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Time is Running Out in Afghanistan: The April 5th Election is Only the Prelude to Transition

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"Wednesday’s mass shooting by an Army specialist in Fort Hood, Tex., put the Pentagon on a dreaded, if increasingly familiar, footing..."

“Obscure 1961 operation helped establish Air Force role in special operations.”

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"The U.S. military will increase its role in cooperative security efforts and exercises as it continues to shift forces and operational focus to the Asia-Pacific region."

“The presidential election and US withdrawal are likely to have complex repercussions for the region's web of invisible networks.”

U.S. Army War College hosts its 25th Annual Strategy Conference in Carlisle, Pennsylvania from April 8-10, 2014. Participants can participate either in person or watch live on-line.

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"What could be the biggest corruption scandal to ever engulf the Chinese armed forces."

September 2013 piece that everyone in our business should read and ponder...

“There is a growing recognition that transnational organized crime is growing in size and influence in a world marked with globalization and diminishing importance of borders.”

"When considering the first Iraq war, most people think about the offensive campaign."

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It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening.

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In this new analytical study, CEPA experts argue that NATO should move to reinforce the frontline NATO states of Central and Eastern Europe in the wake of the Crimea crisis.

“As most would view it, I crossed over to the dark side professionally by becoming involved with Jim and he with me,” Tyson writes. “I saw it differently...

"Welcome to 'American Spartan,' the 'Catch-22' of the Afghanistan war, a mixture of romanticism, fantasy and hard-core dedication."

We have added four new regionally focused reports to Landpower, three in EUCOM and one in PACOM.

"The Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan have secretly agreed to focus on carrying out operations in Afghanistan."

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"The US military will need war funding for years to come, despite the fact that most troops will be out of Afghanistan by the end of this year."

West Point's Combating Terrorism Center has released the March 2014 Issue of the CTC Sentinel.

“China waging ‘Three Warfares’ against United States in Asia, Pentagon says.”

The U.S. military is always busy planning for war pretty much everywhere, but some places are tougher nuts to crack than others.

"This is not only a story about disgraced U.S. Army Special Forces major James Gant. This is also a story about a story about Jim Gant."

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Many people associate the phrases the known known, the unknown known and the unknown unknown with Rumsfeld, but few people are aware of how he first presented these ideas to the public.

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