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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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"A once-promising strategy for stability in Afghanistan ended badly two years ago, along with the career of its author and chief proponent, Army Special Forces Maj. Jim Gant."

Infinity Journal has just released its "The Strategy Bridge" Special Edition.

“One of the great things about making a provocative argument is that you get plenty of responses.”

"In the minds of most Americans—and perhaps most members of Congress, too—the war in Afghanistan is already long since lost."

"It can ensure stability and protect minorities better than any other form of order. The case for a tempered American imperialism."

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"The inability to predict the future was about the only thing consistent with predicting the future."

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Via the Foreign Policy Initiative - Open Letter to President Obama: Secure Ukraine, Isolate Russia, and Strengthen NATO