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"News that Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract to maintain the A-10 out to beyond 2028 will be welcomed by many."

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A Healing in Sharing War Experiences by Lieutenant General Bernard E. Trainor (USMC Ret.), Washington Post.

Late Night Tunes: The Who at The Concert For New York City.

14 Years of Undermining Public Diplomacy by Robert Schadler, US News and World Report.

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An Army in Transition Awaits West Point Cadets as Wars End, Military Budgets Shrink by Ernesto Londoño, Washington Post.

War and Thanksgiving by John Amble, War on the Rocks.

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Via WKRP in Cincinnati, Thanksgiving golden oldie.

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The Vietnamese tribesmen who fought alongside American Special Forces won the Green Berets’ admiration and lost everything else.

The best to you and yours for Thanksgiving.

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State Collapse, Insurgency, and Counterinsurgency: Lessons from Somalia by Dr. J. Peter Pham, Strategic Studies Institute.

Changing Minds In The Army: Why It Is So Difficult and What To Do About It by Dr. Stephen J. Gerras and Dr. Leonard Wong, Strategic Studies Institute.

Conflict Management and Peacebuilding: Pillars of a New American Grand Strategy. Edited by Dr. Volker C. Franke and Dr. Robert H. Dorff, Strategic Studies Institute.

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America Forgetting Lessons of Iraq, Afghanistan, General Says in Colorado Springs Speech by Tom Roeder, The Gazette.

"Even if a compromise is reached that avoids the worst effects of sequestration, the Department of Defense will be faced with deep cuts to capabilities and capacities."

Mexico’s cartels are significant social, political, and economic actors.

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The same people who leave dead bodies and severed heads littering a busy highway in Mexico are now moving their operations to Oklahoma.

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Learning for the Next War by Nathan Finney, Barefoot Strategist.

“Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare” - The IISS-US book launch; video of the panel discussion.