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by Scott Forster | Thu, 11/14/2013 - 5:07pm | 0 comments

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by SWJ Editors | Thu, 11/14/2013 - 4:51am | 0 comments

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by SWJ Editors | Wed, 11/13/2013 - 5:22pm | 0 comments

Building Better Armies: An Insider’s Account of Liberia by Dr. Sean McFate, Strategic Studies Institute.

by SWJ Editors | Wed, 11/13/2013 - 3:31pm | 0 comments

Resident Power: Building a Politically Sustainable U.S. Military Presence in Southeast Asia and Australia by Dr. Ely Ratner, Center for a New American Security.

by Franklin C. (Chuck) Spinney | Wed, 11/13/2013 - 10:43am | 13 comments

The Air Force has decided to retire the A-10 attack aircraft from its inventory.  To people who follow defense, particularly old timers, this cynical move is hardly surprising.

by Robert Bunker | Wed, 11/13/2013 - 9:35am | 0 comments

Continue on for the film's trailer.

by SWJ Editors | Wed, 11/13/2013 - 2:41am | 0 comments

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by SWJ Editors | Wed, 11/13/2013 - 2:15am | 0 comments

A slain Staten Island soldier was honored at the Polish consulate in Manhattan Tuesday for his heroic actions during an insurgent attack in Afghanistan in August.

by SWJ Editors | Tue, 11/12/2013 - 4:19pm | 0 comments

Continue on for the Autumn 2013 Issue of Parameters.

by SWJ Editors | Tue, 11/12/2013 - 4:14pm | 0 comments

Cutting Losses: Ending Limited Interventions by David C. Brooks, Parameters.

by SWJ Editors | Tue, 11/12/2013 - 9:11am | 4 comments

Assisting Host Country Militaries: Assessing Lessons from NATO, EU and Member State Experience - Wilton Park (UK) Conference, 4-6 December 2013.

by SWJ Editors | Tue, 11/12/2013 - 9:00am | 3 comments

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by Dave Dilegge | Mon, 11/11/2013 - 2:33pm | 1 comment

I often tire of all the press releases that fill my e-mail inbox. Not this one from The Royal Netherlands Embassy.

by Dave Dilegge | Mon, 11/11/2013 - 8:44am | 6 comments

In Afghanistan, Interpreters Who Helped U.S. in War Denied Visas; U.S. Says They Face No Threat by Kevin Sieff, Washington Post.

by SWJ Editors | Mon, 11/11/2013 - 7:23am | 0 comments

World of Drones to Get Wilder and Wider; Sky’s the Limit for Espionage, Warfare by Guy Taylor, Washington Times.

by Joe Byerly | Mon, 11/11/2013 - 5:39am | 4 comments

A letter that General Jonathan Wainwright sent to Soldiers discharged from the military, following their service in World War II. 

by SWJ Editors | Mon, 11/11/2013 - 5:30am | 0 comments

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by LtGen Robert B. Neller | Sun, 11/10/2013 - 4:04pm | 0 comments

A repost from last year, still relevant and inspiring.

by SWJ Editors | Sun, 11/10/2013 - 9:37am | 5 comments

How the Military Isolates Itself - And Hurts Veterans by Phillip Carter and David Barno, Washington Post.

by SWJ Editors | Sun, 11/10/2013 - 9:23am | 1 comment

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by SWJ Editors | Sun, 11/10/2013 - 1:14am | 0 comments

Documents Show Depth of US Concern over Mexico Violence by Alfredo Corchado, Dallas Morning News.

by Dave Dilegge | Sat, 11/09/2013 - 1:39pm | 0 comments

From one Marine to another. Happy Birthday and Semper Fi. Continue on for the Commandant's Birthday Message/Video and Major General John A. Lejeune’s Birthday Message.

by SWJ Editors | Sat, 11/09/2013 - 7:15am | 0 comments

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by SWJ Editors | Fri, 11/08/2013 - 8:08pm | 0 comments

Continue on for information on CNAS’ Next Generation National Security Leaders Program. Application period now open.

by Dave Dilegge | Fri, 11/08/2013 - 3:07pm | 0 comments

Pentagon Policy Chief Latest Senior Official to Step Down by John T. Bennett, Defense News.