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Counterinsurgency Center Webcast, FM3-24/MCWP 3-33.5 Counterinsurgency Revision Conference Outcomes, 7 June, 1000 CDT.

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Historian and critic Paul Fussell died this week at 88.  Read his take on war.

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West Point Is Divided on a War Doctrine’s Fate by Elisabeth Bumiller, New York Times.

The Associated Press reports that 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now seeking compensation for injuries they say are service-related.

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HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC; General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868

When crises erupt, regional commanders need other effective options besides simply more aircraft carrier strike groups.

Gian Gentile asks why Stanley McChrystal is teaching an "off-the-record" course at Yale.

Ivo Daalder on the NATO Summit and the struggle to succeed Sistani.

Mexico’s Two Major Crime Cartels Now at War by William Booth, Washington Post.

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Mexican Cartel Tactical Note #11: MG 34 Machine Guns Recovered in Nayarit— Hezbollah Arms Transfer Concerns

BG Mark Arnold argues for personnel reforms in an essay in Armed Forces Journal.

A review of Lewis Sorley's biography on General Westmoreland.

The Center for National Policy offers a report on a new way ahead.

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The Persian Gulf needs its own NATO. But just like in 1949, this alliance will work only if the United States leads it.

COL Doug Macgregor (Ret) presented this well-received brief to ILE students at Ft Lee.

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Via USNI e-mail: On Scene Report Day One - 2012 Joint Warfighting Conference

GEN Robert Cone, Commanding General U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, offers his thoughts on the upcoming Army Future Game.

A Harvard Business Review blog entry discusses the leaders in our midst.

The Cadre: Thinking Outside the Box About How Rotation Affects Operations by Andrew Person at Tom Ricks' Best Defense.

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