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What do we do now?    

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We could pull every last soldier out of Iraq and Afghanistan tomorrow, but the costs of caring for them will keep climbing until at least 2040.

CPOST asks prominent policy makers and professors to reflect on the tenth anniversary after September 11, 2001.

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Beyond Cairo, Israel Sensing a Wider Siege by Ethan Bronner, New York Times.

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My column at Foreign Policy discusses where the U.S. military finds itself after a decade at war. The War on Terror is quickly becoming a backwater. But a golden age for grand strategists is about...

Adapting, Transforming, and Modernizing Under Fire: The Mexican Military 2006-11 by Inigo Guevara Moyano, Letort Papers, U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute.

How the hell do veterans reintegrate into American society?

Dealing with security failures in the midst of globalization, urbanization, and modernity

At what costs and to what ends are we leaving Afghanistan?

My thoughts on CourtneyGate

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What is the state of the U.S. military a decade after 9/11? This morning, the defense think tank CSBA delivered its appraisal. Here are some highlights.

Is Naval Aviation Culture Dead? By John Lehman, Proceedings. “A Navy led by men and women who have never made a serious mistake will be a Navy that will fail.”

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Counter-Narcotics Efforts in Afghanistan

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A Decade after the 9/11 Attacks, Americans Live in an Era of Endless War by Greg Jaffe, Washington Post.

A review of Warren Wilkin's book on the early phases of the US involvement in Vietnam.

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Soldier, Thinker, Hunter, Spy: Drawing a Bead on Al Qaeda by Elisabeth Bumiller, New York Times.

Are We Finished in the Philippines? - By Travis Tritten, Stars and Stripes. BLUF: Fight against terrorism threat in country deemed a success, but the way out is unclear…

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My column at Foreign Policy discusses how the Pentagon's report on China's military power could start a budget war inside the Pentagon. I also discuss the hard choices ahead for U.S. naval...

‘Top Secret America’: A Look at the Military’s Joint Special Operations Command by Dana Priest and William M. Arkin, Washington Post.

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