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by SWJ Editors | Mon, 10/28/2013 - 3:18pm | 3 comments

"A force built to fight the Cold War is now battling changes to its size, shape and mission in the age of the drone."

by SWJ Editors | Mon, 10/28/2013 - 1:53pm | 0 comments

Building Better Generals by Lieutenant General David W. Barno, USA (Ret.), Dr. Nora Bensahel, Kelley Sayler, & Katherine Kidder, CNAS.

by SWJ Editors | Mon, 10/28/2013 - 1:44pm | 0 comments

Continue on for four maps that put Africa's size in perspective.

by SWJ Editors | Mon, 10/28/2013 - 9:15am | 3 comments

A Canary in the Coal Mine for U.S. Global Leadership? By Kathleen McInnis, War on the Rocks.

by SWJ Editors | Sun, 10/27/2013 - 10:48pm | 0 comments

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by Joe Byerly | Sun, 10/27/2013 - 6:26pm | 2 comments

Junior to mid-grade leaders, both officers and NCOs, do a lot of thinking. The problem isn’t with the thinking, though; it’s with the writing and publishing.

by Robert Bunker | Sun, 10/27/2013 - 5:59pm | 0 comments

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University Blog w/ Houston Chronicle. Five Small Wars Journal El Centro fellows provide op-eds.

by SWJ Editors | Sat, 10/26/2013 - 1:04am | 0 comments

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by SWJ Editors | Fri, 10/25/2013 - 4:52pm | 0 comments

How To Get Best Military Leaders: CNAS Says Split Warriors From Managers by Sydney Freedberg, Breaking Defense.

by SWJ Editors | Fri, 10/25/2013 - 1:42pm | 0 comments

The Takeaway From AUSA by Loren Thompson, Lexington Institute.

by SWJ Editors | Fri, 10/25/2013 - 7:54am | 0 comments

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by SWJ Editors | Thu, 10/24/2013 - 6:58pm | 0 comments

Yep, the Early Bird may be history, let's hope not.

by SWJ Editors | Thu, 10/24/2013 - 6:41am | 0 comments

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by SWJ Editors | Wed, 10/23/2013 - 11:52pm | 1 comment

Straight-Shooter Swenson Not Done Fighting by Kevin Horrigan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

by Joe Byerly | Wed, 10/23/2013 - 12:03pm | 5 comments

Tactical decision exercises provide low-resource training with large pay-offs. A good TDE can be developed in the course of an afternoon, and all it requires is a map, some markers and acetate, and your mind.

by SWJ Editors | Wed, 10/23/2013 - 7:33am | 0 comments

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by SWJ Editors | Tue, 10/22/2013 - 1:34am | 13 comments

A Far Cry From Failure by Michael O'Hanlon, Foreign Affairs.

by SWJ Editors | Tue, 10/22/2013 - 1:23am | 0 comments

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by SWJ Editors | Mon, 10/21/2013 - 11:46am | 0 comments

Army Accelerates BCT Overhaul by 2 Years by Michelle Tan, Army Times.

by SWJ Editors | Mon, 10/21/2013 - 8:43am | 0 comments

DOD Gears Up for Round 2 of Sequestration by Leigh Munsil, Politico.

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by Keith Nightingale | Sun, 10/20/2013 - 11:57pm | 0 comments

The road to Abbottabad and the takedown of Osama bin Laden arguably begins three-decades before in Grenada.

by SWJ Editors | Sun, 10/20/2013 - 11:41pm | 0 comments

U.S. Military Investing Heavily in Africa by Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times.

by Joe Byerly | Sun, 10/20/2013 - 8:47am | 17 comments

Mission command is like a marriage; it takes a lot of work and open lines of communication.

by SWJ Editors | Sun, 10/20/2013 - 1:50am | 0 comments

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