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"There are people alive today as a direct result of what Milbloggers do each and every day" --Gary Cagle of Team Rubicon. Military bloggers gathered in Arlington, VA this weekend for the 5th...

COIN/SO/SFA SITREP, March 2010 - US Army/US Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Center Director's Comments: During the March 2010 Train the Trainer Course (T3C) at the COIN Training Center-Afghanistan (...

Our most sincere condolences to the people of Poland, a true and steady ally, on the untimely death of President Lech Kaczynski, his wife Maria, other members of the Polish delegation to Katyn,...

Here is the latest edition of my column at Foreign Policy: Topics include: 1) Great news -- Karzai is acting crazy, 2) The yin and yang of the Nuclear Posture Review. Great news -- Karzai is acting...

Defending the All-volunteer Force: A Rejoinder to Lt. Col. Paul Yingling - Dr. Curtis Gilroy, Armed Forces Journal. In his article, "The Founders' Wisdom," in the January issue of Armed Forces...

Curing Afghanistan - Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell IV and Captain (USN) Mark R. Hagerott, Foreign Policy. The battle for Marja in southern Afghanistan and the coming campaign in Kandahar...

Why Hamid Karzai Makes a Bad Partner for the U.S. - Peter W. Galbraith, Washington Post opinion. President Obama will soon have 100,000 troops fighting a counterinsurgency campaign in Afghanistan....

The US Army/USMC Counterinsurgency Center is pleased to host Associate Professor Daryl Youngman, Kansas State University, for a COIN Center Webcast from 1000 CST, (1100 EST), (1500 ZULU) on Thursday...

The Central Intelligence Agency now has legal permission to kill Anwar al-Aulaqi, a United States citizen. An article from today's Washington Post explains: Because he is a U.S. citizen, adding...

How to Save Afghanistan From Karzai - Bing West, New York Times opinion. ... The coalition is pursuing a political-military strategy based on three tasks. First, "clear" the guerrillas from...

Video of Iraqi Journalists' Killings: Is WikiLeaks a Security Threat? - Peter Grier, Christian Science Monitor. A 2008 report by the U.S. Army suggests that WikiLeaks, which on Tuesday published a...

The Azimuth is the official training bulletin of the Army National Guard (ARNG). It is prepared and published by the Battle Command Training Center at Fort Leavenworth. April's edition is devoted to...

The Best Defense interview: Petraeus on not running for president, pirates, President Obama & 'The Blind Side'. ... Americans are, I think, up to speed on the situations in Afghanistan and Iraq...

Winning 'Hearts and Minds' in Afghanistan: Assessing the Effectiveness of Development Aid in COIN Operations Report on Wilton Park Conference 1022: Thursday 11 -- Sunday 14 March 2010 Organized in...

Innocents at Risk: Innocents at Risk is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded to fight child exploitation and human trafficking. Our mission is to educate citizens about the horrific global and local...

Via e-mail: Empowering Local Village Elders and Women in Afghanistan Please join us to hear a detailed presentation by Claire Russo, a former U.S. Marine officer, as she discusses her efforts in RC-...

The Kandahar Gambit - Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times opinion. ... But the real source of tension was the battle that was about to begin. Kandahar, Afghanistan's second-largest city, has been...

David Petraeus for President: Run General, Run - Toby Harnden, Daily Telegraph. ... In this toxic climate, perhaps the only public institution that has increased in prestige in recent years is the...

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Hurting U.S. Efforts to Win Minds, Taliban Disrupt Pay - Richard A. Oppel, Jr., New York Times. Since their offensive here in February, the Marines have flooded Marja with hundreds of thousands of...

How to Use Afghan Culture to Devise a Political Strategy, and Exit - David Ignatius, Washington Post opinion. If U.S. military commanders are right, here's how the path out of Afghanistan begins:...

Publicly Criticizing the Afghan President Hurts the U.S. - Michael O'Hanlon and Hassina Sherjan, Washington Post opinion Just four days after President Obama's surprise visit to Kabul, Afghan...

Find linked the Center for Military History's online book The U.S. Army and Irregular Warfare, 1775-2007 edited by Richard G. Davis. This book contains selected papers from the 2007 Conference of...

Here is the latest edition of my column at Foreign Policy: Topics include: 1) Note to the White House: You don't own Karzai -- he owns you, 2) The Afghan campaign is now about reputation, not...

U.S. Looking for Leaders in Afghan Army - Jim Michaels, USA Today. ... After eight years and billions of dollars spent on building Afghanistan's military, coalition officials have concluded a lack...

Via E-mail: Please join American Enterprise Institute Resident Scholar, and Director of the Critical Threats Project, Frederick W. Kagan on Monday, April 5, 2010 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm for a live...

U.S. Campaign to Reform Kandahar is Rife with Pitfalls - David Ignatius, Washington Post opinion. The coming battle for control of this ancient crossroads city will be the toughest challenge of the...

Unruly Clients: The Trouble with Allies - Dr. Steven Metz, World Affairs. When Congress approved a massive, five-year assistance package for Pakistan in the fall of 2009, much of it earmarked for...

Via e-mail from Dr. Amitai Etzioni, University Professor and Professor of International Relations at The George Washington University: Jane Mayer made the liberal case against drones in The New...

Middle East Studies at Marine Corps University is pleased to announce that the audio from the MES AfPak Lecture Series third session, "Afghanistan: War of Necessity or Quagmire" presented by...