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The Perfect Officer: Military Brass Throughout History by Henrik Bering, Hoover Institution.

Dr. Robert J. Bunker testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere

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AADPP 3 Operations: Unified Land Operations (Abridged), 14 September 2011.

The Department of Defense has issued a change to the Unified Command Plan (UCP).

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What are you going to do now?

The Army's tactics in Sadr City seemed much smarter than Fallujah in 2004. But is Sadr City really a model for future urban operations?

A must read; Captain McCain, the floor is yours; at cdr salamder about a must read Remarks by Senator John McCain at the Tailhook Symposium Honoring the Centennial of Naval Aviation.

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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