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My column at Foreign Policy discusses the Pentagon's labor cost problems. I also discuss the Mexican government's attempts to squash rumors of paramilitaries in Veracruz.

U.S. Army SAMS Monograph Series: Population-Centric Counterinsurgency: A False Idol? Three Monographs from the School of Advanced Military Studies.

The War Over the Vietnam War - Wall Street Journal book review by Max Boot of Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam by Lewis Sorley.

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U.S. Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime: DOA (Dead On Arrival)?

Defending and holding an untenable position

Paul Kan on "Narco-Refugees"

Let's take pity on Hamid Karzai, as he searches for some leverage against Pakistan.

Grafenwoehr Full Spectrum Exercise Tosses COIN by Steven Beardsley, Stars and Stripes

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Obama’s Favorite Think Tank: Cut the Army, Forget Counterinsurgency by Spencer Ackerman, Wired’s Danger Room.

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Policymakers love their drones -- they allow Washington to "gain and maintain spectacle superiority."

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Can US military experience abroad in counterinsurgency help domestically to counter gangs?

Colombian Intelligence (Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad - DAS) Compromised by Drug Traffickers

Review of Special Operation's Leadership Mantras

A conversation with Major General Jonathan Shaw, CBE

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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, will always remain a subject of fascination and study.

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This War Can Still Be Won - New York Times Op-Ed by Fernando M. Lujan.

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Is Colombia Losing Its War Against Rebels and Drugs Gangs? By David Noto, FOX News.

19 Tips for those embeded with the military