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In my Foreign Policy column I discuss why the U.S. won't do much about the Iranian bomb plot. I also discuss a new report about the future of U.S. ground forces, which bucks the current...

General-turned-Spy-Chief Gives Military Greater Role in CIA Analysis of Afghan War by Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press.

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The U.S. Central Command investigation into the Aug. 6, 2011, CH-47 crash in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, is complete. An unclassified executive summary of the investigation is available on the...

Texas Border Security: A Strategic Military Assessment

U.S. Ground Force Capabilities Through 2020 - A Report of the CSIS New Defense Approaches Project by Nathan Freier (primary author) and Daniel Bilko, Matthew Driscoll, Akhil Lyer, Walter Rugen,...

Many theorists are hoping to use Cold War deterrence theory against a future nuclear-armed Iran. The Washington bomb plot may have blown up those hopes.

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I'll be the first to admit it:  drones are quite the rage. In 2009, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates hinted that the F-35 Lightning II might be the last manned fighter ever fielded....

Does U.S. Drone Use Set a New Precedent for War? -  PBS News Hour.

CNAS 'Hard Choices' is a good start for discussing the Pentagon's budget options. But a deeper discussion of risks and consequences is needed.

A Few Questions for Colonel Paul Yingling on Failures in Generalship by Colonel Gian P Gentile.

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Mini SWJ news roundup covering Army budget cuts as discussed during a news conference today at the annual session of the Association of the United States Army and an overview by Defense News.

Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan: Is It Working? By Kristina Wong, ABC News.

Rooting Out Toxic Leaders by Michelle Tan, Army Times.

It's Time for a Scholarly Truce With Military Academies by Melissa Matthes, The Chronicle Review.

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Hard Choices: Responsible Defense in an Age of Austerity, video of Friday’s CNAS report release event.

And the beat goes on...

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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Continue on for today's SWJ news and opinion roundup and a link to the USNI Daily.

Continue on for today's SWJ news and opinion roundup and a link to the USNI Daily.

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

Defending and holding an untenable position