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The Middle East Crisis Has Just Begun by Robert Kaplan, Wall Street Journal opinion. BLUF: "For the U.S., democracy's fate in the region matters much less than the struggle between the Saudis and...

The Libya air campaign will not be as quick or painless as the White House seems to think. Here is the latest edition of my column at Foreign Policy: Topics include: 1) Has Obama been seduced by air...

Ryan C. Crocker to Receive 2011 Marshall Medal - Association of the United States Army. BLUF: "The medal will be presented to Crocker by the AUSA Council of Trustees in recognition of his lifelong...

King's College Department of War Studies' Podcast - Dr. John Nagl, President of the Center for a New American Security, talks to Professor Theo Farrell, Department of War Studies, King's College,...

Via the U.S. Army's STAND-TO!: Rapid Afghanistan Experience Project: Contemporary Lessons Learned What is it? In full collaboration with other Army operational readiness stakeholders, U.S. Army...

A New Tool For U.S. Intelligence: Google? By Dina Temple-Raston, National Public Radio Morning Edition article and audio. BLUF: "Gabriel Koehler-Derrick, an instructor at West Point, and Joshua...

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Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Experts: Did State Get the QDDR Right? Washington, D.C., March 24, 2011 -- The Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), released by the State...

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Small Wars, Disorder, Likely DoD Bills by Nathan Freier at DoD Buzz. BLUF: "Libya, Bahrain, Egypt, North Korea, Haqqani Network, al Qaeda, Rwanda, Bosnia: the list of unpredictable and largely...

No, our best officers are not running off: 4 officers respond to that Atlantic article at Tom Rick's Best Defense. Colonel James Miller, US Army; Captain Anthony Calandra, US Navy; Lieutenant Colonel...

Book Review: The Bonus by Georgia Lowe Lucky Dime Press, 2010, 398p. Trade paperback, ISBN# 978-0-615-37145-0 $18.95 Reviewed by Mike Few Georgia Lowe's debut novel, The Bonus, vividly captures a...

SWJ friend Major Steven Brothers, who authored Considerations on Libya for SWJ, wrote a book review on Louis Martinez's The Libyan Paradox over at ASMEA (Association for the Study of the Middle East...

Beating Back the Taliban by Dr. Seth Jones, Foreign Policy / RAND. BLUF: "Despite all the political hand-wringing in Washington over the war in Afghanistan, it's the Taliban who are now on the...

Building Critical Thinkers by General Martin Dempsey, Armed Forces Journal. BLUF: "The challenges ahead of us in the 21st century security environment mandate that we reinvigorate our commitment to...

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I thought I'd share a summary from today's National Military Academy of Afghanistan Graduation Ceremony for Class 1389 (solar year) where President Hamid Karzai publicly announced the way forward...

Our favorite Pittsburgh Tribune Review reporter and SWJ friend Carl Prine is now blogging at Military.com. See Carl Prine's Line of Departure.

Special Report: Operation Odyssey Dawn - Department of Defence web page covering Joint Task Force Operation Odyssey Dawn operations in Libya.

Recently published Carlisle (Student) Papers, LeTort Papers, and Colloquium Briefs published by the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute: An Evaluation of Counterinsurgency as a...

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Training for Counterinsurgency Center by Dr. Rich Kiper, Booz-Allen-Hamilton analyst, US Army COIN Center In a previous post, the COIN Center explained the nine COIN training tasks and fifty-two...

Libya's Coming Insurgency by Dr. Steven Metz, The New Republic. BLUF: "... whatever happens in the coming weeks or months, one thing is clear: The chances of a drawn-out insurgency in Libya are very...

The international coalition's air campaign is about 48 hours old and in strictly military terms the results thus far are probably exceeding expectations. Western aircraft are flying over Libya and...

Blue Birds and Wolverines in Libya: Cinematic Considerations for Military Intervention by Patrick McKinney On March 17, 2011, the United Nations authorized military force to protect the people of...

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Via Armed Forces Press Service: Navy Vice Adm. Wlliam E. Gortney, director of the Joint Staff, briefed reporters at the Pentagon on the launch of "Operation Odyssey Dawn." "The goals of these...

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United States and British warships launched at least 110 land-attack cruise missiles against 20 Libyan air defense targets. Admiral Samuel Locklear, USN, aboard USS Mt. Whitney, is in command of the...