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CNN cites military officials as stating up to 75,000 troops needed to secure Syrian chemical sites, should the need arise.

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A major study released today by Canada’s leading defence, foreign affairs and security institute calls for a major re-examination of the national security policy and strategy that guides and...

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According to the New York Times, Admiral William McRaven wants a freer hand for his special operators. Will this extend to an unconventional warfare campaign in Syria?

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Anthony Shadid, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, dies at 43 in Syria, reportedly of an asthma attack.

Mexican Cartel Strategic Note No. 12:  The Spreading Criminal Insurgencies in Mexico: States With U.S. State Department Travel Advisories.

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Longtime SWJ friend and Senior Editor of Bellum of The Stanford Review Tristan Abbey argues that “American declinists are wrong to see the unraveling of the British Empire as a roadmap.

Marine officer Aaron MacLean at WaPo bemoans the military's lack of talent management (via @Doctrine_Man).

As promised, the Pentagon's new budget slashes U.S. ground forces. That was supposed to free up resources for naval and air power in the Pacific. But the new budget fails to deliver on that...

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Bob Tollast interviews Hayder al-Khoei on developments in Iraq and the Iraqi view of events in Syria.

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Brett Friedman draws attention to the deeper malaise behind the recent string of black-eyes for the Marine Corps.

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Michael L. Burgoyne argues that U.S. COIN doctrine can be applied to problems in South America.  Sometimes, a more enemy-focused approach is needed, he finds.

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Four reasons why -- this time -- you should believe the hype about Israel attacking Iran.

Just a quick editorial comment about some recent non-news - Panetta calls for new probe into photo of Marines - concerning the image of Marines posing with a Nazi SS flag.

The US Army Counterinsurgency Center will provide an update on progress made so far with the revision of FM 3-24 in a Webcast on 16 February.

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Pakistan Rural vs. Urban Twofer from The Wilson Quarterly.

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