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An Alternative Measure of Means and Ways in Strategy

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In my Foreign Policy column, I discuss why the drone capture by Iran will not slow down robotic warfare. I also explain why the U.S. needs a new maritime strategy.

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Iranian Video of Alleged U.S. Drone

The big lesson the International Community should draw from the last ten years in Afghanistan is that cooperation must be a key principle of war if they hope to achieve peace

Two recent items discuss some of China's deep problems and imply disruptive change may be coming, and soon. But such an outlier scenario is not likely given much weight in Western plans.

Large swaths of Indian territory are plagued by conflict between the state and the long-running Maoist insurgency group known as the Naxalites

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The LCE is a great tool when examining the budget trade space

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Bringing the State to the Slum: Confronting Organized Crime and Urban Violence in Latin America by Vanda Felbab-Brown, The Brookings Institution.

A primer to help move past COIN, CT, FID, SFA and start talking strategy to confront today's problems

The claims about COIN were obviously false when made, disproved by both history and logic.

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Andrew Exum discovers FID and SFA

Let the Army and Marine Corps hear your voice

Mexican Cartel Strategic Note No. 9:  Why Does Napolitano Focus on Al Qaeda Lone Wolves and Ignore the Mexican Cartels?

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An excellent talk from General Peter van Uhm, Chief of the Netherlands Defence Staff, on the meaning of the Profession of Arms.  

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Is there Hope for Afghanistan? - by Linda Robinson, Foreign Policy and A Shift in the Afghanistan Strategy - by John Nagl, Foreign Affairs.

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Hanging Up My Army Uniform to be a High School Teacher - Paul Yingling, Washington Post.

The Risks of Military Cutbacks - David Ignatius, Washington Post.

In my Foreign Policy column, I explain why Pakistan's leverage over the United States won't last much longer. I also discuss why the U.S. Marine Corps is in a hurry to its next assignment.

More debate on modern counterinsurgency  

Review of Sarah Phillips' work on Yemen

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