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SWJ Blog is a multi-author blog publishing news and commentary on the various goings on across the broad community of practice.  We gladly accept guest posts from serious voices in the community.

by SWJ Editors | Tue, 09/17/2013 - 7:24am | 0 comments

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by SWJ Editors | Mon, 09/16/2013 - 2:35pm | 0 comments

“Army Adaptation from 1898 to the Present: How Army Leaders Balanced Strategic and Institutional Imperatives to Best Serve the Nation” (Land Warfare Paper 98, September 2013).

by SWJ Editors | Mon, 09/16/2013 - 12:16pm | 6 comments

Listen to General Dempsey at The American Conservative and The Army's Learning-and-Adapting Dogma at The National Interest.

by SWJ Editors | Mon, 09/16/2013 - 6:50am | 0 comments

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by SWJ Editors | Mon, 09/16/2013 - 5:12am | 0 comments

Mexican Cartel Essays and Notes is a collection of twenty-three Small Wars Journal articles supplemented by operational and tactical notes covering a variety of cartel-related subjects.

by SWJ Editors | Sun, 09/15/2013 - 6:50pm | 0 comments

I supplied one of the first 'official' accounts of the war’s progress, and possibly the first acknowledgement of the lack of a workable operational plan for winning the peace.

by SWJ Editors | Sun, 09/15/2013 - 6:37pm | 0 comments

"In the absence of a viable national military strategy and vision from above, the service chiefs are left to figure things out on their own."

by SWJ Editors | Sun, 09/15/2013 - 9:10am | 1 comment

"Recently, U.S. Army Best Ranger Jeff Struecker returned to Somalia twenty years after he fought in the battle that inspired the book and movie Black Hawk Down."

by SWJ Editors | Sun, 09/15/2013 - 1:07am | 0 comments

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by SWJ Editors | Sat, 09/14/2013 - 9:58pm | 0 comments

Continue on for the Institute of Land Warfare's 2013 publications.

by SWJ Editors | Sat, 09/14/2013 - 4:00pm | 0 comments

The Antiterror Spy Left Out in the Cold - Wall Street Journal's ‘The Weekend Interview’ With Robert Seldon Lady, by Matthew Kaminski.

by SWJ Editors | Sat, 09/14/2013 - 7:58am | 0 comments
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by SWJ Editors | Fri, 09/13/2013 - 11:37pm | 3 comments

“Marty and I both would say that the nation needs to keep the capacity to defeat another nation on the ground...we don’t see... a long fight. We can’t afford it.”

by SWJ Editors | Fri, 09/13/2013 - 5:37pm | 0 comments

"The civilian policy makers and generals who led Mr. Obama toward a troop escalation in Afghanistan during his first year in office have been replaced by a handpicked leadership."

by Crispin Burke | Fri, 09/13/2013 - 4:51pm | 1 comment

During the Cold War misguided elites were referred to as “useful idiots“. Now some service members have fallen directly into that trap.

by SWJ Editors | Fri, 09/13/2013 - 4:42pm | 0 comments

Dr. Michael Noonan's USN&WR Op-Ed in Response to MG Robert Scales' WP Op-Ed.

by SWJ Editors | Fri, 09/13/2013 - 6:30am | 0 comments

By Major Ben Zweibelson, Lieutenant Colonel Grant Martin, and Dr. Christopher Paparone, all frequent contributors to Small Wars Journal and established design theory proponents.

by SWJ Editors | Fri, 09/13/2013 - 6:16am | 0 comments

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by SWJ Editors | Thu, 09/12/2013 - 11:23pm | 2 comments

"The families of the fallen are entitled to war-weariness. So are those wounded in body or spirit, and their loved ones."

by SWJ Editors | Thu, 09/12/2013 - 9:21pm | 1 comment

LTG David Barno's WP Op-Ed in Response to MG Robert Scales' WP Op-Ed.

by SWJ Editors | Thu, 09/12/2013 - 7:34pm | 0 comments

Dr. Michael O'Hanlon's WP Op-Ed in Response to MG Robert Scales' WP Op-Ed.

by SWJ Editors | Thu, 09/12/2013 - 1:51pm | 0 comments

"He put this proposal forward and he’s now invested in it."

by SWJ Editors | Thu, 09/12/2013 - 1:19pm | 0 comments

Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare by David H. Ucko and Robert Egnell, Columbia University Press (Available October 2013).

by SWJ Editors | Thu, 09/12/2013 - 2:00am | 1 comment

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