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The White House summary and a pointer to the text of the speech on Afghanistan.

A look at an advisor team in Iraq.

President Obama is in Afghanistan and tonight, at 7:30 p.m. EDT, he'll address the nation on the future of the NATO mission in the region after a decade of war. What: President Obama...

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Speaking truth about real power and the dim prospects for "people power" in Putin's Russia.

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Japan and the United States agree that 9,000 Marines will leave Okinawa. But where they will end up, and why, is still up in the air.

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BG Flynn explains the mission command Network as  people enabled by technology with a shared purpose.

In an exploratory move, the Marine Corps opens logistical, admin, and medical staff billets to female officers and SNCOs.

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Guns or butter, the age-old question.

Yesterday, I appeared on the "Midrats" radio show, hosted by Cmdr Phibian Salamander and EagleOne, and discussed the U.S. military's Pacific problems.

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A NYT article on Google and Facebook provides some unexpected lessons about complacency, isolation, and innovation.

The Economist offers a piece about breakthroughs in modeling civil wars.

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The Pentagon's plans don't match the harsh future described by Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey.

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A new RAND monograph from Ben Connable suggests that all those metrics may not be as metric as they seem.

Are the numerous recent cases of serious misconduct a symptom of ebbing discipline in the armed forces?

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Since most of you don’t donate to SWJ maybe you can throw me a marketing bone in my new small business (not Small Wars) start-up to help pay some bills… The SWJ roundup is time...

There are 10,000 saints in the Catholic Church. But there is one that’s not even real that many people are praying to.

Is America echoing the British experience?

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H.R. 4303: A bill to direct the Secretary of State to designate as foreign terrorist organizations certain Mexican drug cartels and submit a report on the activities the Department of State is...