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Do Quote Me by P.W. Singer, Armed Forces Journal. BLUF: "Washington's think tankers can play a double game through the media."

Joint Chiefs Chairman Says Military Must Focus Beyond Iraq and Afghanistan by Thom Shanker of the New York Times. BLUF: "... the military now must revise how it goes about defending America and its...

FT Interview Transcript: General David Petraeus: General David Petraeus, the commander of NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, spoke to Matthew Green, the Financial Times Afghanistan and Pakistan...

Will Pakistan Follow Egypt's Example? By Jayshree Bajoria, Council on Foreign Relations. BLUF: "Pakistan may be even more vulnerable than Egypt to popular discontent, with higher inflation,...

Top Stories / Items of Interest In Egypt, U.S. Weighs Push for Change With Stability - New York Times U.S. Eases Off Call for Swift Egypt Reform - Los Angeles Times Cairo Demonstrations Hit...

Top Stories / Items of Interest After First Talks, Egypt Opposition Vows New Protest - New York Times Egypt: Key Opponents Relax Stance - Washington Post Egypt's New Cabinet Meets as Protests...

Via e-mail from Dr. Jack Kem, Deputy to the Commander, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan (NTM-A) and Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A): It is remarkable to us that in the past...

Top Stories / Items of Interest Stability of Egypt Hinges on a Divided Military - New York Times Egypt's Military Treads Carefully in Cairo - Los Angeles Times Opposition Parties Fracture as Talks...

Picking Up The Pieces Following Kandahar Offensive by Abubakar Siddique and Mohammad Sadiq Rishtinai, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. BLUF: Sustaining military gains in the long-term depends on the...

Top Stories / Items of Interest Mubarak Meets Economic Team as Protests Enter Day 12 - Voice of America Egypt Officials Seek to Ease Mubarak Out - New York Times Steps Toward a Solution in Egyptian...

Revolt in North Africa, was it predicted? With the recent turmoil in North Africa and unrest in the Middle East, we decided to dust off some previously published articles by friends of Small Wars...

How the United States could end up paying even more for an anti-American Egypt. Here is the latest edition of my column at Foreign Policy: Topics include: 1) In its dealings with the United States,...

Ed. Note:  Bob Jones' article A Populace-Centric Foreign Policy, published at World Politics Review in Feb 2009, will be available in front of their paywall until Feb 13, courtesy of WPR....

Who says we're just a bunch of theorists, analysts, and policy wonks?  How about someone from our Small Wars Journal community taking on a mission & taking down the competition?...

Top Stories / Items of Interest Egyptians Muster for New Protest as Crackdown Widens - New York Times Protesters Again Fill Tahrir Square for 'Departure' Rally - Washington Post Egyptian Throngs Have...

The recent cancellation of the U.S. Marine Corps' Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) sparked a debate over how the Marine Corps could maintain a capability to conduct an amphibious assault against...

Days of Unrest Arab World Faces Its Uncertain Future - New York Times Violence Escalates After Gunfire Assault - Wall Street Journal Mubarak Supporters Clash With Anti-Government Protesters in Cairo...

Compensation in Kandahar Matthew Millham ISAF HQ Public Affairs Coalition forces in southern Afghanistan provided $1.4 million in compensation in the last four months to Afghan civilians whose...

Top News / Items of Interest Obama Urges Faster Shift of Power in Egypt - New York Times Obama: Transition in Egypt 'Must Begin Now' - Washington Post Pressure Mounts on Egypt's Mubarak - BBC News...

On January 27, the U.S. government's U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission received testimony from eleven experts on China's "active defense" strategy and its implications for Asian...

Top News / Items of Interest Mubarak Seeks Dialogue, Shows No Sign of Relenting - Washington Post Mubarak's Grip on Power Is Shaken - New York Times Egypt Protests Strengthen, Army Vows to Hold Fire...

Churchill's Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India during World War II by Madhusree Mukerjee.  Published by Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Book Groups,...

The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict by Jonathan Schneer. Published by Random House, New York.  416 pages, 2010. Reviewed by Commander Youssef Aboul-...

Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East by Priya Satia. Published by Oxford University Press, London.  472 pages,...

Days of Unrest Egypt Protests Enter Seventh Day - BBC News Army, Police on Cairo Streets, But No End to Egypt Protests in Sight - VOA Opposition Unites in Egypt - Wall Street Journal Egyptian...

At the U.S. Army's Fort Belvoir, Virginia - bugle blasts caused a chorus of complaints recently. Maybe all someone in authority needs to say is "beat me daddy, eight to the bar" and this non-crisis...

Top Stories / Items of Interest Chaos Engulfs Cairo; Mubarak Points to Succession - Associated Press Egyptian Soldiers Show Solidarity with Protesters - Washington Post Egyptians Defiant as Military...

Days of Unrest Egyptians Defiant as Military Does Little to Quash Protests - New York Times Troops Let Protests Proceed as Mubarak Names VP - Washington Post No End in Sight for Protests in Egypt -...

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