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The Washington Post reports on family divisions stemming from the Khost bombing by a CIA informant.

Fighting for Peace.  When is the time for peace?  Talking to the man from HaGalil and asking forgiveness and wondering or wandering how to fight for peace?

Battles like this one near Najaf and Operation Turki Bowl begin to tell the real story of clearing safehavens and training camps in Iraq during the winter of 2006 before the so-called Surge

Victorian Fontan traces one Iraqi's journey through insurgency and his violent end at Carl Prine's LOD.

The real debate over small wars should be about how we enter them.

This week, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta rolled out the Pentagon's post-COIN budget. He's taking the military to the high-tech future Donald Rumsfeld had in mind in 2001.

Fabius Maximus argues that the only way to constrain United States militarization in foreign policy is to dissolve the Army and bring back the Militia

The Vietnam War seared the issue of MIAs into America's culture.  Writing for Time Magazine, Marine Captain Bingham Jamison asks us not to forget about the newest MIAs.

Must reading from this weekend's New York Times Magazine.

On 9 January Small Wars Journal published an article entitled “A Rose By Any Other Name.” MAJ Michael Coote argued that the current definitions of insurgency found in military doctrinal...

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Inside the NSA: A New Documentary on National Geographic Channel Monday, January 30 - National Geographic press release.

U.S. Fleet Forces Command press release concerning Bold Alligator 2012.

The new Joint Operational Access Concept is a good start on the anti-access/area denial problem. But challenges remain, not least the linkage to war termination and stable endstates.

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Be sure to check out World Politics Review's "Counterinsurgency in the Post-COIN World", featuring Steven Metz, Bing West, Michael Mazaar, Crispin Burke, and Andrew Exum.  (...

Small Wars and the Theory of Games: An Open, Live Conflict EcoSystem

The real Civil War is about to begin

Does Egypt need outside intervention to stabilize, or should they be allowed to find their own way?

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The more we rely on technology, the less we can deal with uncertainty, and the more of a vulnerability that becomes.

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In an attempt to better set our authors up for success and to maximize the benefit our busy readers receive from our articles, we have made some minor tweaks to the editorial policy.

The new editor is on the job and hopes to carry on the good work done by Mike Few during his tenure here.

Continue on for today's SWJ news and opinion roundup and links to the USNI Daily and Real Clear World.

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In my Foreign Policy column, I discuss whether Iran's missile-centric strategy could eventually shred the assumptions U.S. military planners have relied on for decades.

"Small Wars Journal Change of Command" by Carl Prine at Line of Departure. Though a change, not one of command.

The History News Network recorded this video of Andrew J. Bacevich speaking at the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in Chicago, IL, on January 7, 2012. Topic: George C....