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by SWJ Editors | Sun, 08/25/2013 - 8:53pm | 0 comments

US influence is declining in the ME as violence and instability rock Arab countries. An ambitious attempt to reset relations with Russia faltered and failed.

by SWJ Editors | Sun, 08/25/2013 - 5:30pm | 0 comments

Narco-Politics: How Mexico Got There and How It Can Get Out by Pamela F. Izaguirre, Council on Hemispheric Affairs.

by SWJ Editors | Sun, 08/25/2013 - 10:44am | 1 comment

Steven Salaita at Salon: “Compulsory patriotism does nothing for soldiers who risk their lives -- but props up those who profit from war”.

by Mike Grater | Sun, 08/25/2013 - 9:58am | 2 comments

The purpose of this paper is to explore Political Liberalism as applied to the Regionally Aligned Forces concept in order to explain the “why” of strategic implementation.

by John C. Hale | Sun, 08/25/2013 - 7:11am | 0 comments

Preparing for a disaster, whether it is a hurricane, flood, power blackout, or nuclear event is not just a job for FEMA.

by SWJ Editors | Sun, 08/25/2013 - 6:41am | 0 comments

No matter how much the cartels tried, and continue to try, to hide their evil acts with continued threats against journalists, a group of citizens emerged to fill in the gap of local cartel coverage - narcobloggers…

by SWJ Editors | Sun, 08/25/2013 - 6:05am | 0 comments

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by SWJ Editors | Sat, 08/24/2013 - 6:18pm | 0 comments

Saturday Lite: Air-Sea Battle Much More Than Just A Concept (Hat tip to H Lucien Gauthier III).

by SWJ Editors | Sat, 08/24/2013 - 5:06pm | 8 comments

The Failed Grand Strategy in the Middle East - Wall Street Journal Saturday Essay by Walter Russell Mead.

by SWJ Editors | Sat, 08/24/2013 - 3:22pm | 0 comments

The Causes of Instability in Nigeria and Implications for the United States by Lieutenant Colonel Clarence J. Bouchat (USAF, Ret.), US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute monograph.

by SWJ Editors | Sat, 08/24/2013 - 10:33am | 0 comments

Penguin Group announces Erik Prince’s book Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror.

by SWJ Editors | Sat, 08/24/2013 - 12:16am | 0 comments

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by SWJ Editors | Fri, 08/23/2013 - 5:14pm | 2 comments

"The Defense Department may have to fire at least 6,272 civilian employees if automatic cuts known as sequestration slice $52 billion from its fiscal 2014 budget..."

by SWJ Editors | Fri, 08/23/2013 - 4:39pm | 8 comments

U.S. Options in Syria: Obama’s Delays and the Dempsey Warnings by Anthony H. Cordesman, CSIS.

by SWJ Editors | Fri, 08/23/2013 - 2:53pm | 0 comments

Military Jury Finds Fort Hood Gunman Guilty on All Counts by Manny Fernandez, New York Times - More...

by SWJ Editors | Fri, 08/23/2013 - 2:31pm | 0 comments

The Long Road: Uruzgan, Afghanistan, on the Path to Stability by Sgt. Jessi McCormick, 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.

by SWJ Editors | Fri, 08/23/2013 - 1:23am | 0 comments

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by SWJ Editors | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 10:22pm | 0 comments

2013-14 Key Strategic Issues List - US Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute.

by Peter J. Munson | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 9:58am | 5 comments

Will We Ever Stop Bleeding Talent? An interview with Tim Kane by Roxanne Bras at Defense Entrepreneurs Forum.

by SWJ Editors | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 3:44am | 0 comments

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by SWJ Editors | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 1:39am | 0 comments

FPRI is proud to announce the release of a new E-Book, American Military History: A Resource for Teachers and Students.

by SWJ Editors | Wed, 08/21/2013 - 6:22pm | 0 comments

Drones: Actually the Most Humane Form of Warfare Ever - The Atlantic op-ed by Michael W. Lewis.

by SWJ Editors | Wed, 08/21/2013 - 4:43pm | 0 comments

Army, Navy Target Top Brass, Headquarters Spending in Latest Cuts by Chris Carroll, Stars and Stripes.

by SWJ Editors | Wed, 08/21/2013 - 7:40am | 2 comments

Learning from Our Wrong Turn - “Why American counterinsurgency has proved to be unworkable.” Bing West interview with Gian Gentile, National Review.

by SWJ Editors | Wed, 08/21/2013 - 7:14am | 0 comments

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