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My column at Foreign Policy discusses how the Pentagon's report on China's military power could start a budget war inside the Pentagon. I also discuss the hard choices ahead for U.S. naval...

‘Top Secret America’: A Look at the Military’s Joint Special Operations Command by Dana Priest and William M. Arkin, Washington Post.

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Groundhog War: The Limits of Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan by Bing West, Foreign Affairs.

Can Petraeus Handle the CIA’s Skepticism on Afghanistan? - Washington Post opinion piece by David Ignatius.

The US Army COIN Center will be hosting Dr. Christopher Paul for a Webcast briefing on 8 September. 

Beyond the Tenth Year: The Afghan National Security Force, a Foreign Policy Research Institute Webcast/Teleconference.

“Counterinsurgency: History, Theory, and Practice,” a day-long symposium on the military doctrine that has officially guided the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2007.

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Continue on for American Forces Press Service coverage and additional news and commentary links regarding today's military retirement of General David H. Petraeus.

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"Captain Tickles"  checks in to GSGF

A SWJ / USNI Blog Crosspost: The M/V Caravos Horizon - Rotorheads and the Royal Navy in Maritime Security Operations.

Via e-mail from Guy Filippelli, Veterans Transition Program Chairman, National Italian American Foundation.

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A National Strategic Learning Disability? By Lieutenant General James M. Dubik (USA Ret.), Army Magazine. "America's performance at the national strategic level has been lacking."

The deployment of narco armored cars and improvised armored fighting vehicles in Mexico as a byproduct of the criminal insurgencies taking place.

Chris Rawley at Information Dissemination: Libya Lessons: Supremacy of the SOF-Airpower Team… Or, Why Do We Still Need a Huge Army?

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US Tactics in Libya May Be a Model for Other Efforts by Helene Cooper and Steven Lee Meyers, New York Times.

SWJ Daily Roundup for 28 August - Part II. New items and carryover of top news from the early edition.

Irene is closing in on my undisclosed location and while I have the generator primed and ready there is a slight chance I will not be able to post in the wee hours tomorrow.  So here is an...

 A Response to “Teaching COIN to a (Mostly) Non-Practitioner Audience"

West Point's Combating Terrorism Center has released the August 2011 Issue of the CTC Sentinel.

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My column this week at Foreign Policy explains why the Obama administration's "Libya Model" for intervention is far from proven.

The Army's Reading List: A Look Into the New Joint Chiefs Chairman by Nate Rawlings at Time Magazine’s Battleland Blog.

Teaching lessons from the field

AAR on one small wars class