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Sam Roggeveen at Lowy Institute's The Interpreter: Not only has the milblog Small Wars Journal made Rolling Stone's annual hot list, but UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband, writing on his blog, has...

Greyhawk over at Mudville Gazette asks: Now that Rolling Stone has included Small Wars Journal on the 2009 Hot List, how long until we see these at the local PX (or grocery store): Link to mag covers...

The Kilcullen Doctrine - Mark Safranski, ZenPundit. While relatively short and designed, naturally, to help promote a book by a friend and CNAS colleague, Dr. Nagl has also taken a significant step...

This week's SWJ contribution to Foreign Policy - This Week at War by Robert Haddick is now posted. Topics include - Can Counterinsurgency Ever be Used Again? - Social Scientists in the Trenches.

Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Coglianese believes this article still has some utility for SWJ readership. We agree and appreciate him sending it along. Creating a Supercharged Battalion By...

What do Lady Gaga and Small Wars Journal have in common? One is on the cover of the Rolling Stone and one isn't -- but sure enough both made the Rolling Stone 2009 Hot List" -- go figure. Stocks...

Hopefully this won't happen but Starbuck at Wings Over Iraq reports on a recent e-mail he received: I just received this e-mail from someone involved in an Army-based web forum called "...

Social Science for Counterterrorism Putting the Pieces Together Edited by Paul K. Davis, Kim Cragin. Contributors: Darcy Noricks, Todd C. Helmus, Christopher Paul, Claude Berrebi, Brian A. Jackson,...

HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868 I. The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise...

No Magic Bullet on Iran - David Ignatius, Washington Post opinion. When U.S. and Israeli officials say that "all options are on the table" for stopping Iran from gaining nuclear weapons, that's...

What the Tigers Taught Al-Qaeda - Mia Bloom, Washington Post opinion. It took a pitched two-hour gun battle with Sri Lankan special forces. Then a rocket launched into his armor-plated ambulance....

Ending the Neverending War - Reviewed by John Nagl, Azure The Forever War: Dispatches from the War on Terror by Dexter Filkins Knopf, 2008, 368 pages Tell Me How This Ends: General David Petraeus and...

My flight from Kabul to Delhi was at 9:40 am on Indian Airlines, the national carrier of India. I was flying through Delhi on my way to visit some friends in Kathmandu, Nepal. I figured I was in...

This week's SWJ contribution to Foreign Policy - This Week at War by Robert Haddick is now posted. Topics include - Losing the media war to the Taliban and Pakistan's hedges are growing wild.

Transforming the National Security Culture A Report of the Harvard Kennedy School's Defense Leadership Project Transforming the National Security Culture (Full PDF Report) From the Preface General...

Secretary Eric Shinseki: Past and Future By Captain Timothy Hsia "We are looking at the future of the force mix, examining what it is going to look like in the years ahead, and it's possible at the...

Via CavGuy at the Council.

SWJ has been a long time fan of the reporting and analysis of David Wood, most recently of the Baltimore Sun. Via Politico: Seasoned military writer David Wood, who left the Baltimore Sun during the...

Charlie Rose Show: A conversation about the Obama-Netanyahu meeting with Jim Hoagland, Rashid Khalidi, Bret Stephens and Lally Weymouth.

The drive up the Panjshir valley, north of Kabul, offers both spectacle and history. Ahmed Shah Massoud, the Lion of Panjshir, remains a legend in Afghanistan, particularly among Tajiks. The famed...

Starbuck at Wings Over Iraq says Curse You, Small Wars Journal! His ire is directed at Frank Hoffman, something to do about hybrid war...

Death From Above, Outrage Down Below - David Kilcullen and Andrew Exum, New York Times opinion. In recent days, the Pentagon has made two major changes in its strategy to defeat the Taliban, Al...

Winning the Information War in Afghanistan and Pakistan - Greg Bruno, Council on Foreign Relations. With overwhelming firepower, Western armies rarely lose in combat to Taliban fighters in...

Countering the Military's Latest Fad - Celeste Ward, Washington Post. When Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced Monday that he was dismissing Gen. David McKiernan as the top U.S. commander in...

The next stop on our trip of the northeast was to the PRT at Mehterlam in Laghman province. A Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Afghanistan operates as a combined military-military-military-...

This week's SWJ contribution to Foreign Policy - This Week at War by Robert Haddick is now posted. Topics include - Why McChrystal? - Can an antiwar movement stop the Long War?

A Single-Minded Focus on Dual Wars - Greg Jaffe, Washington Post. ... Gates's experience at Dover offers a window into what is driving him as he seeks to remake Washington's biggest and most...

Reversal in Iraq - Stephen Biddle, Council on Foreign Relations. Iraq is currently in the early stages of a negotiated end to an intense ethnosectarian war. As such, there are several contingencies...

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC) - good summary of recent Af-Pk events and issues and nice interview with rogue cousin Andrew...