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Arrests of suspected Baa’thists continue unabated, jarring Iraq’s Sunni community.  If Prime Minister Maliki is not careful, the sectarian disease could once again infect Iraq...

Author interviews members of Colombia's national counter-narcotics unit

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The (Not So*) Secret War in Africa by Sean Naylor of the Army Times. (*SWJ edit.)

The regional backlash against China continues to grow; Myanmar's junta has reached out to the United States while Japan signs up more defense partners.

Chinese Lessons from Other Peoples' Wars - Edited by Dr. Andrew Scobell, Dr. David Lai, and Mr. Roy Kamphausen; US Army War College Strategic Studies institute monograph.

At what point does reality completely overwhelm the neatly, beautifully constructed theories we’ve used to explain it?  

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Mexican Cartel Strategic Note No. 8: 230,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Mexico and ‘Narco-Refugee’ Potentials for the United States.

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My Foreign Policy column discusses the arms race between big bombs and deep tunnels. I also discuss the new Marine Corps base in Australia and the problem of moral hazard.

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The US Army COIN Center is pleased to host Mr. David Gayvert, a program consultant for the Irregular Warfare Support Program and the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office.  

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SWJ Book Review of SEAL Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama bin Laden.  

The China Commission describes a Chinese military designed for surprise attack. Meanwhile, China's leaders are struggling to maintain control over a country with deepening problems.

Missile defense cooperation presents a better opportunity to reduce NATO-Russian tensions and radically transform U.S.-Russian relations

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Mexican Cartel Tactical Note # 6: Cross Border Incursion with SWAT Teams Responding: 15 Cartel/Gang Gunmen Cross into US Near Escobares, Texas.

Can studying the 2008 Battle of Wanat help the Army and Marine Corps improve small unit distributed operations? 

Spec-Ops Command: SEAL Raid Book 'a Lie' by Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press.

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War is fundamentally a series of violent adaptive behaviors originating from natural selection

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Moscow vs. the Mujahideen - Wall Street Journal book reviews by Brian M. Downing.

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In my Foreign Policy column, I discuss Gen. Dempsey's plan for refocusing U.S. military forces. I also discuss why nothing seems to be working against Iran's nuclear program.