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by Dave Dilegge
October 25, 2010 06:21 AM | Comments (15)
I'd like to share a site I've been poking around lately (and adding material to its library) with SWJ readership -- as well as encourage our community of interest and practice to help grow this...
by SWJ Editors
October 25, 2010 05:45 AM | Comments (0)
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October 24, 2010 09:44 AM | Comments (8)
Smoke and Mirrors in Kabul - an op-ed well worth reading and pondering by Andrew Exum at Foreign Policy. With a tip of the hat to Mark Safranski at Zenpundit who also chimes in. Don't believe the...
October 24, 2010 06:59 AM | Comments (0)
October 24, 2010 05:45 AM | Comments (0)
News Links Below (Updated)
Press Secretary Calls WikiLeaks Release Shameful
By Cheryl Pellerin
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2010 -- WikiLeaks full public release on its website...
October 23, 2010 08:55 PM | Comments (0)
L-R: George "Christy" Christopher, Quartermaster; Ensign Charles Parker; Willy Moss, Radioman; Captain Wallace B. Binghamton; Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale; Virgil Edwards, Gunner's Mate.
October 23, 2010 01:06 AM | Comments (0)
October 23, 2010 12:49 AM | Comments (1)
Gen. Petraeus Says Progress is Faster than Expected in Afghanistan Operation - Rajiv Chandrasekaran and Joshua Partlow, Washington Post. ... allied forces are in the "final stages" of a large...
by Robert Haddick
October 22, 2010 07:22 PM | Comments (30)
Here is the latest edition of my column at Foreign Policy:
1) Running out of time, Petraeus implements Biden's counterterrorism plan
2) Britain chooses to become an American...
October 22, 2010 04:41 PM | Comments (7)
At Commentary - No Time for Defeatism in Afghanistan by Max Boot. ... in areas where we are applying substantial combat power, we are making progress on the ground. This is no time for defeatism....
October 22, 2010 07:14 AM | Comments (0)
Britain Bows Out Of The Security Game by Max Boot at The Wall Street Journal. New defense cuts will leave the U.K. unable to support even its current deployment in Afghanistan.
October 22, 2010 06:46 AM | Comments (0)
October 21, 2010 06:41 PM | Comments (1)
Past midnight, our wait for a flight at Camp Bastion, Helmand, had an eerie surreal feel. In the passenger lounge, scores of Marines, Brits, contractors and Afghans waited in relative quiet....
October 21, 2010 05:42 PM | Comments (6)
The Obama administration has presented to Congress a $60 billion arms sale package for Saudi Arabia's armed forces. The package, the largest ever approved by the U.S. government, will among other...
October 21, 2010 01:04 PM | Comments (1)
The video from last week's
Conversation and Book Signing with Dave Kilcullen is now posted, on the
Marine Corps Association
YouTube channel. Part one of eight below, the other parts are...
October 21, 2010 07:58 AM | Comments (0)
by Youssef Aboul-Enein
October 20, 2010 07:58 AM | Comments (0)
The Terror of Natural Right: Republicanism, the Cult of Nature, and the French Revolution
by Dan Edelstein. Published by University Press of Chicago, Illinois.
October 20, 2010 06:46 AM | Comments (0)
October 19, 2010 03:45 PM | Comments (0)
The U.K. released two national security related documents yesterday and today. The first is A Strong Britain in an Age of Uncertainty: The National Security Strategy and the second is A Strong...
October 19, 2010 09:03 AM | Comments (4)
An article in today's Wall Street Journal discussed the deteriorating security situation in Baghlan province, north of Kabul. According to the article, Taliban popularity is increasing because the...
October 19, 2010 08:48 AM | Comments (1)
More on Yemen, complementing the prior post on the
Yemeni perspective on Al Qaida. Here's a 3 minute video outlining 10 of Yemen's
significant internal problems. The video is part of...
October 19, 2010 07:12 AM | Comments (0)
October 19, 2010 07:03 AM | Comments (0)
Writings of Saeed Obeid
al-Jamhi: A Fresh Yemeni Attack on al-Qaida Ideology
by CDR Youssef Aboul-Enein, MSC, USN
As a member of the United States Armed Service given the
privilege to be...
October 18, 2010 07:28 AM | Comments (3)
The Junior Officers Reading Club: Killing Time and Fighting Wars by Patrick
Hennessey. Published by Riverhead Trade; reprint edition (September 7, 2010),
336 pages. ISBN...
October 18, 2010 05:39 AM | Comments (0)
.... Cutting the Marine Corps would be a risky strategy by Lieutenant Colonel Glen Butler in this morning's Washington Times. "Assuming the enemy will not raise the white flag anytime soon,...
October 18, 2010 05:23 AM | Comments (0)
October 17, 2010 05:51 PM | Comments (0)
The Other Surge by Dan Green in Armed Forces Journal.
While much of the public debate over the war in Afghanistan has focused on the "surge" of U.S. troops there and the effect of President Obama's...
October 17, 2010 07:30 AM | Comments (0)
October 16, 2010 09:03 PM | Comments (2)
CBS News footage of the Battle for Hue City, RVN, 30 January - 3 March 1968.
October 16, 2010 04:59 AM | Comments (0)