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Maybe I need to get a life, but color me happy as a pig in s***. The Small Wars Foundation and Small Wars Journal are now the proud owners of an original 1940 Small Wars Manual. I've been searching...

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With all we do here we often neglect the important stuff being done here. Visit MountainRunner early and often for all your public diplomacy, strategic communications, and global engagement needs -...

Skelton, Davis Introduce Groundbreaking Interagency Reform Legislation WASHINGTON, DC - On Friday, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) and Congressman Geoff Davis (R-Ky.)...

Islamabad now has final say on U.S. military policy. Here is the latest edition of my column at Foreign Policy: Topics include: 1) Pakistan shows who's the boss 2) Can Britain resist becoming an...

Broken Logic and Inaccurate Information Captain Nathan Finney, NTM-A/CSTC-A A September 29th blog entry on Newshoggers.com has made the rounds lately, claiming to refute the facts reported by the top...

The War on Terror and the Revolt of the Generals - Wall Street Journal opinion piece by Mackubin Owens. "The strain of a prolonged conflict has led some military officers to believe they're better...

Mark Safranski writes about Britain's search for a grand strategy at Zenpundit. "The United States is not the only Western power suffering from strategic uncertainty."

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I'm headed to Afghanistan. Wanna come along? One or two readers may recall my last Afghanistan travel contribution here at Small Wars Journal; a multi-series entitled Travels with Nick, in Spring...

Lecture at Duke University (All-Volunteer Force) - As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Durham, North Carolina, Wednesday, September 29, 2010. Continue on for the full text...

Backstage Drama - Max Boot's review of Bob Woodwards latest book Obama's Wars at the Wall Street Journal. Key take-away: Who dissed whom? And who cares?

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Very interesting Op-Ed in today's Washington Post by Eliot Cohen entitled 'Obama's Wars': The gang that couldn't shoot straight -- or shut up. His use of fictional monologues raise some serious...

Update: Lifting the Fog of Peace at a special 40% discount when purchased at The University of Michigan Press. To get the discount, enter the code FOG10 when checking out. Great deal on a great book...

The National Defense University has announced the 4th annual STAR-TIDES Field Demonstration at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington D.C. from Tuesday, October 5 to Friday, October 8. During this four...

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Food for serious thought for the "dump Karzai" crowd - You would cry too: In defense of Hamid Karzai by Joshua Foust at Foreign Policy's AFPAK Channel.

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) released a new report today entitled Crime Wars: Gangs, Cartels and U.S. National Security by Bob Killebrew and Jennifer Bernal. As illustrated by the...

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The NATO-ISAF Placemat sets out the approximate numbers of forces provided to ISAF by Allied and other contributing nations, the location and lead of Provincial Reconstruction Teams, and the...

The New York Times described the Japanese government's return of the Chinese fishing boat captain last Friday as "a humiliating retreat" and "a significant victory to Chinese leaders." After a two-...

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So says Captain Crispin Burke... Also see what got Starbuck's attention - David Zucchino's article "U.S. military training adjusts its aim, another counterinsurgency mission like Iraq or Afghanistan...

The next Petraeus, what makes a visionary commander, and why the military isn't producing more of them, by Renny McPherson in today's Boston Globe.

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The president is going to regret putting off an inevitable showdown with Gates, Mullen, and Petraeus over Afghanistan. Here is the latest edition of my column at Foreign Policy: Topics include: 1) A...