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by Dave Dilegge | Thu, 04/11/2013 - 5:45am | 0 comments

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by SWJ Editors | Wed, 04/10/2013 - 9:14pm | 4 comments

Personal Memories of Operation White Star in Laos, 1961 by Colonel Alfred H. Paddock, Jr., US Army (Retired).

by SWJ Editors | Wed, 04/10/2013 - 4:58pm | 0 comments

Partner Capacity Moves to Counterterrorism Forefront by Ammanni Lyle, American Forces Press Service.

by SWJ Editors | Wed, 04/10/2013 - 9:40am | 2 comments

Rethink, But Don’t Dismiss U.S. Training of Foreign Troops by Robert Egnell, Kings of War.

by Dave Dilegge | Wed, 04/10/2013 - 7:27am | 0 comments

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by SWJ Editors | Tue, 04/09/2013 - 8:17pm | 1 comment

Informal Institute for National Security Thinkers and Practitioners: News from the Associate Director, Security Studies Program, at Georgetown University.

by Dave Dilegge | Tue, 04/09/2013 - 5:46pm | 4 comments

Via e-mail: North Korean Officers in Full Dress Uniform Should Beware of Giant Magnets. Continue on for this inane and insane image.

by SWJ Editors | Tue, 04/09/2013 - 5:03pm | 0 comments

Building Allied Capability, Capacity Best Approach, McRaven Says via AFPS.

by SWJ Editors | Tue, 04/09/2013 - 10:20am | 0 comments

The US Army Irregular Warfare Fusion Center is hosting a public webcast with
Dr. Kevin Benson of the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies.

by Dave Dilegge | Tue, 04/09/2013 - 6:43am | 0 comments

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by SWJ Editors | Mon, 04/08/2013 - 5:17pm | 1 comment

3 Strategic Studies Institute Research and Analysis Reports.

by Robert Bunker | Mon, 04/08/2013 - 3:03pm | 0 comments

Via Borderland Beat: The Mexican Office of Attorney General (PGR: Procuraduria General de la Republica) has decided to restrict official reports about organized crime in the country for 12 years.

by SWJ Editors | Mon, 04/08/2013 - 8:54am | 0 comments

A Lesson in Futilty for the Pentagon? A New York Times debate featuring six points of view.

by SWJ Editors | Mon, 04/08/2013 - 8:16am | 4 comments

The Future of U.S. Special Operations Forces by Linda Robinson, Council on Foreign Relations.

by Dave Dilegge | Mon, 04/08/2013 - 7:01am | 0 comments

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by Dave Dilegge | Sun, 04/07/2013 - 5:19am | 0 comments

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by The DEF2013 Board | Fri, 04/05/2013 - 6:47am | 0 comments

Announcing a three day event, to be held at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business over Columbus Day Weekend 2013 to match warfighters “in the arena” with senior mentors hungry for ideas generated by creative, emerging leaders.

by Nathan P. Jones | Thu, 04/04/2013 - 7:18pm | 0 comments

A Baker Institute analysis from SWJ's El Centro Fellow Nathan Jones.

by SWJ Editors | Wed, 04/03/2013 - 2:05pm | 9 comments

Military Sees Broader Role for Special Operations Forces, in Peace and War by Thom Shanker, New York Times.

by Dave Dilegge | Wed, 04/03/2013 - 2:01pm | 0 comments

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by Dave Dilegge | Tue, 04/02/2013 - 4:26am | 0 comments

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by John P. Sullivan | Mon, 04/01/2013 - 2:10pm | 0 comments

A new Texas Department of Public Safety Threat Assessment report states that criminal cartels are operating in Texas and are the No. 1 threat to the Lone Star State. Narcobloqueos (narco-blockades) are now being seen north of the border.

by Dave Dilegge | Mon, 04/01/2013 - 7:51am | 0 comments

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by Dave Dilegge | Sun, 03/31/2013 - 6:40am | 0 comments

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by Dave Dilegge | Sat, 03/30/2013 - 7:04am | 0 comments

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