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Greg Sheridan of The Australian tells us who he is and why he is the world's most powerful military man.

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Here is the latest edition of my column at Foreign Policy: Topics include: 1) Can Obama and Mullah Omar sign a truce? 2) The CIA's secret Afghan army ---- a model for the future? Can Obama and Mullah...

The Los Angeles Times reports that Gen James Jones, USMC (ret), President Obama's national security adviser, has resigned. Jones's deputy, Tom Donilon, is to replace Jones. This development is not a...

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Command Posts is now added to the SWJ blogroll. CommandPosts.com was launched on October 5th, 2010 as a site for the authors of St. Martin's Press to comment on military news, history, and relevant...

Pakistan Urges On Taliban: Members of Pakistan's spy agency are pressing Taliban field commanders to fight the U.S. and its allies in Afghanistan by Julian Barnes, Matthew Rosenberg, and Habib Khan...

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On 6 October 2010 President Obama awarded Robert J. Miller, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Staff Sergeant Miller received the Medal of Honor posthumously...

ISAF Releases Review of Pakistan Border Shooting By Fred W. Baker III American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2010 -- An assessment released today of last week's Pakistan border shooting in...

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A Heavy Load to Bear by AEI's Tom Donnelly: What is the role of a heavy, mechanized force in an era of "hybrid" war?

In Obama's Wars, Bob Woodward's new book chronicling the Obama administration's decision-making process on Afghanistan, CIA Director Leon Panetta sums up the book's theme (p. 247): "No Democratic...

I'm in Kabul! I inspect the city on my drive from the airport. It seems pretty similar to my last visit with one big annoying exception: traffic. There are just more cars on the road now (both...

Military Officers Chafe for Bigger Role in Policy Decisions by David Wood at Politics Daily.

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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?