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Days of Unrest Anti-Government Protests Spread in Egypt - Voice of America Egypt's Regime on the Brink - Wall Street Journal Egypt Protests Continue as Government Resigns - New York Times Cairo in...

Via the Marine Corps' PAO: Please recall that on December 19, 2010, General Amos stated: "Fidelity is the essence of the United States Marine Corps. Above all else, we are loyal to the Constitution...

How Russia pioneered the use of cyberattacks as a military tactic. Here is the latest edition of my column at Foreign Policy: Topics include: 1) What does cyberwar look like? In 2008, Georgia found...

Days of Unrest: Egypt: Crowds Clash with Police in 'Angry Friday' Protests - Washington Post Egypt Protests Escalate in Cairo, Suez, Other Cities - BBC News Massive Protests Sweep Across Egypt - Los...

One of the most important consequences of last November's election will be a sharp increase in oversight by committees of the House of Representatives. The normally bipartisan House Armed Services...

27 January SWJ Roundup Top Stories Number of U.S. casualties from roadside bombs in Afghanistan skyrocketed from 2009 to 2010 - Washington Post The Deadly Risk of Romance on the Silk Road - Foreign...

26 January SWJ Roundup Top Stories Afghans Purge Hundreds of Top Cops as NATO Cheers - Danger Room Lahore Suicide Attack Kills at Least Seven - The AfPak Channel How Short-Term Thinking is Causing...

Afghanistan/Pakistan An Uncharacteristically Upbeat General in Afghanistan - New York Times At War Soldier's Ingenuity Makes His Dream a Reality - CJTF-101 Public Affairs Karzai Backs Down in Afghan...

I'm on the road and will have limited time to put together the SWJ News Roundups this week. Another coal miner's daughter passed - my mother's sister Betty. I'm in W. Pennsylvania's former coal and...

15 Top Stories / Items of Interest: Marines Pay Price Trying to Secure Afghan Hot Spot - Los Angeles Times Taliban and Western Forces Focus on Afghan District - Los Angeles Times Karzai Agrees to...

Former Spy With Agenda Operates Own Private CIA by Mark Mazzetti, New York Times. BLUF: "... it is a startling demonstration of how private citizens can exploit the chaos of combat zones and...

15 Top Stories / Items of Interest: West Presses Karzai on Delay in Seating Parliament - New York Times Karzai's Delay of Parliament Opening Causes U.N. 'Concern' - Washington Post France Speaks of...

South Sudanese vote overwhelmingly for secession by Josh Kron and Jeffrey Gettleman of the New York Times. BLUF: "Nearly 99 percent of southern Sudanese voters have chosen to split off from northern...

Hu Jintao's seeming lack of control over the PLA should worry Washington. Here is the latest edition of my column at Foreign Policy: Topics include: 1) Is China's military under civilian control? 2)...

15 Top Stories / Items of Interest: Afghan Political Crisis Grows, Legislators Defy Karzai - New York Times Parliament to Defy Karzai's Delay Order - Washington Post Stavridis Expresses Optimism on...

Desert Storm: 20 Years On 'Band of Brothers' Mark Gulf War Anniversary - New York Times 20 Years After Gulf War, Architects Talk of Lessons - USA Today In '91, Hussein Sought Soviet Help to Head Off...

The linked (with hot links) Lebanon and Tunisia Analysis Roundup is brought to you by the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy's (YPFP) Middle East Discussion Group (MEDG). The YPFP Middle East...

LTC David Flynn, Commanding Officer of Combined Joint Task Force 1-320th in Kandahar, responds to Joshua Foust (Registan.net), who responded to Paula Broadwell's ("Best Defense Afghanistan...

15 Top Stories / Items of Interest: Karzai Delays Parliament's Inauguration for Election Probe - Washington Post Sadr Return Complicates '11 Iraq Withdrawal Strategy - Associated Press Thou Shalt...

What's got the focus of U.S. naval intelligence? Although the first test flight of China's new J-20 fifth-generation stealth fighter made the news last week, and PACOM commander Admiral Robert...

Top Press Pub Nods to Buzz - Columbia Journalism Review spotlights DoD Buzz along with Small Wars Journal and GlobalPost in new data base.

15 Top Stories / Items of Interest: Afghan Attorney General Expects Court to Void Election - New York Times Afghan Tribunal: Delay Parliament Opening 1 Month - Associated Press Marines See Stark...

15 Top Stories / Items of Interest: Plan for Thousands More Afghan Forces Draws Concerns - Washington Post In Afghanistan, Insurgents Let Bombs Do Fighting - New York Times Afghan Tax on Foreign...

15 Top Stories / Items of Interest: Support Expected for Plan to Beef Up Afghan Forces - New York Times Afghan Tax Effort Targets U.S. Firms - Washington Post Air Strikes by Drones Effective in...

In New Military, Data Overload Can Be Deadly by Thom Shanker and Matt Richtel, New York Times. BLUF: "As the technology allows soldiers to pull in more information, it strains their brains. And...

By Starbuck of Wings over Iraq, The Adventures of Doctrine Man

General Martin E. Dempsey; Commanding General of the US Army Training and Doctrine Command, Chief of Staff of the Army nominee, and SWJ blogger; sings "New York, New York" at the International...

Terror War We Ignore is Next Door - Miami Herald op-ed by Carl Hiaasen. BLUF: "Some of the world's most vicious terrorists live a short drive from San Diego, and lately they make al Qaeda look like...

15 Top Stories / Items of Interest: Uptick in Violence this Winter Coincides with Less Snow - Washington Post U.S. Fighting to Build. Afghan Business Culture? - Christian Science Monitor Attacks Down...

15 Top Stories / Items of Interest: In Afghanistan, Less Snow Coincides with Uptick in Violence - Washington Post Officials in Afghanistan Begin Investigation Into Possible Fraud - New York Times...