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Even if it passes, New START will only ensure that the U.S. remains dependent on nuclear weapons. Here is the latest edition of my column at Foreign Policy: Topics include: 1) Nuclear arms control...

Joshua Rovner and Tim Hoyt; assistant professor and professor, respectively, of strategy and policy at the U.S. Naval War College; are skeptical about a recent RAND study Victory has a Thousand...

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Retired Generals Robert Scales (MG USA) and Paul van Riper (LtGen USMC) ask "why are our soldiers still involved in fair fights?" See their op-ed in today's Washington Post: Sgt. Giunta's fair fight...

BZ for DM in the MSM - Thom Shanker at The New York Times. DM on Facebook.

The first NATO Secretary General, Lord Ismay, stated the organization's goal was "to keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down". Continue on for a series of rephrasings of this...

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The US Army/USMC Counterinsurgency Center is pleased to host Major Shehryar Qureshi, Pakistan Army. on a COIN Center webcast, Thursday, 18 November at 1100 (ET). Details can be found here. The COIN...

Few observers would compare the war in Afghanistan to the World War I Battle of Verdun. But it appears as if both Gen. David Petraeus and Mullah Mohammad Omar are explicitly using classic attrition...

In a month when we're asking the experts hard questions on the need to reform FM 3-24 Counterinsurgency and rethinking the colonial methods, Mark Twain, the quintessential American writer, decided to...

White House Medal of Honor Ceremony for Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta - View live at 1400 (ET) today. From today's STAND-TO!: Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta will receive the Medal of Honor - the nation's...

COL Gian Gentile: How I would revise the Army's counterinsurgency manual at Tom Ricks' Best Defense.

margin-top:0">Militant Islamist Renunciations from Egyptian Prisons: margin-top:0">An Ideological Challenge to al-Qaida margin-top:0">by Commander Youssef Aboul-Enein, MSC, USN...

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Moments Often Left Unspoken: Glorious Deeds and Veteran's Dayby by Michael Few This Veteran's Day was special for me. It was my first real vacation in years. I surprised my girlfriend, Sarah, with...

Infinity Journal has just launched and it is well worth checking out. Quite the buzz via e-mail and FB messages. That said; some real solid contributors there and it should be a "bookmarked site"...

In response to our series of interviews by Octavian Manea (Kilcullen, Mansoor, Nagl, Ucko), Mark Safranski, at Zenpundit, addresses the relevancy of David Galula's "Maoist Model" of insurgency. His...

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Max Boot reviews Brute: The Life of Victor Krulak by Robert Coram at the Wall Street Journal. Via Amazon: From the earliest days of his thirty-four-year military career, Victor "Brute" Krulak...

U.S. Strategy for Pakistan and Afghanistan - The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)-sponsored Independent Task Force report on U.S. Strategy for Pakistan and Afghanistan finds that the current...

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Petraeus opens up a second front -- taking on his critics in Washington. Here is the latest edition of my column at Foreign Policy: Topics include: 1) Petraeus fights on a second front -- inside the...

The Battle of Wanat Study - 12 November focus at the U.S. Army's STAND-TO! The Battle of Wanat Study What is it? The Contemporary History on the battle of Wanat is a study written by the Combat...

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Understanding counterinsurgency strategy, so do we get it or not? Gail Harris of the International Relations and Security Network thinks COIN strategy is frequently talked about but also frequently...

Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, co-chairs of the bipartisan National Fiscal Commission, made news yesterday when they released their proposal to dramatically cut the federal government's fiscal...