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Washington Post - On Leadership in Combat: Craig Mullaney (Part 1) Washington Post - On Leadership in Combat: Craig Mullaney (Part 2) On Leadership is a new Washington Post section featuring a...

The Center for New American Security has released several new reports and working papers that will be presented at its third annual conference, Striking a Balance: A New American Security" on...

100 Years of COIN: What New Have We Learned? - David Betz, Kings of War. ... Having said all that, 2006 may represent something of a watershed; it's probably too soon to tell but my hunch is that...

Thin Red Line of Heroes - Stuart Koehl, Weekly Standard. ... the British role in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is slowly being consigned to the memory hole. To listen to most American...

David Kilcullen at the Pritzker Military Library - Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Pritzker Military Library 610 North Fairbanks Court, 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60611 Phone: 312.587.0234 RSVP: events@...

Training the Top Guns of Drone Aircraft - Julian Barnes, Los Angeles Times. The Pentagon is preparing to graduate its first pilots of unmanned drones from the elite US Air Force Weapons School - a...

The 'It' Think Tank - Carlos Lozada, Washington Post. It was no accident that former vice president Dick Cheney chose the American Enterprise Institute as the venue for his full-throated defense...

These are the young Americans who went thousands of miles and defeated the mightiest military empires ever unleashed against us. Sacrifice and the Greatest Generation - Tom Brokaw, Wall Street...

A nice - short - and to the point perspective by Simon Shercliff, the First Secretary Foreign Security and Policy at the British Embassy in DC - We Promise to Stay, and We Promise to Go: One small...

This week's SWJ contribution to Foreign Policy - This Week at War by Robert Haddick is now posted. Topics include - When Organized Crime Meets Terrorism and Does it Take a Network to Beat a Network?...

As promised previously here's the link to the full document - CNAS has now posted Triage: The Next Twelve Months in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Andrew Exum, Nathaniel Fick, Ahmed Humayun and David...

Continue on for news and opinion related to President Obama's Cairo Speech. We will be updating this page as additional items are published...

President Obama Speaks to the Muslim World from Cairo on 4 June 2009. Full Text of Barack Obama's Speech to the Muslim World - The Australian.

Earlier today I participated in a U.S. Joint Forces Command media teleconference and roundtable with Vice Admiral Robert S. Harward, Deputy Commander for USJFCOM and Rear Admiral Dan W. Davenport,...

SWJ has received an advance copy of a new Center for a New American Security (CNAS) report entitled Triage: The Next Twelve Months in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Andrew Exum, Nathaniel Fick, Ahmed...

Continue on for news related to LTG Stanley McChrystal 's Senate confirmation testimony today. We will be updating this page with additional items in the morning...

Pakistan an Enormous Risk to Global Stability: Kilcullen - Australian Broadcasting Corporation intereview with transcript and extended interview video. One of the world's top counter-insurgency...

US-Philippines Partnership May be Model for Fighting Terrorism Elsewhere - Julian Barnes, Los Angeles Times. The small US military mission in the Philippines attracts little attention, but Defense...

Sam Roggeveen at Lowy Institute's The Interpreter: Not only has the milblog Small Wars Journal made Rolling Stone's annual hot list, but UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband, writing on his blog, has...

Greyhawk over at Mudville Gazette asks: Now that Rolling Stone has included Small Wars Journal on the 2009 Hot List, how long until we see these at the local PX (or grocery store): Link to mag covers...

The Kilcullen Doctrine - Mark Safranski, ZenPundit. While relatively short and designed, naturally, to help promote a book by a friend and CNAS colleague, Dr. Nagl has also taken a significant step...

This week's SWJ contribution to Foreign Policy - This Week at War by Robert Haddick is now posted. Topics include - Can Counterinsurgency Ever be Used Again? - Social Scientists in the Trenches.

Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Coglianese believes this article still has some utility for SWJ readership. We agree and appreciate him sending it along. Creating a Supercharged Battalion By...

What do Lady Gaga and Small Wars Journal have in common? One is on the cover of the Rolling Stone and one isn't -- but sure enough both made the Rolling Stone 2009 Hot List" -- go figure. Stocks...

Hopefully this won't happen but Starbuck at Wings Over Iraq reports on a recent e-mail he received: I just received this e-mail from someone involved in an Army-based web forum called "...

Social Science for Counterterrorism Putting the Pieces Together Edited by Paul K. Davis, Kim Cragin. Contributors: Darcy Noricks, Todd C. Helmus, Christopher Paul, Claude Berrebi, Brian A. Jackson,...

HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868 I. The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise...

No Magic Bullet on Iran - David Ignatius, Washington Post opinion. When U.S. and Israeli officials say that "all options are on the table" for stopping Iran from gaining nuclear weapons, that's...

What the Tigers Taught Al-Qaeda - Mia Bloom, Washington Post opinion. It took a pitched two-hour gun battle with Sri Lankan special forces. Then a rocket launched into his armor-plated ambulance....

Ending the Neverending War - Reviewed by John Nagl, Azure The Forever War: Dispatches from the War on Terror by Dexter Filkins Knopf, 2008, 368 pages Tell Me How This Ends: General David Petraeus and...