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Officials Note Low Insurgent Morale in Afghanistan - From an International Security Assistance Force News Release KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 25, 2010 -- Intelligence reports indicate some pockets of...

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Continue on for details concerning the Society for Military History 2010-2011 Edward M. Coffman First-Manuscript Prize Competition.

Continue on for an American Forces Press Service recap as well as news links concerning General James Conway's press briefing yesterday. Discussion topics include a continued USMC presence in...

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Continue on for an American Forces Press Service recap as well as organizational and news links concerning Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell's, Commander of NATO Training Mission Afghanistan and Combined...

That is the conclusion of an article by Dexter Filkins in today's New York Times. According to the story, late last year the Afghan government and top Afghan Taliban leaders had met in Dubai and...

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Bob Schieffer, CBS News "Face the Nation", spoke with the Commander for U.S. Forces in Iraq General Ray Odierno on the future of Iraq after last U.S. combat brigade left the country. Odierno: U.S....

General David Petraeus gave CBS News' Katie Couric his evaluation of Afghan President Hamid Karzai in an interview broadcast last week. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) spoke with Bob Schieffer on...

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In a New York Times news analysis piece, "As Mission Shifts in Iraq, Risks Linger for Obama", Peter Baker examines the "symbolism" of the withdrawal of U.S. combat units against the backdrop of...

Here's the fifth edition of Small Wars Journal's Saturday Night Quote (SWJ SNQ). Kudos to Mac McCallister - and we reached back a bit for this one. In the commentary section of SWJ Blog entry "It's...

The Autumn issue of Naval War College Review is now available online. Here are several selected articles that should be of interest to the SWJ community: The Most Daring Act of the Age: Principles...

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In a New York Times op-ed today, "Making Afghanistan More Dangerous", SWJ contributor (here and here) Jason Thomas discusses President Hamid Karzai's order to phase out foreign private security...

What will the war on terror look like after Afghanistan? Here is the latest edition of my column at Foreign Policy: Topics include: 1) How to be a good covert warrior, 2) Karzai orders his guests to...

Civil-Military Relations: Theory and Practice, by Joseph Collins, is a review of American Civil-Military Relations: The Soldier and the State in a New Era edited by Suzanne C. Nielsen and Don M....

Katie Couric spoke with General David Petraeus, Commander ISAF, today while in Afghanistan to broadcast the CBS Evening News With Katie Couric, Afghanistan: The Road Ahead. Couric asked Petraeus if...

A Vision of Alternative Futures Symposium (via STAND-TO! e-mail) What is it? The Army Capabilities Integration Center's Future Warfare Division is sponsoring a symposium entitled "A Vision of...

The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command released The U.S. Army Operating Concept 2016-2028 yesterday. The concept describes how future Army forces conduct operations as part of the joint force...

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Spencer Ackerman's interview with General David Petraeus is now posted at Wired's Danger Room. Joshua Foust's newest article, "Migrating violence in the Caucasus", is now posted at PBS.

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The White House Office of the Press Secretary August 18, 2010 Executive Order--Establishment of Pakistan and Afghanistan Support Office By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution...

An editorial in this morning's Washington Post, "Making the case for success in Afghanistan", lays out the bottom line in regards to where we now stand in prosecuting the war, and in particular a...

Spencer Ackerman of Wired's Danger Room (and old-time friend of SWJ) is in Afghanistan and just finished an interview with General David Petraeus. His first installment, "Petraeus: Here's My Afghan...

Long Road Ahead for Afghan Security Forces - Interview with Dr. Jack Kem, Deputy to the Commander, NATO Training Mission--Afghanistan, by Greg Bruno, Council on Foreign Relations Conflicting...

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