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By standing up for Kim Jong Il, Beijing only finds itself more isolated than ever. Here is the latest edition of my column at Foreign Policy: Topics include: 1) With North Korea, China aims at its...

Arlington Wreaths Event Continues Holiday Tradition By Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2010 -- For nearly 20 years, a group of dedicated...

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Writing in the December 4th Wall Street Journal, former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz laments how WikiLeaks will cause top decision-makers to refrain from taking contemporaneous notes, with...

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Here are various recent news items. Full SWJ WikiLeaks coverage can be found here. Fraction of 1 Percent of WikiLeaks Cables Released - CNN News Analysts: WikiLeaks Following New Strategy in...

Lawrence Sellin presents a critque on modern military culture in his latest Human Events essay, Afghanistan and the Culture of Military Leadership. BLUF: "It has always seemed odd to me that the US...

A Tribute to Captain Travis Patriquin: America's "Lawrence of Arabia" in Ramadi by Chad M. Pillai December 6, 2010 marked the 4th anniversary of the loss of America's "Lawrence of Arabia" in Ramadi...

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Informed Dissent: One Blogger's Critique of the Afghan War - New York Times book review by C.J. Chivers. Review of Joshua Foust's Afghanistan Journal: Selections From Registan.net. BLUF: "Mr. Foust...

Via e-mail: The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) released today a new report on U.S. Afghanistan strategy authored by CNAS Senior Advisor and Senior Fellow Lieutenant General David W. Barno...

Ann Marlowe, not known for optimistic reporting and commentary on our efforts in Afghanistan, takes a different tone in her Weekly Standard piece entitled Good News, for a Change. BLUF: "... Zabul...

Kim Kwan-jin, South Korea's new defense minister (and a former four-star general), now says that South Korea will respond to future North Korean military attacks with airstrikes on North Korean...

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In addition to the SWJ article "The Military's Cultural Disregard for Personal Information" by LTC Gregory Conti, MAJ Dominic Larkin, LTC David Raymond, and COL Edward Sobiesk see "Service Members...

On December 1st, Michael Leiter, the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), delivered remarks and answered questions at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (...

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Continue on for SWJ's WikiLeaks news and opinion links. Posting Cutoff Date is 9 December 2010

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Several e-mailed items that caught my attention this week: The U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization - Via the U.S. Army's STAND-TO! "The U.S. Army Security Assistance...

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WikiLeaks reveal the U.S. reluctance to employ airpower against Iran. But are cyberattacks and covert assassinations any more effective? Here is the latest edition of my column at Foreign Policy:...

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It's being hailed as "revolutionary" and a "game changer". It's the XM-25 Individual Airburst Weapon System. It's now deployed in Afghanistan (AFP, FOX) What say you?

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Although today's press briefing and Q&A with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen concentrated on the release of the DOD working group's...

Prior to September 2001, administrators within the U.S. government had their reasons for stubbornly hoarding their agency's secrets. In the wake of the latest Wikileaks episode involving classified...