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Moscow vs. the Mujahideen - Wall Street Journal book reviews by Brian M. Downing.

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In my Foreign Policy column, I discuss Gen. Dempsey's plan for refocusing U.S. military forces. I also discuss why nothing seems to be working against Iran's nuclear program.

World War I -- known at the time as "The Great War" - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of...

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Col Paul B. Olsen presents The Nature of War Theory

In Afghanistan, Special Units Do the Dirty Work by Carmen Gentile, USA Today.

Mexican Cartel Strategic Note No. 7: US National Security and the Mexican Cartels - Proceso Magazine Interview with Dr. Robert J. Bunker.

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Marine Corps Forces Command Blog crossed the LOD today. Continue on for LtGen Dennis J. Hejlik's opening post...

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Continue on for a SWJ roundup on Iran and the IAEA nuclear weapons program report. Includes a link to the IAEA report.

AP reporter (and SWJ friend and supporter) Kim Dozier is launching the paperback and e-book of Breathing the Fire this week, about recovering from a car bomb in Iraq five years ago, with her...

A U.S. Air Force general has affirmed that Iraq's air space will be undefended for at least two years. With attention now on Iran's nuclear program, is this outcome a bug or a feature?

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The November 2011 Army Irregular Warfare Fusion Cell Newsletter is on the streets...

An Open Letter to the ‘Young Turks’ by LtGen Robert B. Neller, Marine Corps Gazette.

As the Army undergoes a doctrinal review as part of Doctrine 2015, the Counterinsurgency Center has started the revision process of FM 3-24 Counterinsurgency. Our goal is to produce a field manual...

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Afghanistan – Touch Down in Flight: Video by Augustin Pictures.

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My column at Foreign Policy wonders what the possible unraveling of the European Union might mean for NATO. Also, the Pentagon takes a Mulligan on the 2010 QDR -- and will likely deliver a better...

Behavioural Conflict: Why Understanding People and Their Motives Will Prove Decisive in Future Conflict by Andrew Mackay and Steve Tatham ; foreword by Stanley McChrystal.

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The military has institutionalized lessons learned from the past decade of nonconventional warfare and will work to maintain doctrine and skills that allow the services to balance readiness for...

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Two years after setting the new standard in war combat documentaries with its Emmy-winning masterpiece WWII in HD, HISTORY shifts its focus to a different generation and to one of the most...

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