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In an era of the All Volunteer Force, the wars of the 9/11 generation invoked little to no national commitment.     

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Medal of Honor Recipient Recalls Deadly Ambush - David Martin, CBS 60 Minutes - Read the Story - Watch the Segment.

Russia is under no illusion that its military is very capable.

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My Foreign Policy column discusses a new deployment plan for the southwest Pacific. Also, does the Army need to be ready for another Afghan-sized training mission?

Inside Account of the Afghan Campaign

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Today President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Marine Dakota Meyer for actions in Afghanistan. Continue on for the AFPS report and a beer mug full of news links.

The fourth issue of Infinity Journal has recently been published.

The Perfect Officer: Military Brass Throughout History by Henrik Bering, Hoover Institution.

Dr. Robert J. Bunker testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere

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AADPP 3 Operations: Unified Land Operations (Abridged), 14 September 2011.

The Department of Defense has issued a change to the Unified Command Plan (UCP).

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What are you going to do now?

The Army's tactics in Sadr City seemed much smarter than Fallujah in 2004. But is Sadr City really a model for future urban operations?

A must read; Captain McCain, the floor is yours; at cdr salamder about a must read Remarks by Senator John McCain at the Tailhook Symposium Honoring the Centennial of Naval Aviation.

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What do we do now?    

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We could pull every last soldier out of Iraq and Afghanistan tomorrow, but the costs of caring for them will keep climbing until at least 2040.

CPOST asks prominent policy makers and professors to reflect on the tenth anniversary after September 11, 2001.

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Beyond Cairo, Israel Sensing a Wider Siege by Ethan Bronner, New York Times.

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My column at Foreign Policy discusses where the U.S. military finds itself after a decade at war. The War on Terror is quickly becoming a backwater. But a golden age for grand strategists is about...

Adapting, Transforming, and Modernizing Under Fire: The Mexican Military 2006-11 by Inigo Guevara Moyano, Letort Papers, U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute.