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An Open Letter to All Marines: A Response to Lieutenant General Robert B. Neller by Major Gregory A. Thiele, Marine Corps Gazette.

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As the specter of serve budget reductions become reality, leaders at all levels will face tough choices; what to keep, what must go, what to cut back--what will and will not get done.

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My Foreign Policy column wonders whether recent cross-border raids by Turkey and Kenya will solve anything. Meanwhile a new critique of the Pentagon's forecasting habits focuses too much on...

Paul Wolfowitz and Michael O'Hanlon believe Colombia could be a model for Afghanistan. I agree -- not least because that idea appeared here and at 'The American' almost two years ago.

Puncturing the Counterinsurgency Myth: Britain and Irregular Warfare in the Past, Present, and Future and Mexico's "Narco-Refugees": The Looming Challenge for U.S. National Security

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Catch-22: Is the Novel Still Relevant to Modern Soldiers? By Virginia Brown of BBC News Magazine.

Mexico’s Drug War by Tim Noonan, Yahoo 7 News, Australia, video report.

Political sensitivities kept U.S. ground forces out of the Libyan war. It appears that Qatar, punching far above its weight, executed a classic unconventional warfare campaign in Libya.

Sometimes, despite our best intentions and desire to help, a strategy of non-military intervention might be in the best interest of our National Security Policy

Did the Chinese military interfere with two NASA satellites in 2007 and 2008? And was this a rehearsal for a broader anti-satellite strategy?

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LTC John Paganini, Director of the US Army COIN Center, will discuss the way-ahead for the revision process of FM 3-24 and how the "new" manual will fit within the Army Doctrine 2015...

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Why Are 13 US Navy Commandos In Libyan Mass Graves? Bring Them Home, Now!

Well since Spence at DR had to bring up “Air Force’s ‘Not Science Fiction’ Commercial Totally Is” here is an oldie but goodie rebuttal from Sweden.

The Center for Complex Operations is pleased to invite you to the 7th International Lessons Learned Conference: For Practitioners and Policy Makers: Sharing Lessons on the Conduct and Design of...

Hopefully the realities of the fiscal environment will force leaders to rethink existing programs and missions in order to optimize capabilities across the services

Mexican Cartel Strategic Note No. 6: 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment: 40% Increase in Active Gang Members from 2009 to 1.4 Million.

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Golden Seconds: Open Letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and President Barack Obama.

Beyond The Battlefield: Lack Of Long-Term Care Can Lead To Tragic Ends For Wounded Veterans - a 10 part series by David Wood at Huffington Post.

An Assessment of Mexican Security Based on Existing RAND Research on Urban Unrest, Insurgency, and Defense-Sector Reform by Christopher Paul, Agnes Gereben Schaefer, and Colin P. Clarke.

Indications & Warning (I&W): VBIED Anti-Vehicular/Anti-Personnel Ambush Capability for Los Zetas [Assumed].

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Key General Calls Iraq Pullout Plan a ‘Disaster’ by Rowan Scarborough, Washington Times.

Short-Lived 1987 Sitcom "Second Chance" Foreshadowed Gaddafi's 2011 Death, Continue on for the Video.