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SWJ Blog is a multi-author blog publishing news and commentary on the various goings on across the broad community of practice.  We gladly accept guest posts from serious voices in the community.

by Dave Dilegge | Wed, 01/30/2013 - 4:35am | 0 comments

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by Dave Dilegge | Tue, 01/29/2013 - 7:04pm | 1 comment

Military to Unveil New Counterinsurgency Field Manual - Seth Robson, Stars and Stripes.

by Dave Dilegge | Tue, 01/29/2013 - 6:49pm | 0 comments

Brendan Marrocco - enough said (go to the link) about a very special Soldier.

by Dave Dilegge | Tue, 01/29/2013 - 7:38am | 0 comments

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by Dave Dilegge | Mon, 01/28/2013 - 11:18pm | 5 comments

SWJ and personal friend Gian Gentile reviews Max Boot's latest (Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present) at the New York Journal of Books.

by Robert Bunker | Mon, 01/28/2013 - 9:15am | 1 comment

Grenades are becoming more and more common in Mexico with thousands seized from the gangs and cartels and are becoming an officer safety concern on this side of the border.

by Dave Dilegge | Mon, 01/28/2013 - 6:02am | 0 comments

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by Dave Dilegge | Sat, 01/26/2013 - 6:28am | 0 comments

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by Dave Dilegge | Fri, 01/25/2013 - 6:50am | 0 comments

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by Peter J. Munson | Thu, 01/24/2013 - 8:30am | 1 comment

A discussion with Mark Thompson on warfare and coming challenges.

by Dave Dilegge | Thu, 01/24/2013 - 7:56am | 3 comments

Mali Could Become the New Afghanistan, Only Worse by Jason Thomas (long-time SWJ freind) at The Punch.

by Dave Dilegge | Thu, 01/24/2013 - 6:58am | 6 comments

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by Dave Dilegge | Wed, 01/23/2013 - 9:18pm | 18 comments

Simple quick question: Have our Armed Services become a social experiment and springboard to push wider political agendas?

by Dave Dilegge | Wed, 01/23/2013 - 5:35am | 0 comments

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by Dave Dilegge | Tue, 01/22/2013 - 3:20pm | 5 comments

Firing Generals by Jim Lacey, National Review Online.

by Dave Dilegge | Tue, 01/22/2013 - 9:39am | 0 comments

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by SWJ Editors | Tue, 01/22/2013 - 7:30am | 8 comments

We are proud to announce that SWJ editor Peter Munson's second book is now available.

by Dave Dilegge | Mon, 01/21/2013 - 9:54am | 0 comments

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by Carol E. B. Choksy, by Jamsheed K. Choksy | Fri, 01/18/2013 - 5:30am | 0 comments

Expect no major changes other than possibly some moderation in positions.

by Dave Dilegge | Fri, 01/18/2013 - 3:29am | 1 comment

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by Dave Dilegge | Fri, 01/18/2013 - 3:04am | 5 comments

My e-mail "box" is stacked up and I am woefully behind in answering your questions and dealing with your submissions (those not sent to Peter)

by Dave Dilegge | Thu, 01/17/2013 - 10:22am | 0 comments

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by Peter J. Munson | Wed, 01/16/2013 - 11:39pm | 0 comments

ESOC identifies, compiles, and analyzes micro-level conflict data and information on insurgency, civil war, and other sources of politically motivated violence worldwide.

by Dave Dilegge | Wed, 01/16/2013 - 6:33am | 3 comments

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by Jerry Meyerle | Tue, 01/15/2013 - 2:00pm | 3 comments

There is little additional value to be gained from another year or two of advising and training at the tactical level.