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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...

Counterinsurgency on the Ground in Afghanistan by Jerry Meyerle, Megan Katt, and Jim Gavrilis; CNA's Center for Strategic Studies. This book provides a glimpse into what relatively small military...

On the occasion of the publication of the first North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Training Mission in Afghanistan (NTM-A) Annual Report The Center for Complex Operations in cooperation with...

Has the founder of Wikileaks' become an enemy combatant, and if so, is he a legitimate military target? Julian Assange made a conscious decision to release wartime classified information on his...

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The Importance of Understanding How Arab-Muslims Ideologically Counter al-Qaida: The Work of Moroccan Writer Muntasser Hamada Review Essay by CDR Youssef Aboul-Enein, MSC, USN Foreword by Mr...

margin-top:0">Yemeni Intellectual Saeed al-Jamhi Ideologically Attacks al-Qaida: margin-top:0">Exploring Recent Arabic Volumes Deconstructing Militant Islamist Narratives margin-top:0"...

A week has passed since the North Korean army shelled Yeonpyeong Island, killing two South Korean civilians, two marines, and injuring many more. The strong interest all of the actors in the region...

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WikiLeaks More WikiLeaks on the Way - Politico WikiLeaks Has a New Batch of Classified Files - Los Angeles Times Pentagon Warns of Potential Harm from New WikiLeaks Release - Politics Daily State...

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Task Force Kingston By COL (ret.) John Collins Task Force Kingston, a reinforced platoon of K Company, 32d Infantry, 7th Infantry Division, crossed cruel North Korean terrain and braved brutal winter...

During the holiday season, Americans gather with their families to give thanks and remember their blessings. At a time when so many of America's finest men and women remain overseas fighting for the...

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Leadership and Accountability, Sometimes by Raymond Pritchett (Galrahn) at USNI Blog. Well worth the read, as are all of Galrahn's posts at Information Dissemination. BLUF: "I believe it is fair and...

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Dr. Christopher Paul at Foreign Policy: On 18 November (There's no checklist for counterinsurgency) Joshua Rovner and Tim Hoyt posted a critical but incomplete review of Victory Has a Thousand...

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