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The US Army War College is pleased to announce the latest edition of Parameters (Spring 2011 Vol. 41 No. 1) is now available online.

US Troops Weather Rockets, Recoilless Rifles, and Grenades in Sabari by Bill Ardolino, Long War Journal.

More Special Operations Not the Answer by LTG William G. Boykin (USA Ret.) at Roll Call. BLUF: We should not fall into the proverbial trap of preparing for the “last war”...

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In my column at Foreign Policy, I discuss how endgame bargaining between Qaddafi and Libya's rebels will likely proceed. I also review Counterstrike, a new book from New York...

Overcoming the Transition Gap of Regime Change

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The US Army COIN Center is pleased to host Colonel Gian Gentile at the next FM 3-24 related webcast. COL Gentile is an associate professor of military history at the United States Military Academy...

America’s Lost Ally by George Will, Washington Post opinion. BLUF: “Since the Cold War’s end, the combined gross domestic product of NATO’s European members has grown 55...

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Via PR Newswire: “The Council for Emerging National Security Affairs (CENSA), a non-partisan, non-profit research organization focused on national security policy, announced today the...

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A Gates Team at the Pentagon by David Ignatius, Washington Post opinion. BLUF: "Leon Panetta, the new defense secretary, will lead a team that is collegial and congenial, two qualities...

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Internet group 'Anonymous' threatens authority and control of San Francisco government

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In Afghanistan’s Garmser District, Praise for a U.S. Official’s Tireless Work by Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Washington Post. BLUF: Afghan officials and U.S. commanders credit Malkasian...

The academic debate of enemy-centric, population-centric, leader-centric, and economic- centric counterinsurgency minimizes the complexities of the conflict and detracts from working towards...

Foreign Fights Need Training, Not Troops by Marcus Weisgerber, Defense News. BLUF: The U.S. is more likely to increase foreign assistance to nations such as Yemen and Somalia in the future...

How do we succesfully exit Afghanistan?

NATO: Afghanistan Raids by US Commandos Nearly Triple Since '09 at Stars and Stripes. BLUF: “US forces in Afghanistan have almost tripled the frequency of commando raids launched...

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Tough week plus at SWJ and I'm sure our readership has had some real frustrations with our inability to maintain a stable site.  It appears to be "almost behind us now", knock on...

Former Marine Corporal to be Awarded Medal of Honor by Joby Warrick and Greg Jaffe, Washington Post. BLUF: A former Marine corporal who repeatedly braved enemy fire in attempting to rescue four...

My column this week at Foreign Policy discusses how the U.S. is helping Mexico avoid the "Escobar Scenario." It also wonders whether China is —to accept a "win-win"...

Counterinsurgency Scorecard Says Afghan War Could Go Either Way by Nancy Montgomery, Stars and Stripes. BLUF: “A Rand study of 30 insurgencies worldwide between 1978 and 2008 concluded...