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by Dave Dilegge | Fri, 01/11/2013 - 5:30am | 0 comments

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by John P. Sullivan | Fri, 01/11/2013 - 5:30am | 0 comments

Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto plans to create a Gendarmería Nacional, initially of 10,000 officers, to police the contested plazas and regions impacted by insecurity.

by Dave Dilegge | Fri, 01/11/2013 - 4:06am | 0 comments

Panetta to Services: 'Prepare for the Worst' on Budget Cuts by Jennifer Hlad, Stars and Stripes.

by Robert Bunker | Thu, 01/10/2013 - 3:50pm | 0 comments

Op-Ed: The Need For A "Half-Pivot to the Americas" by Dr. Robert J. Bunker and posted by the US Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute.

by Dave Dilegge | Thu, 01/10/2013 - 6:18am | 0 comments

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by Joseph Trevithick | Wed, 01/09/2013 - 4:07pm | 16 comments

Do away with heavy brigade combat teams and organize armor into a support brigade much like a combat aviation brigade.

by Dave Dilegge | Wed, 01/09/2013 - 12:17am | 0 comments

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by Robert Bunker | Tue, 01/08/2013 - 5:30am | 1 comment

The cliff deal and plutocratic insurgency?

by Dave Dilegge | Tue, 01/08/2013 - 4:56am | 0 comments

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by Dave Dilegge | Mon, 01/07/2013 - 5:18am | 0 comments

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by Peter J. Munson | Sun, 01/06/2013 - 10:17am | 1 comment

Tim Kane looks at the military's exsanguination of talent.

by Dave Dilegge | Sun, 01/06/2013 - 4:57am | 0 comments

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by Dave Dilegge | Sat, 01/05/2013 - 4:52am | 0 comments

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by Dave Dilegge | Fri, 01/04/2013 - 6:18am | 0 comments

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by Robert Bunker | Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:28am | 0 comments

Chinese Organized Crime in Latin America by R. Evan Ellis, National Defense University, PRISM.

by Dave Dilegge | Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:21am | 1 comment

Book Review of The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama by Gian Gentile, New York Journal of Books.

by Dave Dilegge | Thu, 01/03/2013 - 6:42am | 0 comments

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by SWJ Editors | Mon, 12/31/2012 - 2:55pm | 0 comments

From all of us at SWJ, continue on for a music video...

by SWJ Editors | Fri, 12/28/2012 - 3:46am | 1 comment

Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf Dies at 78 by Matt Schudel, Washington Post.

by SWJ Editors | Mon, 12/24/2012 - 11:01am | 1 comment

Merry Christmas (Flash Mob Oldie But Goodie)

by Robert Bunker | Wed, 12/19/2012 - 9:53pm | 1 comment

Mérida Initiative: Transnational Security Governance or Governance Intervention?

by Dave Dilegge | Wed, 12/19/2012 - 4:44am | 1 comment

Civilian Analysts Gained Petraeus’s Ear While He Was Commander In Afghanistan by Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Washington Post.

by Dave Dilegge | Tue, 12/18/2012 - 1:37pm | 2 comments

Short break for the Roundup through the holidays. Busy time for the day job and of course holiday duties that require much attention.

by Dave Dilegge | Tue, 12/18/2012 - 2:24am | 0 comments

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by Dave Dilegge | Mon, 12/17/2012 - 3:42pm | 0 comments

CNAS Marks One Year Anniversary of Iraq Withdrawal with Release of Two New Papers - To mark the one year anniversary of the US troop withdrawal from Iraq, CNAS has released two papers that offer insights into the US role there since 2003.