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by Dave Dilegge
December 9, 2010 03:30 AM | Comments (0)
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December 8, 2010 05:03 PM | Comments (9)
Here are various recent news items. Full SWJ WikiLeaks coverage can be found here.
Fraction of 1 Percent of WikiLeaks Cables Released - CNN News
Analysts: WikiLeaks Following New Strategy in...
by Mike Few
December 8, 2010 01:50 PM | Comments (2)
Lawrence Sellin presents a critque on modern military culture in his latest Human Events essay, Afghanistan and the Culture of Military Leadership.
BLUF: "It has always seemed odd to me that the US...
by SWJ Editors
December 8, 2010 12:37 PM | Comments (2)
A Tribute to Captain Travis Patriquin:
America's "Lawrence of Arabia" in Ramadi
by Chad M. Pillai
December 6, 2010 marked the 4th anniversary of the loss of America's "Lawrence of Arabia" in Ramadi...
December 8, 2010 07:06 AM | Comments (0)
December 7, 2010 07:08 PM | Comments (0)
Informed Dissent: One Blogger's Critique of the Afghan War - New York Times book review by C.J. Chivers. Review of Joshua Foust's Afghanistan Journal: Selections From Registan.net. BLUF: "Mr. Foust...
December 7, 2010 03:52 PM | Comments (2)
Via e-mail: The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) released today a new report on U.S. Afghanistan strategy authored by CNAS Senior Advisor and Senior Fellow Lieutenant General David W. Barno...
December 7, 2010 12:18 PM | Comments (2)
Ann Marlowe, not known for optimistic reporting and commentary on our efforts in Afghanistan, takes a different tone in her Weekly Standard piece entitled Good News, for a Change. BLUF: "... Zabul...
by Robert Haddick
December 7, 2010 11:16 AM | Comments (0)
Kim Kwan-jin, South Korea's new defense minister (and a former four-star general), now says that South Korea will respond to future North Korean military attacks with airstrikes on North Korean...
December 7, 2010 06:12 AM | Comments (0)
December 6, 2010 08:52 PM | Comments (0)
In addition to the SWJ article "The Military's Cultural Disregard for Personal Information" by LTC Gregory Conti, MAJ Dominic Larkin, LTC David Raymond, and COL Edward Sobiesk see "Service Members...
December 6, 2010 09:06 AM | Comments (1)
On December 1st, Michael Leiter, the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), delivered remarks and answered questions at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (...
December 6, 2010 07:19 AM | Comments (0)
December 6, 2010 07:10 AM | Comments (16)
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December 5, 2010 07:29 AM | Comments (0)
December 4, 2010 05:00 AM | Comments (3)
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...
December 4, 2010 03:55 AM | Comments (0)
December 3, 2010 05:17 PM | Comments (4)
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:...
December 3, 2010 07:25 AM | Comments (0)
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December 2, 2010 01:44 PM | Comments (10)
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?
December 2, 2010 06:58 AM | Comments (0)
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by David S. Maxwell
November 30, 2010 08:01 PM | Comments (1)
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...
November 30, 2010 01:29 PM | Comments (5)
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...
November 30, 2010 09:38 AM | Comments (18)
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...
November 30, 2010 07:14 AM | Comments (0)
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...
by Gary Anderson
November 30, 2010 06:59 AM | Comments (20)
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...
November 30, 2010 06:30 AM | Comments (0)
by Youssef Aboul-Enein
November 29, 2010 11:58 PM | Comments (0)
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...