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The US Air Force recently (1 August) signed off on its latest doctrinal publication - AFDD 2-3 Irregular Warfare. Foreword Our nation is at war. Warriors must plan and orchestrate irregular warfare...

Excerpts from recent posts by Max Boot (War Made New and The Savage Wars of Peace) at Commentary Magazine's blog Contentions...

Links to two recent DoD / MNF-I Blogger's Roundtables that the SWJ was unable to participate in: 8 August - U.S. Soldiers Partner With Iraqi Troops in Mahmudiyah with U. S. Army Lt. Col. Robert...

By William S. McCallister Concerning my SWJ Blog post - The MEF Engagement Model and Al Qaeda -- Brian H. comments: I think the analysis is somewhat overblown and abstract. There are other forces at...

In his June 2007 State Department E-Journal article, New Paradigms For 21st Century Conflicts, Dr. Dave Kilcullen of General David Petraeus' senior staff in Baghdad called for, among other things, a...

I'm writing to make everyone aware of an outstanding article on airpower's many crucial enabling contributions to Irregular Warfare. I think this will interest everyone given our previous exchanges...

Richard Fernandez of The Belmont Club has a 'must read' post up concerning the recently released (30 July) Brookings Institution Iraq Index. The Brookings Institution Iraq Index for July 30, 2007...

RADM Mark Fox, MNF-Iraq, BG Gen Robert Allardice, Commander, Coalition Air Force Transition Team, and Iraqi Air Force Commander LTG Kamal Barzanjy speak with reporters 5 August 2007. Nothing follows...

The purpose of this posting is to alert the Small Wars Journal community about an excellent new book by Dr. Jeff Record of the Air War College faculty. Professor Record is no dilettante in this...

ISI HQ Takedown, Muqdadiyah, Iraq Nothing follows...

The Small Wars Journal / Small Wars Council participated in a Blogger's Roundtable on Friday with Philip Reeker, US Embassy, Baghdad. The subject was Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) in Iraq....

AFPS - Jim Garamone: Speaking to Pentagon reporters via teleconference from Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar province, Army Col. John Charlton, commander of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry...

Captain Jeremy Gwinn, US Army In today's military, the requirement to conduct tasks far outside traditional specialties is an accepted reality. Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have taught leaders...

Paul Brinkley, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, and Philip Reeker, US Embassy, Baghdad, join BG Kevin Bergner, Multi-National Force-Iraq spokesman, in an expansion of the normal weekly Iraq update...

Statement of the Honorable Francis J. West, former Assistant Secretary of Defense, before the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. House of Representatives Subject: Withdrawal from Iraq July 25, 2007 Mr...

On 24 July the United States Institute for Peace (USIP) rolled out their guidelines for relations between U.S. Armed Forces and Non-Governmental Humanitarian Organizations (NGHO). From the USIP...

Damien McElroy, foreign affairs correspondent for the U.K.'s Telegraph, "headlines" today: Iraqi leader tells Bush: Get Gen Petraeus out... One problem - the events as reported in the Telegraph never...

More CA videos...

A look inside the military efforts to secure Iraq, including exclusive interviews with GEN David Petraeus, BG Joe Anderson and BG Dana Pittard. Produced by Soldiers Radio and Television. Nothing...

I was privileged to be in attendance and consider it one of the most effective presentations I have ever heard. Secretary Gates was humorous, showed great humility, used historical examples...

Iraq: Resolving the Coercion/Intelligence Dilemma -- TigerHawk (H/T Wretchard at The Belmont Club) AND Coercion -- The Belmont Club...

In this Sunday's edition of the New York Times Samatha Powers comments on "Our War on Terror" and reviews four books she believes are essential reads in crafting the strategy required for success....

Peter Principle: A colloquial principle of hierarchiology, stated as "In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence." Formulated by Dr. Laurence J. Peter in his 1968 book...

The MEF Engagement Model and Al Qaeda William S. McCallister The London Times story "Al-Qaeda faces rebellion from the ranks" provides me an opportunity to further explain the usefulness of the...

News Item: Iran Bags Spy Squirrels ... From the BBC translators, an editorial by Saleh Eskandari headlined "spying squirrels," published July 10 by the Iranian newspaper Resalat. "A few weeks ago...

George Packer at The New Yorker's Interesting Times blog - Guns and Brains Interesting take and worth the read - here is an excerpt: I grew up during the Vietnam era and belong to a generation of...

Charlie Rose Show - 17 July 2007 Excerpt Charlie, I guess we would love to have that crystal ball, and so would the people in Congress who are trying to decide this matter. Some parts of that I do...

22 July Washington Post - Bloggers Raise Red Flags Over New Republic's 'Baghdad Diarist' by Howard Kurtz. The column in the New Republic, described as being penned by a U.S. soldier in Iraq, is...

US Marine Corps US Army Nothing follows...

During a recent e-mail discussion concerning Iraq's tribal society William (Mac) McCallister provided several insights as well as a briefing presentation on his methodology for tribal structure...