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“Sometimes the words of our leaders can have a telling impact on strategic outcomes—interpretations limit strategic and operational adaptability and effectiveness.”

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“Although the Army has dominated the battlefield technologically in the recent past, that's no guarantee against an increasingly agile, adaptive foe.”

A new documentary offers a cautionary tale about putting too much faith in technology and forgetting hard-fought lessons from the past.

What lessons can we learn from the 3rd Platoon’s experience in Afghanistan? A NR interview with Bing West.

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“We are deluding ourselves if we do not recognize the unique ways and means of American warfare...”

Russia’s utilization of troops without uniforms and perhaps “the most amazing information warfare blitzkrieg we have seen” were part of the first Russian push in Ukraine.

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The tepid response of the western powers is not just a failure of leadership; it is a failure of imagination. There are other options available to make Putin pay a price.

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After eight years working to educate soldiers on counterinsurgency, one of the Army Irregular Warfare Center’s last actions was similar to its first: Updating the field’s bedrock...

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has called ISIS “as sophisticated and well funded as any group that we have seen ... beyond anything we have seen.”

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Department of Defense Directive 3000.07 - Irregular Warfare (IW) Dated August 28, 2014

"Some guidelines for journalists reporting from extremist content on social media…"

"… All but one of the commanders were killed. And thus, perhaps, was born the Israeli ethos of commanders leading from the front..."

The problem from a military strategists’ point of view, however, is that no army has ever fought it out in a city of this size…

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has said China will spur military innovation and called on the army to create a new strategy for "information warfare"...

Choosing “exit” or “voice” has relevance for those of us who are passionate about being a member of the profession of arms.

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It’s "a time when our unique talents as special operators are in the greatest demand. A time when the nation recognizes the strategic value of our services..."

"The United States does not have good or quick options in dealing with the Islamic State..."

Resumption of limited military campaigns in Iraq has raised concerns that well-intentioned efforts to avert catastrophic military defeats and a humanitarian crisis may lead to mission creep.

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"... officials and experts say, it is "ambiguous warfare" that is focusing minds within NATO..."

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