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June 14, 2014 01:40 PM | Comments (9)
Obama’s intention to end the war in Iraq led to continual downward pressure on the planned number of advisers, until it fell to a small fraction of what military planners originally hoped for.
June 13, 2014 11:55 PM | Comments (3)
"Depending whether you are among the winners or losers, you jeer or curse American passivity."
June 13, 2014 11:19 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for today's SWJ news and opinion roundup.
June 13, 2014 02:56 PM | Comments (1)
President Obama said Friday the US will not send troops into Iraq to fend off a burgeoning Islamic insurgency. Continue on for a news roundup.
June 12, 2014 11:16 PM | Comments (0)
by Jeff Collins
June 12, 2014 12:43 AM | Comments (3)
While the capturing of Homs represents a major symbolic victory for Assad it also serves as another example of his incremental step-by-step approach.
by Scott Kesterson
June 12, 2014 12:34 AM | Comments (0)
What Just Happened? Looking at Bergdahl Through the Lens of Political Spin
June 11, 2014 11:06 PM | Comments (0)
by Geoffrey Demarest
June 11, 2014 08:04 AM | Comments (1)
This comment responds to the SWJ publication of “A Proposed Framework for Appreciating Megacities: A US Army Perspective.”
June 11, 2014 07:47 AM | Comments (0)
A Professional Development Opportunity: A Summer With Grant - From the Green Notebook
June 10, 2014 11:14 PM | Comments (0)
June 10, 2014 11:11 PM | Comments (2)
The release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl highlights a fundamental difference between the war in Afghanistan and previous American conflicts.
June 10, 2014 09:37 PM | Comments (1)
The Outpost - Book Review and Commentary
June 10, 2014 06:03 PM | Comments (0)
The New FM 3-24: What Happens When the Host Nation Is the Problem?
June 10, 2014 07:17 AM | Comments (2)
The counterinsurgency debate must go on, but is it going anywhere?
June 9, 2014 11:23 PM | Comments (0)
June 9, 2014 11:18 PM | Comments (2)
What lessons should we have learned from Iraq and Afghanistan?
by Christopher Jenks
June 9, 2014 07:55 PM | Comments (1)
A Kellog-Briand Pact for the 21st Century: Why the International Community Rejected the Call for a Ban on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems
by Robert Bunker
June 9, 2014 05:08 PM | Comments (0)
"Mexico's apparent unabated rates of homicide, kidnappings and assassinations, with targets that include public figures and journalists, continue."
June 9, 2014 02:37 PM | Comments (0)
"The changes taking place within the wider Taliban network mean 'a wave of attacks throughout the country' should probably be expected".
June 8, 2014 11:13 PM | Comments (0)
We're back, continue on for today's SWJ news and opinion roundup.
June 8, 2014 07:35 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the link and author's summary.
by Scott Forster
June 8, 2014 06:48 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the latest Landpower update.
June 8, 2014 06:44 PM | Comments (2)
“There were some really fine foreign policy ideas being promulgated down to the tactical level. Unfortunately, no one had bothered to ask about the feasibility of implementation.”
June 2, 2014 04:53 AM | Comments (10)
What are the Basics? Developing for Mission Command by Donald E. Vandergriff, Law Enforcement and Security Consulting
June 1, 2014 06:47 AM | Comments (0)
May 31, 2014 12:01 PM | Comments (3)
Until we figure this out, I'm afraid West Point will perpetuate an unacceptable gap in the space between the "scholar" and the "warrior."
May 30, 2014 03:17 PM | Comments (0)
Nigerians are increasingly pointing to rampant corruption and incompetence among police and military units.
May 29, 2014 09:15 AM | Comments (0)
“Terrorism is a tactic, it’s not a thing. They have now defined the United States as being in a global confrontation with a tactic…”
May 28, 2014 09:24 PM | Comments (1)
Continue on for intial reaction to the President's foreign policy speech. Updates will follow in the morning.