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American Diplomacy Book Review by Dr. John M. Handley

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told reporters that he has said from the start that the mission against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant would take years to accomplish.

Continue on for bin Laden’s “reading list”.

The war on Islamic State will only get worse before it gets better, says one of the world's leading military strategists.

Special Forces and CIA FID advisors certainly have their place.  But the development of staff capabilities can be better supported by conventional troops.

The naval and coastal aspects of counterinsurgency get dangerously short shrift.

Link to the full CRS report.

Eagle Claw, U/W HASC markup, and ARSOF Next

Anzac day tomorrow

3+ sizeable research grants to be awarded.

Killing is not hard.  In facts it’s easy.  That’s the problem.  We can all do it.

In the disordered post-Cold War world, hybrid warfare remains an excellent framework for understanding the changing character of war.

Colloquium provided a forum for majors to offer their candid views and opinions, even if those thoughts went against current Army thinking and doctrine.

This is the first in a series of three adapted excerpts from 21st Century Ellis: Operational Art and Strategic Prophecy for the Modern Era.

For some, the time of combat is just the length of the tour.  For others, they are always at war.

Only Americans are capable of defeating the Islamic State in close urban combat.

West Point's latest CTC Sentinel is now online.

Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove discussed the implications of hybrid war during a presentation to the Brussels Forum over the weekend.

The Pentagon is unable to account for more than $500 million in U.S. military aid given to Yemen.

The latest edition of The US Army War College Quarterly, Parameters (Winter 44 [4]) is now available online.

For the Marines that means accepting female volunteers into their Infantry Officer School to see if they can make it through the grueling three-month course.

This new News section has replaced the Daily News Roundup.

If Netanyahu wanted to minimize, if not kill, the chances of a deal that is acceptable to the United States and Iran, he may have succeeded.

Over the next several weeks, the DEF White Board will feature what we are calling “Startup Stories”.

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SOF Support to Political Warfare, United States Army Special Operations Command White Paper, Final, Dated 10 March 2015

As we move forward to a new round of interventions let’s take a moment to look backwards.

Small Wars Journal and El Centro is saddened to announce the death of George W. Grayson.

Our fourth SWJ El Centro anthology in the series (covering most of 2014) is out.

Innovation can be small, with a lower case “i”. It can be about making our day-to-day lives in the military better.  We just have to be open to it.