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Mexican Cartel Tactical Note #21: Cartel Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

The enemy isn’t a nation or an alliance, but a diverse, mobile and adaptive collection of groups...

The National Defense Panel delivered its review of the Department of Defense 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review to Congress yesterday.

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The lights seem to be blinking red, but the United States is holding its fire for the moment…

General Philip Breedlove, NATO Supreme Allied Commander, on irregular warfare.

The deal brokered by Secretary Kerry to end the election deadlock is a troubling sign for Afghanistan’s future.

For an act to be a “war crime,” ideally there must be some tribunal with competence to punish it.

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Continue on for the latest Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction report.

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"This monograph demonstrates that a combination of high quantity and high quality USSOF engagement bolstered Colombian capacity."

A simple exercise may offer leaders an azimuth for creating a culture of mission command, and give subordinates the buy-in required to make it happen.

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Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system.

Like the mosque, the Taliban are back…

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The Transnational Gang Threat - Part 1: Joining Forces to Meet the Challenge - FBI

This work marks the 3rd Small Wars Journal-El Centro anthology.

Little consideration has been given to why the Iraqi military’s collapse demonstrates just how divided that country’s society is and how bleak the prospects are for long-lasting...

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"The United States did not come to recognize the people of Indochina as the center of gravity and focused on them too little and too late."

"Operating a fake news channel to promote state propaganda comes with considerable intrinsic problems and contradictions."

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New York Times peacekeeping debate (5 op-eds).

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Looking through the blog I note that not too much has been said here regarding landpower and global climate change.