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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...

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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...

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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...

In September of 2003 I went into Baghdad's Sadr City Ali Baba market (now called al-Nidawi market) for my first illicit black-market arms purchase. Early on outfitting Iraqi soldiers and bodyguards...

4GW as a Model of Future Conflict Boyd 2007 Conference, 13 July 2007 Warfare Since Boyd Panel Presentation F. G. Hoffman I have been asked to be the token diversity candidate from outside the 4GW "...

I received the following memo by Colonel J. B. Burton (USA), Commanding Officer of Dagger Brigade Combat Team in Iraq, via "Warlord Loop" e-mail. An abbreviated version appeared in the Washington...

General Wayne Downing, US Army (Ret.), passed today and will be missed by those that knew him best and those that did not know him but benefited from his leadership, command presence and life-time...

The National Review On-Line recently posted an interview with LtGen James N. Mattis, commanding general of I Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps Forces CENTCOM. Mattis is widely-known for his...

Stopped in at Borders for my weekly fix and came across Ralph Peters' latest anthology. (Wars of Blood and Faith: The Conflicts that Will Shape the Twenty-First Century, Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole...

More odds and ends from the blogosphere and far flung corners of the Small Wars Journal "empire of knowledge"...

The White House released the Initial Benchmark Assessment Report earlier today. This report to Congress is submitted consistent with Section 1314 of the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina...

Four years on in Iraq, the White House still portrays the war as a life and death struggle between the forces of good, the US led Multi-national forces, and the forces of evil, Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI...

This essay analyzes the failed June 2007 London and Glasgow car bomb attacks. Observations include an assessment of the attacks and identification of future areas of concern for counterterrorism,...

We have a number of great submissions of original works for publication in SWJ Magazine. An overwhelming number, actually.

In an analysis entitled "Iraqi Insurgent Media: The War of Images and Ideas", Daniel Kimmage and Kathleen Ridolfo of Radio Free Europe examined 966 statements posted on websites by insurgent groups...

In their just-released special report, "Iraqi Insurgent Media: The War of Images and Ideas," Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty regional analysts Daniel Kimmage and Kathleen Ridolfo take an in-depth...

A few years ago, a bunch of smart guys at MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms decided to teach a new course and open it up to any student -- not just engineering and computer science types. The course...

The current situation in Gaza is a laboratory for the kind of conflicts that we are likely to see in the immediate future throughout the world. The best case solution would be to broker an agreement...