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We’re in the middle of a remarkable shift in how Americans see the world and their own country’s role in the world.

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More than 1,300 people have died in the past two months as an insurgent Islamist group, Boko Haram, wages a rebellion.

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Street Gangs in Central America: Combating Them With Intelligence Fusion Centers by Thomas Bruneau, E-International Relations

A deteriorating situation in Venezuela, foreign troops in Crimea, warring tribes in Africa, or a deteriorating situation in Pakistan, the use of US military power is often the worst response.

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As Asia-Pacific security tensions mount, U.S. officials have made clear they do not want to get pulled into a conflict between the world's second- and third-biggest economies.

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A Military Budget Based on Hope - Washington Post Editorial

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Operations by the six-year-old Africa Command reflect an effort to avoid provoking anti-U.S. militants in the region and wariness of getting drawn into new conflicts.

The United States recently sent a small number of special forces soldiers to Jordan to train with counterparts from Iraq and Jordan.

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Introducing Defense in Depth - Council on Foreign Relations blog by Janine Davidson

Pentagon’s Proposed Cuts to Ground Forces: Not as Bad as You Might Think (For Now)…

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Helped by the Arab Spring, terrorist groups in North and West Africa have expanded their operations.

We have added three new articles to Landpower focused on future operations.

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Across Africa, affiliates of Al Qaeda and other Islamist militants are proving resilient and in some cases expanding their influence.

When someone says “tell me how it ends,” it’s another way of saying: “I just don’t happen to like this particular case for intervention”.

“By betting on technology over size, the FY 2015 budget intensifies the debate over whether to prioritize men or material as defense spending declines.”

Countering Others' Insurgencies: Understanding U.S. Small-Footprint Interventions in Local Context

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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel in an interview broadcast Sunday defended the Obama administration's proposed downsizing of the military.

"The Crimean crisis has energized those who wallow in a conventional wisdom."

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Sinaloa Drug Cartel Can Continue Without 'Chapo' Guzman, Experts Say by Diana Washington Valdez, El Paso Times