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by Joe Byerly
October 27, 2014 10:38 AM | Comments (2)
A “water bucket” leader is someone whose leadership approach can be likened to sticking a hand into a bucket of water and creating a stir.
by SWJ Editors
October 27, 2014 12:11 AM | Comments (0)
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October 26, 2014 04:49 PM | Comments (1)
Given how poorly things have turned out, it would be tempting to conclude that the United States should simply swear off such irregular conflicts for good…
October 26, 2014 08:40 AM | Comments (0)
British and U.S. soldiers have formally marked the end of combat operations in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province.
October 25, 2014 10:06 PM | Comments (0)
October 25, 2014 04:54 AM | Comments (0)
October 24, 2014 04:22 PM | Comments (0)
The US military must prepare for murky, undeclared wars in which foreign entities use proxy insurgencies against established governments;
October 24, 2014 12:08 PM | Comments (0)
While the U.S. military says the Iraqi capital is not under "imminent threat," officials are concerned about the militants' gains in Anbar.
October 23, 2014 10:15 PM | Comments (0)
October 23, 2014 03:35 PM | Comments (18)
Paper argues that the newly outlined “Counter-Unconventional Warfare” strategy will be the best way to counter the emerging threat of hybrid warfare.
October 23, 2014 12:48 PM | Comments (0)
Wastebook 2014: What Washington Doesn't Want You to Read. By Senator Tom Coburn
October 23, 2014 10:14 AM | Comments (0)
The Imploding U.S. Strategy in the Islamic State War? By Anthony H. Cordesman, Center for Strategic and International Studies
October 22, 2014 10:34 PM | Comments (4)
The Syrian opposition force to be recruited by the U.S. military and its coalition partners will be trained to defend territory.
October 22, 2014 10:26 PM | Comments (0)
The new Afghan government under President Ashraf Ghani has acknowledged the depth of the crisis,.
October 20, 2014 06:14 AM | Comments (0)
October 19, 2014 02:06 PM | Comments (4)
A decade after the U.S. took control of Fallujah, America is at war again. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with former Lt. Col. John Nagl, whose counter-insurgency manual helped shape U.S. strategy...
October 19, 2014 10:36 AM | Comments (1)
Afghanistan: 'A Shocking Indictment' - NYT Book Review by Rory Stewart
October 19, 2014 08:37 AM | Comments (0)
Contemporary Military Forum #6: Strategic Quality of Landpower (Video)
October 19, 2014 07:05 AM | Comments (0)
Since the U.S. doesn’t expect to fight a major land war with another nation, it was easy—if incorrect—to conclude that it no longer needs a large Army.
October 17, 2014 06:37 AM | Comments (0)
October 17, 2014 06:12 AM | Comments (1)
As part of a joint force, the Army is the singular service that needs the man more than the machine.
October 15, 2014 10:07 PM | Comments (0)
October 15, 2014 10:02 PM | Comments (0)
The Atlantic Council is seeking applications for the Take Point Initiative, a new fellowship program open to veterans of the United States Armed Forces.
October 15, 2014 12:24 PM | Comments (4)
There’s a lot to like in the new AOC: Win in a Complex World. Any government document with 65 endnotes and a Thucydides call-out in its first three pages can’t be all bad.
October 14, 2014 10:05 PM | Comments (0)
October 14, 2014 06:15 PM | Comments (2)
The AOC is a challenge to shape and form the Army and its future leaders and build the foundations of its success in the years to come.
by Robert Bunker
October 14, 2014 01:45 PM | Comments (0)
ISIS conducts a comprehensive information operations campaign on its Turkish language news site takvahaber.net.
October 13, 2014 10:08 PM | Comments (0)
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October 13, 2014 06:40 PM | Comments (0)
Overall, the new document (AOC), released in its final form on Tuesday, is very good, especially if you read it as an aspirational statement of what the Army should become.
October 13, 2014 03:00 PM | Comments (2)
General Odierno says “We have to have a national security debate, because there is too much going on around the world.”