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by Joe Byerly
February 20, 2014 04:00 PM | Comments (2)
Recently several lieutenants have written me to share their fears and anxieties about their own particular development as the tectonic plates of the Army and budgets continue to shift.
by SWJ Editors
February 20, 2014 03:18 PM | Comments (0)
Not Your Grandfather's Insurgency - Criminal, Spiritual, and Plutocratic by Dr. Robert J. Bunker, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
February 20, 2014 12:11 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for today's SWJ news and opinion roundup.
by George Fust
February 19, 2014 01:38 PM | Comments (1)
The guiding principle that can best reform or take an organization to the next level is efficiency.
by Robert Bunker
February 19, 2014 01:27 PM | Comments (0)
Strategic Horizons: All Options Bad If Mexico’s Drug Violence Expands to U.S. by Steven Metz, World Politics Review
February 19, 2014 11:07 AM | Comments (0)
There’s no talk of “victory,” or how the U.S. should spend its share of Afghanistan’s mineral wealth, or how to use the peace dividend from a world made safe from Al Qaeda.
February 19, 2014 07:45 AM | Comments (0)
Counterinsurgency Expert: We Need to Rethink How We Fight by Howard Altman, Tampa Tribune.
February 19, 2014 01:33 AM | Comments (0)
February 18, 2014 07:59 PM | Comments (2)
A new era of security burden-sharing could be on the horizon for a war-weary US, with France taking an aggressive lead in Africa and Germany showing a willingness to take a more assertive role.
by Scott Forster
February 18, 2014 10:43 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the latest Landpower Lead Article & Discourse.
February 18, 2014 08:47 AM | Comments (0)
From Stalemate to Settlement : Lessons for Afghanistan from Historical Insurgencies That Have Been Resolved Through Negotiations by Colin P. Clarke and Christopher Paul, RAND Corporation.
February 18, 2014 07:43 AM | Comments (0)
February 18, 2014 06:52 AM | Comments (0)
U.S. Seeks Prisoner Swap with Taliban to Free Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl by Anne Gearan and Ernesto Londoño, Washington Post.
February 12, 2014 09:52 PM | Comments (13)
Kilcullen Speaks: On COIN Going Out of Style, His Recent Book, Syria, and More by Tom Ricks, FP’s Best Defense.
February 11, 2014 08:59 AM | Comments (2)
Marine Corps leaders have ordered the independent Marine Corps Times newspaper removed from its prominent newsstand location.
February 11, 2014 08:47 AM | Comments (0)
February 9, 2014 11:18 AM | Comments (0)
February 9, 2014 07:33 AM | Comments (11)
Afghan Soldiers Desperate for Pact with US, Criticize President Karzai for Delay by Kevin Sieff, Washington Post.
February 8, 2014 09:09 AM | Comments (0)
February 7, 2014 08:59 PM | Comments (0)
With the QDR looming in midst of continuing fiscal pressures, many experts anticipate significant reductions in the capacity or size of American Landpower.
February 7, 2014 03:39 PM | Comments (0)
At the Summit: Duty - Memoirs of a Secretary at War, by Robert M. Gates - National Review Book Review by Bing West.
February 7, 2014 07:38 AM | Comments (0)
February 6, 2014 09:34 PM | Comments (1)
G.I. Joe is turning 50 and the birthday of what's called the world's first action figure is being celebrated this month.
February 6, 2014 06:40 AM | Comments (0)
February 5, 2014 08:00 PM | Comments (0)
Members of the Texas-born Barrio Azteca gang are receiving training from Mexico's Zetas.
February 5, 2014 02:08 PM | Comments (0)
Do Drones Present New Military Opportunities or are they Simply an Updated Technological Variant of Age-old Weapons and Tactics? Hoover Institution / Stanford University background paper.
February 5, 2014 08:39 AM | Comments (2)
Drawing clear lessons from post-mortems and “after action reviews” is a delicate matter because they can be politicized too readily. But it can and must be done.
February 5, 2014 07:04 AM | Comments (1)
The Wars Robert Gates Got Wrong by Jonathan Alter, The New Yorker
February 5, 2014 06:23 AM | Comments (0)
February 4, 2014 06:45 AM | Comments (0)