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by SWJ Editors
April 23, 2014 04:46 AM | Comments (8)
What we left behind in Iraq: “An increasingly authoritarian leader, a return of sectarian violence, and a nation worried for its future.”
April 23, 2014 04:23 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for today's SWJ news and opinion roundup.
April 22, 2014 06:24 PM | Comments (0)
A Letter to the West Point Class of 2014: No Combat Patch? That’s No Problem! By Major Crispin Burke, Best Defense
April 22, 2014 10:58 AM | Comments (4)
Many of you have by now have at least heard of, if not read, William S. Lind’s latest, “An Officer Corps That Can’t Score.”
by Scott Forster
April 22, 2014 10:24 AM | Comments (5)
Landpower Update: Addressing Unrestricted Warfare While Energizing Our Alies and the Masses
April 22, 2014 09:43 AM | Comments (0)
Yemen drone war update via CNN and Reuters.
by Robert Bunker
April 22, 2014 06:43 AM | Comments (0)
The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the updated Texas Gang Threat Assessment.
April 21, 2014 11:17 PM | Comments (0)
April 21, 2014 08:10 PM | Comments (0)
"The number of US troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 - the minimum demanded by the US military to train Afghan forces."
April 21, 2014 09:58 AM | Comments (3)
"A recent opinion piece at The American Conservative had a number of military officers scratching their heads."
April 21, 2014 03:52 AM | Comments (0)
April 21, 2014 03:46 AM | Comments (0)
"To those who will listen, the lessons of Abu Ghraib are unmistakable."
by Joe Byerly
April 20, 2014 09:21 AM | Comments (2)
I encourage everyone to think about their Personal Learning Network, and how they can strengthen it.
April 20, 2014 08:55 AM | Comments (0)
Rise of the Junior Officer by Joe Byerly, The Barefoot Strategist
April 20, 2014 07:56 AM | Comments (0)
"Major battles in the 21st century will be confusing and disorganized affairs more similar to the clashes of a pre-digital age than the ‘network-centric' combat we've become...
April 20, 2014 07:42 AM | Comments (0)
"As Iraq prepares for its first national election in four years on April 30 it is hard to imagine democracy activists rallying weekly in Iraqi streets."
April 20, 2014 06:55 AM | Comments (0)
April 19, 2014 02:37 AM | Comments (0)
April 19, 2014 02:18 AM | Comments (0)
"It might be best for the United States to focus first on handing over the peacemaking to Afghanistan’s neighbors, as the most credible strategy for ending the war quickly."
April 18, 2014 05:19 PM | Comments (5)
"Unlike the old manual, which laid out the tactics that Petraeus implemented with some success in Iraq, the new one will give soldiers COIN tools that can be used anywhere in the world."
April 18, 2014 09:25 AM | Comments (0)
A casual remark by a U.S. general during a breakfast has made China mad, really mad, and Beijing’s response is far less than civil and humble.
April 18, 2014 12:50 AM | Comments (0)
April 17, 2014 11:42 PM | Comments (26)
"Some have argued that after the frustrating wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is little American appetite to send the Army into foreign lands."
April 17, 2014 03:47 PM | Comments (0)
"We at Stability wanted to make sure you were aware of a number of fascinating recent articles by leading academics and experienced practitioners."
April 17, 2014 02:36 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a news roundup of the Four-Way Ukraine Talks...
April 17, 2014 12:36 AM | Comments (0)
April 16, 2014 05:11 PM | Comments (3)
"Analysts warn if Kabul’s neighbors do not start to cooperate, competing desires for influence could deteriorate into a bloody proxy war in the country."
April 16, 2014 12:08 PM | Comments (0)
The Association of Diplomatic Studies and Training is a NGO located at the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute. Continue on for more on this unique resource.
April 16, 2014 10:47 AM | Comments (0)
Chief of the Army Reading List by Lieutenant General David Morrison, Australian Army, and edited by Dr. Jeffrey Grey. Hat tip to Real Clear Defense.
by Stan Wiechnik
April 16, 2014 08:34 AM | Comments (73)
As counterinsurgency operations come to a close the military today looks to regain its past prominence as a conventional fighting force.