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New York Times peacekeeping debate (5 op-eds).

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Looking through the blog I note that not too much has been said here regarding landpower and global climate change.

Read on for the new NATO Multimedia Library website...

The United States is quietly expanding its training of Mexico's armed forces, helping to reverse decades of mistrust...

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Iraq’s security forces are so infiltrated by either Sunni extremist informants or Shiite personnel backed by Iran that any Americans assigned to advise Baghdad’s forces could be at risk.

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Maj. Gen. H.R. McMaster is a combination of warrior, intellectual and leader. He was recently recognized by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

The war in Afghanistan is not over. Nor is it ending any time soon. The U.S. role may end in 2016, in whole or in part, but the war will continue, and its ultimate outcome is very much in doubt.

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Insurgents, political organizations and governments have all adopted social media platforms to press their case, confuse opponents, seize world attention and gain advantage.

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A conflict looms between the Army’s wartime ethos of individual initiative and the bureaucratic malaise that peacetime brings.

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On July 6th, retired Colombian General Álvaro Valencia Tovar died at the age of 94.

Osama bin Laden may be dead, but his vision of an Islamic caliphate transcending traditional international borders is becoming a reality in the form of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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"Army officials acknowledge problems with DCGS-A. ...the Army is working to improve the system in its next generation, which is being put out for bids next year."

“… for too long, U.S. military strategy has relied on mass and money. Ultimately, we overwhelmed the enemy or lost as in Vietnam or did not prevail as in Afghanistan and Iraq.”

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"In real terms the announcement of Baghdadi's caliphate may mean little, but the Jihadi movement has turned a significant corner and what remains to be seen is what he can use it to do...

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Creating or conducting “strategy by op-ed” is a fundamentally flawed approach, but has become increasingly popular and influential.

I have a suggestion for the proper U.S. response.  It isn’t Apache gunships, or Predators, or even the advisors that President Obama most recently ordered back into theater.

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A top United States general in charge of protecting the southern border says he’s been unable to combat the steady flow of illegal drugs, weapons and people from Central America.