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September 23, 2013 12:05 PM | Comments (1)
" ... coming up with the why we need to develop, build and deploy these various things is a much more challenging task and one that this town does not do very well at all…"
September 23, 2013 01:27 AM | Comments (3)
"The attempt to reinstate the old order (after WWII), and then defend it against popular uprisings, set them (British, French and Dutch) up for a series of painful humiliations."
September 23, 2013 12:50 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for today's SWJ news and opinion roundup.
September 23, 2013 12:21 AM | Comments (0)
"The armed forces have lagged on deploying their own versions of unmanned road vehicles, despite goals to create new machines that could be used in place of boots on the ground."
by Morgan Smiley
September 22, 2013 01:01 PM | Comments (1)
Like it or not, we are the modern equivalent of the empire upon which the sun never sets with the responsibilities that go with it.
by Jill S. Russell
September 22, 2013 04:18 AM | Comments (0)
Putting aside lethal force, global public order standards allow a multitude of lesser options.
September 21, 2013 10:39 PM | Comments (0)
September 21, 2013 09:44 PM | Comments (0)
September 20, 2013 04:01 AM | Comments (0)
by Dave Dilegge
September 18, 2013 05:24 AM | Comments (3)
SWJ postings will be light, if at all, through Saturday. Heading to Ft. Benning for my Son’s Army Infantry Basic graduation and Turning Blue ceremony. This ole Marine is quite proud!
September 18, 2013 04:09 AM | Comments (0)
September 17, 2013 04:54 PM | Comments (3)
"A is for Air Power"
September 17, 2013 06:00 AM | Comments (1)
"The story of the Tupamaros and the organization they created, the Movimiento de Liberación Nacional, has been largely forgotten. It merits revisiting due to important lessons."
September 17, 2013 05:24 AM | Comments (0)
September 16, 2013 12:35 PM | Comments (0)
“Army Adaptation from 1898 to the Present: How Army Leaders Balanced Strategic and Institutional Imperatives to Best Serve the Nation” (Land Warfare Paper 98, September 2013).
September 16, 2013 10:16 AM | Comments (6)
Listen to General Dempsey at The American Conservative and The Army's Learning-and-Adapting Dogma at The National Interest.
September 16, 2013 04:50 AM | Comments (0)
September 16, 2013 03:12 AM | Comments (0)
Mexican Cartel Essays and Notes is a collection of twenty-three Small Wars Journal articles supplemented by operational and tactical notes covering a variety of cartel-related subjects.
September 15, 2013 04:50 PM | Comments (0)
I supplied one of the first 'official' accounts of the war’s progress, and possibly the first acknowledgement of the lack of a workable operational plan for winning the peace.
September 15, 2013 04:37 PM | Comments (0)
"In the absence of a viable national military strategy and vision from above, the service chiefs are left to figure things out on their own."
September 15, 2013 07:10 AM | Comments (1)
"Recently, U.S. Army Best Ranger Jeff Struecker returned to Somalia twenty years after he fought in the battle that inspired the book and movie Black Hawk Down."
September 14, 2013 11:07 PM | Comments (0)
September 14, 2013 07:58 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the Institute of Land Warfare's 2013 publications.
September 14, 2013 02:00 PM | Comments (0)
The Antiterror Spy Left Out in the Cold - Wall Street Journal's ‘The Weekend Interview’ With Robert Seldon Lady, by Matthew Kaminski.
September 14, 2013 05:58 AM | Comments (0)
Of Groundhogs and Ground Combat by Joseph J. Collins, Small Wars Journal. Continue on for the link.
September 14, 2013 05:45 AM | Comments (0)
September 13, 2013 09:37 PM | Comments (3)
“Marty and I both would say that the nation needs to keep the capacity to defeat another nation on the ground...we don’t see... a long fight. We can’t afford it.”
September 13, 2013 03:37 PM | Comments (0)
"The civilian policy makers and generals who led Mr. Obama toward a troop escalation in Afghanistan during his first year in office have been replaced by a handpicked leadership."
by Crispin Burke
September 13, 2013 02:51 PM | Comments (1)
During the Cold War misguided elites were referred to as “useful idiots“. Now some service members have fallen directly into that trap.
September 13, 2013 02:42 PM | Comments (0)
Dr. Michael Noonan's USN&WR Op-Ed in Response to MG Robert Scales' WP Op-Ed.