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June 11, 2014 07:47 AM | Comments (0)
A Professional Development Opportunity: A Summer With Grant - From the Green Notebook
June 10, 2014 11:14 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for today's SWJ news and opinion roundup.
June 10, 2014 11:11 PM | Comments (2)
The release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl highlights a fundamental difference between the war in Afghanistan and previous American conflicts.
by Geoffrey Demarest
June 10, 2014 09:37 PM | Comments (1)
The Outpost - Book Review and Commentary
June 10, 2014 06:03 PM | Comments (0)
The New FM 3-24: What Happens When the Host Nation Is the Problem?
June 10, 2014 07:17 AM | Comments (2)
The counterinsurgency debate must go on, but is it going anywhere?
June 9, 2014 11:23 PM | Comments (0)
June 9, 2014 11:18 PM | Comments (2)
What lessons should we have learned from Iraq and Afghanistan?
by Christopher Jenks
June 9, 2014 07:55 PM | Comments (1)
A Kellog-Briand Pact for the 21st Century: Why the International Community Rejected the Call for a Ban on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems
by Robert Bunker
June 9, 2014 05:08 PM | Comments (0)
"Mexico's apparent unabated rates of homicide, kidnappings and assassinations, with targets that include public figures and journalists, continue."
June 9, 2014 02:37 PM | Comments (0)
"The changes taking place within the wider Taliban network mean 'a wave of attacks throughout the country' should probably be expected".
June 8, 2014 11:13 PM | Comments (0)
We're back, continue on for today's SWJ news and opinion roundup.
June 8, 2014 07:35 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the link and author's summary.
by Scott Forster
June 8, 2014 06:48 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the latest Landpower update.
June 8, 2014 06:44 PM | Comments (2)
“There were some really fine foreign policy ideas being promulgated down to the tactical level. Unfortunately, no one had bothered to ask about the feasibility of implementation.”
June 2, 2014 04:53 AM | Comments (10)
What are the Basics? Developing for Mission Command by Donald E. Vandergriff, Law Enforcement and Security Consulting
June 1, 2014 06:47 AM | Comments (0)
May 31, 2014 12:01 PM | Comments (3)
Until we figure this out, I'm afraid West Point will perpetuate an unacceptable gap in the space between the "scholar" and the "warrior."
May 30, 2014 03:17 PM | Comments (0)
Nigerians are increasingly pointing to rampant corruption and incompetence among police and military units.
May 29, 2014 09:15 AM | Comments (0)
“Terrorism is a tactic, it’s not a thing. They have now defined the United States as being in a global confrontation with a tactic…”
May 28, 2014 09:24 PM | Comments (1)
Continue on for intial reaction to the President's foreign policy speech. Updates will follow in the morning.
May 28, 2014 04:58 PM | Comments (0)
“An exclusive look at the Afghan special operations forces that are key to President Obama’s Afghan counterterrorism strategy.”
May 28, 2014 04:47 PM | Comments (2)
Full Transcript of President Obama’s Commencement Address at West Point via The Washington Post (Foreign Policy Focus)
May 27, 2014 03:53 PM | Comments (3)
Continue on for Landpower: The Future and Our All Volunteer Army
May 27, 2014 01:53 PM | Comments (0)
"President Barack Obama will seek to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the war formally ends."
May 27, 2014 09:14 AM | Comments (2)
Best Practice or Best Strategy: Can New Counterinsurgency Doctrine Win Future Wars? By David Ucko, ISN
by Dave Dilegge
May 26, 2014 06:31 PM | Comments (0)
The White House accidentally blew the cover of the top CIA officer in Afghanistan Saturday.
by Joe Byerly
May 26, 2014 05:05 PM | Comments (3)
We shouldn’t approach professional reading with a checklist mentality, but instead put forth a more comprehensive effort.
May 25, 2014 11:06 PM | Comments (6)
Special Operations - An Army Core Competency by Lt. Gen. Charles T. Cleveland and Lt. Col. Stuart L. Farris, Army Magazine
May 24, 2014 06:58 PM | Comments (0)
HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC; General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868