Afghanistan: Reconciliation plans, tribal leaders and civil society
by Thomas Kirk
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A reading of the...
Afghanistan: The De-evolution of Insurgency
by Kevin Meredith, Sergio Villarreal, and Mitchel Wilkinson
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Afghanistan: Education and Literacy
by Lieutenant Colonel Elizabeth Killebrew-Conwell
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I've seen a lot of news about how the solution for...
Afghanistan: It Never Hurts to Talk
by Colonel Gary Anderson
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Some pundits have questioned the wisdom of General Petraeus' decision that...
Afghanistan: It's Not Over
by Lieutenant General James M. Dubik
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In May, 2007 I deployed to Iraq to become the Commanding General responsible for...
Afghanistan: Seven Fundamental Questions
by Major Mehar Omar Khan
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I know we live in a world that is real and is moved by minds --...
Afghanistan: The Importance of Political Maneuver in Counterinsurgency Operations
by Captain John A. Kendall
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Afghanistan required a different approach yet we failed in our analysis, strategy, and application of resources.
Iranian inroads in Africa present a potential new front in the Iranian-US cold war.
Africom Stands Up
by Colonel Robert Killebrew, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed
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On the first day of October, the new United States Africa Command (Africom) became fully...
AFRICOM: Reconstruction and Stability Through the Provincial Reconstruction Team-Enhanced, Enabled by Unity of Command
by Major Derek E. Lane and Dr. David A. Anderson
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After Bin Laden: Confronting the Haqqani Network in Kurram
by Reza Jan
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Information gleaned after the killing of...
Against US World Retrenchment:
An Interview with A. Wess Mitchell
by Octavian Manea
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Has Russia really changed? There are some...
A history and discussion of the Lebanese Shi'a Party of Allah
In today’s environment, the United States conducts security cooperation efforts to build partnerships and partner capacity in an attempt to “further the U.S. objective of securing a...
Airborne Troops as a Tactical and Operative Military Revolution
by Tal Tovy
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In 1898, Jan Bloch published six...
Critique of recent budget cuts
Are Al Qaeda's piracy and raiding efforts merely disruption tactics or part of a larger strategy for control of the Middle East's waterways?
Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Changing Face of Uzbek Militancy
by Jeffrey Dressler and David Witter
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Is the threat of AQAP overblown and sensationalized?
CDR Aboul-Enein reviews Martin Evans' book.
Aligning a Counterinsurgency Strategy for Afghanistan
by Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Millen, Small Wars Journal
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Of all the...
The “U.S. in the Lead” COIN approach usually fails where security force assistance could succeed.
Joseph Collins reviews All In and finds that it lives up to the man that it is about.
Terrorism or Insurgency:
America's Flawed Approach to the Global
War on Terror
by Jon C. Couch
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America is not fighting a global war on terror; rather, it is...
America's Strategic Intent Applied in South Asia
by Lieutenant Colonel Robert R. Scott
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Secretary of Defense Gates, in his prepared...
American Guerrilla: A Review
by Dr. Alfred H. Paddock, Jr.
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In American Guerrilla: The Forgotten Heroics of Russell W. Volckmann, Mike Guardia...
To think that America can’t or shouldn’t project its power globally when necessary is a mistake. America’s military struggles in the post-9/11 era have stemmed from improper...
Expose of the Writings of Dr. Abdel-Raheem Muhammad Ali
An Afghan Nahal?
by Gary Anderson
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It has become an article of faith in the Muslim world to despise Israel, and anything that it has accomplished. But one...
The world must focus on strengthening institutions as it sets about withdrawing from the Afghan conflict.
Why is this new age an age of instability—instead of an age of empires, or warring states, or even peace and prosperity?
Don't Try to Arrest the Sea
An Alternative Approach for Afghanistan
by Major Mehar Omar Khan
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Over the last three months that I've spent in...
The American society, along with civilian and military leaders, remain unprepared to deal with the complexities of insurgencies and small wars.
The current US/EU two-track policy on Iran, which includes the imposition of an oil embargo, is not sufficient to break the current nuclear stalemate.
Life-saving training for deploying forces.