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Haste makes waste - or how not to push Yemen over the cliff.

Wells?!  No its all ball bearings and aquifer storage and recovery systems now!

Dan Ward asserts that acquisitions take too long.  But no one knows if he is right.

The first part in a series of interviews of leading lights on Iraq and its environs.

Back to the basics of deterrence, diplomacy, and defense to address potential nation-state employment of unconventional weapons?

CDR Aboul-Enein reviews Martin Evans' book.

Should we focus more on creating ink spots and less on defeating the Taliban?

The perhaps-unsurprising second- and third-order effects of VSO and ALP.

A look at the issues behind the use of private security contractors.

Andrew Attar adds to his March article on the operational approach to stability operations.

Criminalization is as much or more of a concern than radicalization in the Syrian conflict.

Clausewitz and non-state actors - a combination that surely won't produce any disagreements, will it?

Capturing the investor's mindset in special operations.

An interview with Daniel R. Green, who served at the PRT in Uruzgan in 2005-2006 and in Kabul from 2009-2010.

Military officers should be intrapreneurs, not entrepreneurs.

An erudite lesson on words and COIN from a Pakistani officer.

Some disruptive thoughts on future defense initiatives from Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The power of online videos to analyze events and the information struggle they present.

As we look toward a combat exit, how to sustain the advisory effort?

Thomas Buonomo offers a roll-up of recent commentary on the way ahead in Afghanistan.

Turkey and the PKK - whither U.S. policy?

A balanced COIN approach?

Where do we go with Design in a post-COIN (for now) world?

SWJ Editor Peter J. Munson discusses advising, COIN, Iraq, and disruptive thinking with Owen West, author of "The Snake Eaters."

How instability on the subcontinent could rapidly spiral out of control.

West's narrative about combat advisors in Iraq is a timely read that should leave you with many questions about current and future advisory efforts.

There are many paper options for how to proceed with respect to Iran's nuclear program, but which have any real hope of success?

In the much awaited final segment of this series, we read of the Iran-Iraq War from 1983 to 1987. I implore you to read the conclusions!

Five very intricate questions as to how we should look at the challenges at hand.

Considering future scenarios in Yemen.