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Extreme Barbarism, a Death Cult, and Holy Warriors in Mexico:   Societal Warfare South of the Border?...

Muffled Voices by Gene Kamena with Roy Houchin Download the Full Article:...

From Mars to Minerva: Clausewitz, Liddell Hart, and the Two Western Ways of War by Tony Corn Download the Full Article:...

Defense by Defoliation: The Necessity for Agent Orange in Vietnam by Heather M. Brown Download the Full Article:...

Past is Prologue: The Ability to Modify Strategic Doctrine While Still at War Book review by Reyes Z. Cole...

Adapting to the Utterly Unpredictable, the Entirely Unknown Book Review by Frank G. Hoffman Download the Full Review:...

The Impact of Incorporating MRAPs into BCT's by Joe Parker Download the Full Article:...

Mission Command: Realizing Unified Action by Richard N. Pedersen Download the Full Article:...

Battling Radical Islamist Propaganda in Somalia: The Information Intervention Option by Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob Download the Full...

A Recommendation for Quiet Professionals by Dave Maxwell Download the Full Article:...

After Bin Laden: Confronting the Haqqani Network in Kurram by Reza Jan Download the Full Article:...

The End State by Mike Young Download the Full Article:...

U.S. Army War College Strategy Research Project   The Nature of War Theory By Lieutenant Colonel...

Are The Taliban And Al Qaeda Allies? by Paul Overby Download the Full Article:...

Small Wars Journal Counterinsurgency Inquiry: Dr. John Nagl, COL Douglas Macgregor, Dr. Nadia Schadlow, COL Gian Gentile, COL...

Deciphering Shades of Gray: Understanding Counterinsurgency by Jon Mikolashek and Sean N. Kalic Download the Full Article:...

Computer Aided Democracy (CAD) by Bob Cassilly Download the Full Article:...

To Design or Not to Design: In Conclusion by Ben Zweibelson Download the Full Article:...

The Closers, Part IV: Civilians in the Build Phase by Colonel Gary Anderson Download the Full...

The Wrong War: An Interview with Bing West, A Sequel by Octavian Manea Download the Full...

Achieving a Peace Settlement between Abkhazia and Georgia: Lessons from Swiss Federalism by Philip K. Abbott Download the Full...

A Civilian's Comprehensive Critique of the U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual...In 5-6 Pages by Braden Civins ...

Is Spending the Strategy? by Scott Dempsey Download the Full Article:...

Small Wars Journal Vol. 7, No. 4 is now available.  ...

The April "Revolution" and the Soviet-Afghan War: Why neither is a Good Analog to Today's War in Afghanistan by Joseph Collins ...

Iraq's Hard-Won Lessons for Future Transitions in the Middle East   by Peter J. Munson Download the Full...

A Primer for Generating Force Integrated Strategy to Campaign Plan Development by Rob Thornton Download the Full Article:...

Beyond the Basics: Looking Beyond the Conventional Wisdom Surrounding the IDF Campaigns against Hizbullah and Hamas ...

War by Any Other Name Is War by Jason Whiteley Download the Full Article:...

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