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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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Effective Civil-Military Relations in the 21st Century Book Review by F. G. Hoffman Download the Full Book Review:...

A Ketch Named Mastico: North Africa Maritime Security Operations by Lieutenant Commander Benjamin...

Sandals and Robes to Business Suits and Gulf Streams: Warfare in the 21st Century by MG Michael T. Flynn Download The Full...

The Case for Joint Professional Security Education for the Afghan National Security Forces by Warren K. Vaneman U.S. military history,...

Iraq: The Whole Thing Was Much Harder Than It Needed To Be by Robert Tollast Three former diplomats who served in Iraq during...

Warlord's Writing Tips by Colonel John M. Collins Download the Full Article:...

To Design or Not to Design (Part Five): Doctrine and Design: How Analogies and Design Theory Resist the Military Ritual of Codification...

Stuxnet: Cyberwar Revolution in Military Affairs by Paulo Shakarian Download The Full Article:...

The Battle for Helmand: Interviews with Professor Theo Farrell and MG Nick Carter by Octavian Manea Octavian Manea, Editor of FP...

The Statistical Irrelevance of American SIGACT Data: Iraq Surge Analysis Reveals Reality by Joshua Thiel Geospatial Editor: Joyce...

Civil Affairs as a General Purpose Force: An Opportunity by Phil W. Reynolds Download The Full Article:...

Attacks on Journalists and "New Media" in Mexico's Drug War:   A Power and Counter Power Assessment...

Tell Me How to Do This Thing Called Design! Practical Application of Complexity Theory to Military Operations by Grant...

The Pacification of Zaganiyah (Part One): Fighting for Intelligence to Overcome the Information Gap by James Michael Few ...

Defense in an Age of Austerity: 2022 by Neoptolemus Download the Full Article:...

The Philosophy Behind the Iraq Surge: An Interview with General Jack Keane by Octavian Manea ...

Small Wars Journal Vol. 7, No. 3 is now available.  It presents a few new (as of 31 Mar) articles...

To Design or Not to Design (Part Four): Taking Lines out of Non-Linear; How Design Must Escape 'Tacticization' Bias of Military Culture...

Shaping a Culture of Privacy in the DoD by Michael E. Reheuser Download The Full Article:...