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Book Review: How the Weak Win Wars: A Theory of Asymmetric Conflict by Timothy Richardson Ivan, Arreguin-Toft. How the Weak Win Wars:...

COIN in Mexico? A Response to Robert Culp's Strategy for Military Counter Drug Operations...

The Basmachi: Factors Behind the Rise and Fall of an Islamic Insurgency in Central Asia by Boris Kogan Download the Full...

To Design, or not to Design: An Introduction to a Six Article Series by Ben Zweibelson Download The Full...

Design and the Prospects of a Design Ethic by Christopher R. Paparone Download The Full Article:...

The Second Battle of Hastings by Cliff W. Gilmore This article is cross-posted to Small Wars Journal with the kind permission...

Reflections on the French School of Counter-Rebellion: An Interview with Etienne de Durand by Octavian Manea ...

The Closers (Part III): Civilians in the Hold Phase by Colonel Gary Anderson Download the Full...

Will the Real Robert Gates Please Stand Up? by Neoptolemus Download the Full Article: ...

The February 2011 issue of Small Wars Journal (Vol. 7 No. 2) is now available. ...

"Napoleonic Know-How" in an Age of Persistent Engagement by Douglas Batson, Al Di Leonardo, Christopher K. Tucker ...

Developing Better Relations with Russia by John D. Johnson Download the Full Article:...

Making a Sandwich in Afghanistan: How to Assess a Strategic Withdrawal from a Protracted Irregular War by Paul Rexton Kan...

Exit Strategies: Iraq and the Republic of South Vietnam by Robert Tollast Download The Full Article:...

Revolution And The Egyptian Labour Movement by Gary K. Busch Download The Full Article:...

The Wrong War: An Interview with Bing West by Michael Few Download the Full Article:...

Negotiation: By, With, and Through the Afghan People by Tim Mathews Download The Full Article:...

The Future of MISO: A Critique by Alfred H. Paddock, Jr. Download the Full Article:...

Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Changing Face of Uzbek Militancy by Jeffrey Dressler and David Witter Download the Full Article...

The Day Embassy Kabul Forever Changed: Remembering the 1979 Assassination of Adolph "Spike" Dubs and The Dismantling of the American...

The Mexican Cartel Debate:   As Viewed Through Five Divergent Fields of Security Studies by...

Setting the Record Straight on Malayan Counterinsurgency Strategy: Interview with Karl Hack by Octavian Manea...

MRAP Future Discussion Paper by Ryan T. Kranc Download The Full Article:...

The War of Ideas, Revisited by Gabriel C. Lajeunesse Download The Full Article:...

The Rule of Law at Dawn: A Judge Advocate's Perspective on Rule of Law Operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2008 to 2010 by...

U.S. Military Observers and Comprehensive Engagement by Christopher Holshek Download The Full Article:...

The Closers (Part 2): Civilians in the Clear Phase of a Counterinsurgency by Colonel Gary Anderson ...

Supporting Sustainable Transition in Afghanistan A Provincial Perspective by Jonathan Moss ...

Reconceptualizing State Building In Africa (IV): Lessons for State Building by Mark Massey Jr. Download The...

El Imperativo Estratégico de Estados Unidos Debe Cambiar de Irak/Afganistán a México/Las Américas y la Estabilización de Europa...