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Partnering: A Counterinsurgency Imperative Counterinsurgency Advisory and Assistance Team (CAAT) Special Report Download the Full Report...

A New NATO Social Contract Interview with Brigadier General (ret) Dr. Klaus Wittmann by Octavian Manea...

Gambling on the Districts: All-In at the GIRoA Casino by James Sisco and David C. Ellis Download the Full...

Mission Command — A Multifaceted Construct by Richard N. Pedersen Download the Full Article:...

Counterinsurgency Insights by Tom Ricks by Octavian Manea Download the full article:...

From the TBA to the USA: Barbarians at the Gate   by Marilyn Stern Download the Full Article:...

Interview with Dr. David Ucko by Octavian Manea Download the full article:...

Interview with Dr. John Nagl by Octavian Manea Download the full article:...

Interview with Colonel Peter Mansoor by Octavian Manea Download the full article:...

Design and the Prospects for Decision by Christopher R. Paparone Download the Full Article:...

Interview with Dr. David Kilcullen by Octavian Manea Download the full article:...

A Timely Lesson from the Korean War by Lee Lacy Download the Full Article:...

Contextual Truth-Telling to Counter Extremist-Supportive Messaging Online: The Wikileaks "Collateral Murder" Case Study by...

Cholera in Haiti?   Send in the Marines by Colonel Gary Anderson Download...

The Road to Al Amarah: Operation Yarborough and U.S. Army Special Forces in Southern Iraq (January -- June 2008) by Duane L....

Negotiating with the Taliban: Lessons from Vietnam by Franz-Stefan Gady Download the Full Article:...

COIN, Complexity, and Full-Spectrum Warfare: Is it possible to have Center of Gravity given all the Fog and Friction? by Grant...

Civil Society and Counterinsurgency by A. Lawrence Chickering Download the Full Article:...

Roughly on time (go us!) here's volume 6, number 10 of Small Wars Journal. It continues our...

Stabilization and Reconstruction of Nations: Where, When, and Why Should the U.S. Intervene? by Carol E. B. Choksy and Jamsheed...

To Build Bridges in Afghanistan, Deploy India-Pakistan Nation-Builders by Kaustav Dhar Chakrabarti Download the Full Article:...

Design and the Prospects for Frame Reflection by Christopher R. Paparone Download The Full Article:...

CSIS's Afghanistan IED Metrics Report Does Not Tell the Whole Story by Captain Scott A. Cuomo and Captain Brandon J. Gorman ...

A Comprehensive Approach to Local Engagement in Afghanistan, That may also Mitigate IEDs by Eric T. Furey ...

Southern Sudan - the Four Theses by Thomas Talley Download the Full Article:...

Governance in the Raw: A Primer on Tribal Political Systems by Stan Wiechnik Download the Full Article:...

Team Ninewa Models Successful Civilian-Military Unity of Effort by Mark Schapiro and Stephen Petzold Download the Full Article...

Design and the Prospects for Critical Dialogue by Christopher R. Paparone Download the Full Article:...

Planning a Military Campaign to Support Negotiations in Afghanistan by Dr. Bernard I. Finel Download the Full Article:...

In Afghanistan, Less is More by David Malet Download the Full Article:...