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The Use of Pseudo-Operations in the AFPAK Theater by Ronald Holt Download the Full Article:...

Iraq: Finding a Victory by Gene C. Kamena Download the Full Article:...

Plan Mexico?   Towards an Integrated Approach in the War on Drugs by Alfonso Reyes ...

Drone Attacks and Just War Theory by William O'Hara Download the Full Article:...

The Fallacies of Fourth and Fifth Generation Warfare by Derek K. Barnett Download the Full Article:...

Comparisons in Nation Building: Korea & Iraq by Jonathan Stafford Download the Full Article:...

When Relief Aid Becomes Counterproductive: A study of Intervention in the Congo (2007-2008) by Marc-Andre Lagrange ...

Fighting for a Narrative: A Campaign Assessment of the US-led Coalition's Psychological and Information Operations in Afghanistan by...

Editor's Note: Small Wars Journal is privileged to present this account of the events at Ground Zero from the perspective of a U.S. Navy EOD Technician working with the...

Rebuilding the Force: Unconventional Advisory Forces in Counterinsurgency by Patrick James Christian Download...

Approaching Doctrinal Training the Army Way by Morgan Sheeran Download the Full Article:...

Hezbollah in the Tri-Border Area of South America   by Cyrus Miryekta Download the Full Article:...

What the Afghan War Diary Really Tells Us About the Changing Dynamics of the Conflict by Javier Osorio and Christopher Sullivan ...

A Rifleman's War by Staff Sergeant Jeffrey Wall Download the Full Article:...

Teaching New Dogs Old Tricks: Can the Hamlet Evaluation System Inform the Search for Metrics in Afghanistan? by David Gayvert...

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

Nine Years After 9/11: Assessing the War on Terror by Colonel Joseph J. Collins Download the...

Department of Defense Special Branch: An Organizational Proposal for Counter-threat Operations in Low Intensity Conflicts by...

Khastan Tawanestan! -- "We Can, We Will!" Shaping the Battlefield in Afghanistan in Dari and Pashto -- not English by LT Sean "...

The Art of "Campaigning" to Inform and Influence by Brigadier General Huba Wass de Czege Download the Full Article:...

Afghanistan: It's Not Over by Lieutenant General James M. Dubik Download the Full Article:...

One Cell Phone at a Time: Countering Corruption in Afghanistan by Dan Rice and Guy Filippelli ...

Reflections on Algeria's Islamist Experiences, Past and Present by CDR Youssef Aboul-Enein, MSC, USN Download the full article...

Professional Military Education for United States Army Special Operations Forces (Part Three) by Bradford Burris Download the...

Throwing the Book at the Taliban: Undermining Taliban Legitimacy by Highlighting Their Own Hypocrisy by...

"Bring It On" Worked by James R. Van de Velde Download the Full Article: ...

Deterring Al Qaeda after Iraq: A Critique of Paul Davis' RAND Study by Daniel R. DePetris Download the Full...

Another Way in Afghanistan: Overcoming the Current Flawed Strategy by John Ubaldi Download the Full Article:...

Afghanistan Part II: The Reoccurrence of International Terrorism in Somalia by Joe Royo Download the Full...

Genocide in Darfur: A Rebuttal of the UN Commission of Inquiry by Judy Mionki Download the Full Article:...