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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:...

A Retrospective on Combat in Iraq by Colonel Gary Anderson Download Full Article:...

Is the US intelligence community misreading the Shabaab-Qaeda relationship? by Deane-Peter Baker Download the Full Article:...

Eritrea and Al Shabaab: Realpolitik on the Horn of Africa by Vincent G. Heintz Download Full Article:...

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

Signals and Noise in Intelligence by G. Murphy Donovan Download the Full Article:...

What Sri Lanka Can Teach Us About COIN by Lionel Beehner Download the Full Article:...

An Interview with General James T. Conway, USMC 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps Joint Force Quarterly...

Preventing Future Natural Disaster Casualties: Partnering with USAID and the Office of Reconstruction and Development by...

Mostly Dead: Continuing the Discussion on the Reported Death of the Armor Corps by Thomas Weiss Download the...

Iran Goes Nuclear: An Analysis of the Bushehr Nuclear Plant and Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks by Renanah Miles ...

The Rise of Intrastate Wars: New Threats and New Methods by Stephane Dosse Download the Full Article:...

Deep Into the Insurgent's Mind: Past the Motorcycle Diaries towards understanding Che Gueverra by Hugues Esquerre ...

The Best Defense is a Good Offense: The Necessity of Targeted Killing by E. Walker Nordan Jr. Download the Full...

Conviction-Focused Targeting: Targeting Violent Extremists While Developing Rule of Law Capacity by Steve D. Berlin ...

Transition to Iraq Sovereignty: The Impact on US Military Advisory Efforts by Ben Williams Download the Full...

Constructing the Revolution: The Social Psychological Development of Radical Spiritual Leaders by John Ty Grubbs ...

Identity, Insurgency & Healing by Dianna Wuagneux See Full Article:...

U.S. Efforts to Combat Terrorism Financing: Progress Made and Future Challenges by Robert M. Guido Download the...

Professional Military Education for United States Army Special Operations Forces by Bradford Burris Download the Full Article...

Primitive Violence, Culture, and the Path to Peace by Phillip S. Meilinger Download the Full Article:...

Reexamination of a Quintessential Joint Force Operation Case Study: Urgent Fury by Thomas Bundt Download the Full Article:...

The Hezbollah Myth and Asymmetric Warfare by Adam Elkus Download the Full Article:...