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SWJ Blog is a multi-author blog publishing news and commentary on the various goings on across the broad community of practice.  We gladly accept guest posts from serious voices in the community.

by Dave Maxwell | Mon, 01/11/2021 - 1:39pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by Dave Maxwell | Mon, 01/11/2021 - 11:45am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by SWJ Editors | Sun, 01/10/2021 - 1:35pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by SWJ Editors | Sun, 01/10/2021 - 1:20pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by SWJ Editors | Sat, 01/09/2021 - 12:14pm | 0 comments

Full Report: https://thesimonscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/IAJ-11-1-2020-pg94-110.pdf

By Steve Ferenzi

by SWJ Editors | Sat, 01/09/2021 - 12:06pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by SWJ Editors | Sat, 01/09/2021 - 11:08am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by SWJ Editors | Fri, 01/08/2021 - 10:54am | 0 comments

Full Podcast: https://mwi.usma.edu/the-second-battle-of-fallujah-and-the-future-of-urban-warfare/

An interview with Lt. Gen. James Rainy, the battalion commander of 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment during the Second Battle of Fallujah.

by SWJ Editors | Fri, 01/08/2021 - 10:22am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by SWJ Editors | Fri, 01/08/2021 - 10:04am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by SWJ Editors | Thu, 01/07/2021 - 6:23pm | 0 comments

Podcast: https://warroom.armywarcollege.edu/podcasts/usasoc-strategy/

by SWJ Editors | Thu, 01/07/2021 - 4:10pm | 0 comments

Join us for the 1st installment in The OSS Society's 2021 "Oh So Social" Conversation Series on January 28th for a discussion between Sec. James Mattis and The Hon. Mike Vickers about leadership and strategy.

by Dave Maxwell | Thu, 01/07/2021 - 2:46pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Thu, 01/07/2021 - 9:12am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by SWJ Editors | Wed, 01/06/2021 - 8:41pm | 0 comments

Full Post: https://sof.news/afghanistan/afghan-news-summary-2020/

 

Topics Include: 

Ongoing Negotiations with the Taliban

Targeted Killings

Chinese Spy Ring

Bounties

U.S. and Taliban Drones

by SWJ Editors | Tue, 01/05/2021 - 9:44pm | 1 comment

An excellent open source analysis of Iranian UAV systems, ranging from small tactical platforms to aircraft that appear to be emulating medium-altitude armed UAVs like the U.S. MQ-1 or MQ-9.

by SWJ Editors | Tue, 01/05/2021 - 9:16pm | 0 comments

Full Newsletter: https://sof.news/update/20210104/

 

Topics Include:

Upgrade for ASD SO/LIC

DoD support to the CIA

SOF personnel in the news, for good and bad reasons

SOF and Ethics

by SWJ Editors | Tue, 01/05/2021 - 9:09pm | 0 comments

(Subscription Required) A look at how the countries of Eastern Europe and Scandanavia are adapting to increased Russian aggression and posturing to deter conflict or prepare for potential aspects of Russian war plans.

 

by SWJ Editors | Tue, 01/05/2021 - 8:59pm | 0 comments

From members of the U.S. Army's Asymmetric Warfare Group

Authors: T.S. Allen, Kyle Brown, and Jonathan Askonas

Full Article: https://warontherocks.com/2020/12/how-the-army-out-innovated-the-islamic-states-drones/

 

by Dave Maxwell | Tue, 01/05/2021 - 1:13pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by Dave Maxwell | Tue, 01/05/2021 - 11:53am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by Dave Maxwell | Mon, 01/04/2021 - 9:23am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Mon, 01/04/2021 - 9:03am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by SWJ Editors | Sun, 01/03/2021 - 6:37pm | 0 comments

https://mwi.usma.edu/artificial-intelligence-in-counterterrorism-and-counterinsurgency-with-retired-gen-stan-mcchrystal-and-dr-anshu-roy/

by SWJ Editors | Sun, 01/03/2021 - 6:33pm | 0 comments

https://www.soc.mil/AssortedPages/ARSOF_Strategy.pdf

 

A re-up of the ARSOF strategy as the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, and Special Operations Command continue to adapt to the current and future security environment.