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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 | Sun, 01/03/2021 - 10:59am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Sun, 01/03/2021 - 10:48am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Sat, 01/02/2021 - 11:33am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Sat, 01/02/2021 - 11:32am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by SWJ Editors | Sat, 01/02/2021 - 9:25am | 0 comments
An important article from a current DOD official, Kevin Bilms, with responsibility for the new Irregular Warfare annex to the National Defense Strategy.
by Dave Maxwell | Fri, 01/01/2021 - 11:38am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Fri, 01/01/2021 - 9:30am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Thu, 12/31/2020 - 9:58am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Thu, 12/31/2020 - 9:40am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by SWJ Editors | Wed, 12/30/2020 - 11:33pm | 0 comments
COL Bryan Groves and MAJ Steve Ferenzi from the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) G-5 Strategic Planning Division discuss "Great Power Competition” and ARSOF’s role in support of the National Defense Strategy in this three-part series hosted by the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.  They describe how USASOC is approaching the simultaneous challenge of executing daily C-VEO operations, contributing to competition against China and Russia below the level of armed conflict, and preparing to support the Army and Joint Force in future Large-Scale Combat Operations. Their discussion offers vignettes to highlight ARSOF’s irregular warfare efforts across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and examines the utility of C-VEO as a “way” to compete with the Nation’s adversaries.
by SWJ Editors | Wed, 12/30/2020 - 11:26pm | 0 comments
From the team at the Irregular Warfare podcast, who interview Maj. Gen. Marcus Hicks, who served as the commander of Special Operations Command Africa from 2017 to 2019, and Dr. Eli Berman, co-editor of the book Proxy Wars: Suppressing Violence through Local Agents.
by Dave Maxwell | Wed, 12/30/2020 - 2:07pm | 0 comments

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by Dave Maxwell | Wed, 12/30/2020 - 12:51pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Wed, 12/30/2020 - 9:39am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by SWJ Editors | Tue, 12/29/2020 - 7:13pm | 0 comments
A discussion from a U.S. Special Forces Officer at 1st Special Forces Group on future cooperation between SOCOM and the USMC for the Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations concept and how SOCOM can learn from the USMC's Force Design 2030 experience as it orients towards competition with China and Russia. The article also explores the role of relatively junior Marine officers in driving recent discussion and debate. 
by SWJ Editors | Tue, 12/29/2020 - 7:05pm | 0 comments

The Indigenous Approach Podcast (from 1st Special Forces Command) discusses the 1st Special Forces Command Vision Document. The podcast episode is accessible through any of the below links.

Episode 2 – Vision for 2021 & Beyond:

by Dave Maxwell | Tue, 12/29/2020 - 10:23am | 0 comments
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by Dave Maxwell | Tue, 12/29/2020 - 9:36am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Mon, 12/28/2020 - 11:08am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Mon, 12/28/2020 - 10:20am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Sun, 12/27/2020 - 11:19am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Sun, 12/27/2020 - 11:04am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Sat, 12/26/2020 - 11:13am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Sat, 12/26/2020 - 10:56am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Fri, 12/25/2020 - 12:29pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.