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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 | Fri, 05/29/2020 - 10:57am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by Dave Maxwell | Fri, 05/29/2020 - 10:54am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by Dave Maxwell | Thu, 05/28/2020 - 4:27pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by Dave Maxwell | Thu, 05/28/2020 - 2:51pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day's news.
by Dave Maxwell | Wed, 05/27/2020 - 7:04pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Wed, 05/27/2020 - 9:11am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Tue, 05/26/2020 - 12:36pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Tue, 05/26/2020 - 12:33pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Mon, 05/25/2020 - 1:38pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Mon, 05/25/2020 - 12:18pm | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Mon, 05/25/2020 - 11:46am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by Dave Maxwell | Mon, 05/25/2020 - 9:57am | 0 comments
A roundup of the day’s news.
by SWJ Editors | Mon, 05/25/2020 - 9:54am | 0 comments
News through SWJ is coming back on line.
by SWJ Editors | Mon, 05/25/2020 - 7:58am | 0 comments

Thanks, Dave. We have the watch.

by SWJ Editors | Tue, 05/19/2020 - 7:52am | 3 comments
SWJ resolves to continue to provide the counterguerrilla underground a home through the next dark age of small wars.
by SWJ Editors | Wed, 05/06/2020 - 11:53am | 0 comments

We are taking a knee for a moment. Foremost to remember Dave, but in no small part because we are now a vehicle without an engine going nowhere fast. Dave made SWJ work.

by SWJ Editors | Tue, 05/05/2020 - 9:33pm | 9 comments

Dave Dilegge passed away Saturday morning. It's a shock to his family and a great loss to our small wars community.

by Military Times | Tue, 04/21/2020 - 7:12pm | 1 comment
"U.S. service members stationed on two Iraqi airbases at al-Asad and Erbil had only hours to react to an incoming barrage of Iranian ballistic missiles launched early in the morning on Jan. 8, 2020, according to a report released by AFCENT."
by Forbes | Tue, 04/21/2020 - 10:19am | 0 comments
"Although terrorism now seems to be in retreat around the world, chances are that strangers will never again be able to walk into the Pentagon unchallenged—or any other federal building for that matter."
by Reuters | Mon, 04/20/2020 - 9:01am | 0 comments
"Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned the United States about its military activities in the Gulf on Sunday, adding that their navy had as a result increased patrols, which would also secure the passage of Iranian ships and combat fuel smuggling."
by The Wall Street Journal | Sun, 04/19/2020 - 10:36am | 0 comments
"The last community of Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan is seeking asylum in the U.S. after suffering an attack by Islamic State extremists, posing a test of the Trump administration’s pledge to protect and support religious minorities world-wide."
by Agence France-Presse | Sun, 04/19/2020 - 8:11am | 0 comments
"A group of 44 suspected members of Boko Haram, arrested during a recent operation against the jihadist group, have been found dead in their prison cell, apparently poisoned, Chad's chief prosecutor announced Saturday."
by The New York Times | Sat, 04/18/2020 - 8:13am | 0 comments
"The United States military is sharply reducing its emergency casualty evacuation services in West Africa, raising concerns that American troops on missions there could be left vulnerable if they run into trouble at a time when violence is surging in that corner of the continent."
by Military Times | Fri, 04/17/2020 - 10:39am | 0 comments
"The U.S. released video showing American F-15s supporting an Iraqi aerial and ground bombardment of a large number of ISIS fighters south of Kirkuk, Iraq."
by The Washington Post | Thu, 04/16/2020 - 8:15pm | 0 comments
"Capt. Brett Crozier opened his March 30 message to three admirals by saying he would 'gladly' follow them 'into battle whenever needed.' But the skipper of the USS Theodore Roosevelt shifted to his concern that the Navy was not doing enough to stop the spread of the virus, and acknowledged being a part of the sluggish response."