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50 shades of gray conflict

A paper from the Special Operations Command sez the Westphalian structure has gone belly up.

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Finally, official recognition that the Army’s CGSC is broken: A follow up

Since I reported last week, CGSC has gone ahead and cut hours in the middle of the Common Core of classes, the ones required for JPME Phase I certification.

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Wanna fix the Iraqi army? You’re probably gonna need to change its culture

News that the Iraqi army cannot recruit sufficient numbers hints at the size and nature of the problem in Iraq.

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Naylor’s ‘Relentless Strike’: the real thing

Here’s a Best Defense guarantee: If you are interested in what this blog covers, you will be fascinated by Foreign Policy contributing editor Sean Naylor’s "Relentless Strike," his new history of the Joint Special Operations Command.

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