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The Military Knows It’s Back on a War Footing. Do Civilians?

Last week, I commented on the results from the Military Times annual survey of their readership. For all its flaws, the survey provides a pretty good tracking poll of ...

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Losing is as losing does (1): Gen. Dubik, I don’t think we won that many big battles

By Jim Gourley Best Defense respondent to General Dubik Has our infatuation with counterinsurgency made us too counterintuitive for our own good? Lt. Gen. James ...

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Quote of the day: A warning for SOF

From an article about Australian Special Operators: "The broad spectrum of activities, missions, and expectations of SOF could lead to the cardinal sin of all ...

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More from Cheney’s fantasy world

Cheney still maintains it didn’t happen. But in fact, Japanese soldiers were tried after World War II for waterboarding American troops. And during the Vietnam ...

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U.S. Ambassador to Israel Gets an Early Hanukkah Gift: an Iron Dome Menorah

Here you have it, a pretty spot-on metaphor for the American-Israeli relationship: U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro holding a menorah in the shape of the Iron ...

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A Reformer in Name Only

Washington believed Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi would get serious about recruiting Sunni tribes to fight the Islamic State. Now they're not so sure.

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Some second thoughts on Lt. Lujan’s post

An angry staff officer responds to an earlier Best Defense guest post.

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Quote of the day: A little personnel stability goes a long way with captains

Tom Ricks points to personnel stability as key to success in the military.

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