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A Small Measure of Progress

Last Tuesday’s attack on the Army Public School and College in Peshawar was yet another reminder of the overwhelming scale of terrorist violence in Pakistan. ...


Havana Will Push to Shut the Naval Station at Gitmo -- But Washington Shouldn't Give In

When I was the commander of U.S. Southern Command a few years ago, my responsibilities included military-to-military relations with all the nations of the Caribbean, ...

Best Defense

What’s on Yoda’s reading list?

By LCDR Christopher Nelson, USN Best Defense guest reader  I recently had the opportunity to review an advance copy of a biography on Andrew Marshall. I'll save you the suspense: ...


U.S. Iraq Strategy Missing Key Allies As More Troops Set to Deploy

The United States is moving ahead with the deployment of an additional 1,500 American troops to Iraq as part of an effort to retrain the ...

Shadow Government

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 ...

Best Defense

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 ...

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

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