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    Peter Hopkirk

    A possible addition to the discussion would be Peter Hopkirk's "The Great Game - The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia". It is the story of a small military force controlling a sub continent with...
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    Us. News and World Report - West Point #1 Liberal Arts College

    U.S. News and World Report university rankings for 2010 have been released.
    As was the case last year, West Point has again been ranked as the #1 Public
    Liberal Arts College, and tied for #14...
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    "A War's Impossible Mission" by P.J. Tobia, embedded reporter, Washington Post

    (Opening Paragraphs)
    "Hill is a U.S. Army officer in Afghanistan accused of detainee abuse, including a mock execution, war crimes, dereliction of duty and other serious charges stemming from an...
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    "US in 'Cold War Mode' in Africa"

    www.military.com/news/article/us-in-cold-war-mode-in-africa.html?ESRC=eb.nl

    "In hundreds of military training programs from the Sahara to the Seychelles, the U.S. is quietly bolstering Africa's...
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    US Troops Leaving Iraqi Cities

    Ongoing Developments

    http://www.military.com/news/article/us-troops-leaving-iraqi-cities.html?ESRC=eb.nl
  6. General Barry R. McCaffrey After Action Report

    General Barry R. McCaffrey USA (ret) After Action Report
    Iraq & Kuwait 31 October - 6 November 2008

    Positive hopeful report.

    http://www.west-point.org/publications/IraqAARNovember2008.pdf
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    Another Interesting Comment

    FCS, “Transformation” Wrong Path: Top Army Brain
    By Greg Grant Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 4:21 am
    Posted in Land, Policy

    Two distinct groups are emerging in the Army with quite different...
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    'LEARNING FROM CONTEMPORARY CONFLICTS-H. R. McMaster

    LEARNING FROM CONTEMPORARY CONFLICTS

    TO PREPARE FOR FUTURE WAR

    by H. R. McMaster

    War is the final auditor of military institutions....
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    Karzai seeks Saudi aid in peace talks with Taiban

    "September 30, 2008
    Associated Press

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan President Hamid Karzai said today he has asked the king of Saudi Arabia to help facilitate peace talks with the Taliban in order...
  10. Another Dispatch in the Fog

    The Wall Street Journal - September 22, 2008

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO WORRY ABOUT IRAN
    by Richard Holbrooke, R. James Woolsey, Dennis B. Ross and Mark D. Wallace
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    Bourbon,

    Agree on the questioning of references. However in the fog of it all - it is generally agreed that Iran is weaponizing plutonium and delivery systems. The interesting question is what...
  12. Glick's Vita

    Caroline Glick has an interesting vita. 5 1/2 years as an IDF officer. The last three years of military service, Glick was a core member of Israel's negotiating team with the PLO. She later served as...
  13. Caroline Glick-Jerusalem Post, Sep. 18, 2008 "It is Time to Act"

    Interesting.

    "Iran is just a heartbeat away from the A-bomb. Last Friday the Daily Telegraph reported Teheran has surreptitiously removed a sufficient amount of uranium from its nuclear production...
  14. "Odierno: Former door-kicker now reflects Iraq progress"

    * Graphic | Ray Odierno profile

    Ray Odierno profile

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    By Nancy A. Youssef | McClatchy Newspapers

    WASHINGTON — Soon after he took over as the new U.S. military commander in...
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    "Reluctant Warriors" - IDF

    An interesting account of the after effects of battle is found in: "Reluctant Warriors - Israelis Suspended Between Rome and Jersualem" by Nathan Szajnberg (can be found on Amazon.Com). Dr. Szajnberg...
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    Shinseki's Final Report to Rumsfeld

    A detailed End of Tour Report given in 1993 which analyzes the growing of an new Army.

    www.west-point.org/publications/shinseki.pdf
  17. Georgia, Israel and the nature of man

    Interesting analysis of implications: Caroline Glick - Jerusalem Post

    http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1218710365631&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull
  18. Perhaps This May Help

    New Gates plan.

    http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/08/08/asia/08military.php
  19. After Action Report-General Barry R McCaffrey USA (Ret) Afgahanistan

    21-26 July 2008 - Excellent observation and analysis

    http://www.west-point.org/publications/MCCaffreyAAR072008Afghanistan.pdf
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