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    Default Latest Small Wars & Insurgencies Journal

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    This isn't *our* journal, but from time to time they do have some gems. Requires a subscription, which some of you should be able to access through local libraries (college, service school, or others). Note that there's an article co-authored by John Nagl in this issue.

    Small Wars & Insurgencies: Volume 19 Issue 3 (http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?...ue_alert,email) is now available online at informaworld (http://www.informaworld.com).

    Special Issue:Exploring The Utility Of Armed Force In Modern Conflict

    This new issue contains the following articles:

    Introduction: exploring the utility of armed force in modern conflict, Pages 297 - 302
    Author: Jan Angstrom
    DOI: 10.1080/09592310802228641
    Link: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?...ue_alert,email

    Learning as we go: the US army adapts to counterinsurgency in Iraq, July 2004–December 2006, Pages 303 - 327
    Authors: Brian Burton; John Nagl
    DOI: 10.1080/09592310802228658
    Link: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?...ue_alert,email

    Great expectations: the use of armed force to combat terrorism, Pages 328 - 351
    Author: Isabelle Duyvesteyn
    DOI: 10.1080/09592310802228666
    Link: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?...ue_alert,email

    Exploring the utility of armed force in peace operations: German and British approaches in northern Afghanistan, Pages 352 - 373
    Author: Kersti Larsdotter
    DOI: 10.1080/09592310802228682
    Link: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?...ue_alert,email

    Inviting the Leviathan: external forces, war, and state-building in Afghanistan, Pages 374 - 396
    Author: Jan Angstrom
    DOI: 10.1080/09592310802228690
    Link: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?...ue_alert,email

    Between reluctance and necessity: the utility of military force in humanitarian and development operations, Pages 397 - 422
    Author: Robert Egnell
    DOI: 10.1080/09592310802228716
    Link: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?...ue_alert,email

    Exploring the utility of force: some conclusions, Pages 423 - 443
    Author: Isabelle Duyvesteyn
    DOI: 10.1080/09592310802228724
    Link: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?...ue_alert,email

    Preamble, Pages 444 - 450
    Author: James L. Zackrison
    DOI: 10.1080/09592310802270577
    Link: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?...ue_alert,email
    "On the plains and mountains of the American West, the United States Army had once learned everything there was to learn about hit-and-run tactics and guerrilla warfare."
    T.R. Fehrenbach This Kind of War

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    Wow that has to be one of the worst websites I have ever used. How on earth do I subscribe to this thing? I can't even get a price quote. I have to register it says, so I register, then it has no price. Ridiculous

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zack
    Wow that has to be one of the worst websites I have ever used. How on earth do I subscribe to this thing? I can't even get a price quote. I have to register it says, so I register, then it has no price. Ridiculous
    The subscription function is a bit convoluted. Its $124 per year.

    Personally, although it does publish some good pieces as a quarterly journal, I've seen it all-too-often publish pieces that are simply rehashes by the same author of articles they've already published elsewhere. Not enough insightful, original content for the price. When there is something really worthwhile in there, you can usually hunt it down without needing the subscription.

    Just my biased opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedburgh View Post
    The subscription function is a bit convoluted. Its $124 per year.

    Personally, although it does publish some good pieces as a quarterly journal, I've seen it all-too-often publish pieces that are simply rehashes by the same author of articles they've already published elsewhere. Not enough insightful, original content for the price. When there is something really worthwhile in there, you can usually hunt it down without needing the subscription.

    Just my biased opinion.
    Advice taken, that is a bit rich for my blood anyhow. Thanks though

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    Default That's about right

    but try Googling the article you want and see if you can download for free. I got one that way....

    Cheers

    JohnT

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