Features

Aviation doctrine piñata

I am normally not one to speak up about an article written by a fellow aviator, but felt it necessary in this case. Maj. Lee Robinson’s article, “COIN in the air” [April] …

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In strategy, 2 out of 3 is bad

Proposed Army cuts go dangerously astray

In recent public remarks at the Brookings Institution and as detailed in their February paper, “National Defense in a Time of Change,” Retired Adm. Gary Roughead, …

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Leaving Afghanistan

Lessons from the last time a superpower departed

Lt. Col. Shane A. Smith

Is Afghanistan’s government doomed to fall soon after most NATO forces leave in 2014, as many in the government, …

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Weak Words

To the Air Force for not yet getting it about sexual assault.

It would be easy enough to dock the air service for managing to appoint an officer to run its sexual-assault …

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How not to build a Total Force

Why the Army doesn’t need a reserve affairs functional area

In the April issue of Armed Forces Journal, Col. Paul Shelton suggests that the Army create a reserve affairs functional area. These …

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Back to reality

Why land power trumps in the national rebalance toward Asia

By Maj. Robert Chamberlain

The American Army is an organization in search of a strategic purpose. American conventional involvement in the war …

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Print when ready, Gridley

3-D printing will streamline the Navy’s supply chain — and much more

Lt. Cmdr. Michael Llenza

Three-dimensional printing, a fast-moving technology that is still in its infancy, promises to upend the way …

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Conundrum in the Sahel

From strategy to teamwork, the U.S. must do better

With America’s war in Iraq officially over and the one in Afghanistan drawing to a close, U.S. strategists must resist the temptation to …

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Rebuilding defense around SOF

Norway’s smart move to put special operations front and center

Last year, Norway pulled its special-operations units from their various armed services and used them to create Norwegian Special Operations Command. The …

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EMCON redux

To the U.S. Navy for resurrecting the lost art of EMCON.

April was a big month in naval electromagnetic-spectrum news. First, the Navy released video of a shipboard laser shooting down a …

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