Wednesday, January 30, 2008

On Patrol with the Army in Rural Iraq

From NPR's Morning edition 29 January 2008: "Baghdad may be calmer, but in many outlying areas of Iraq, insurgents pose a persistent threat.

Nearly 300 American soldiers and an Iraqi army unit, backed up by armored vehicles and air support, recently launched an operation to clear a farming community north of Baghdad of al-Qaida fighters and their weapons. The Army unit's offensive in the village along the Tigris River highlights new efforts to secure rural Iraq." Listen to audio broadcast (4:19)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Latest articles - Subject GWOT

EBSCOhost Alert

Alert Run Date: 01/28/2008 04:58:06 AM Database: Military & Government Collection
Results
After Bhutto. National Review, 1/28/2008, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p16-16, 5/6p; (AN 28351536)
For Haifa Street, a Welcome Calm. By: Robinson, Linda. U.S. News & World Report, 1/21/2008, Vol. 144 Issue 2, p24-24, 1p, 1c; (AN 28404878)
'The Reality Is Very Hard' By: Dehghanpisheh, Babak; Kaplow, Larry. Newsweek, 1/14/2008, Vol. 151 Issue 2, p48-48, 1p; (AN 28145630)
Refugees Feel Pressure to Go Home. By: Whitelaw, Kevin. U.S. News & World Report, 1/14/2008, Vol. 144 Issue 1, p31-31, 1p, 1c; (AN 28328774)
THE ENVOY. By: Power, Samantha. New Yorker, 1/7/2008, Vol. 83 Issue 42, p42-55, 13p; (AN 28082413)
Clausewitz 2007. By: Jacobs, Kick. U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Jan2008, Vol. 134 Issue 1, p6-6, 1/3p; (AN 28152295)
The Navy's Not Serious About Riverine Warfare. By: Hancock, Daniel A.. U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Jan2008, Vol. 134 Issue 1, p14-19, 6p, 1 map, 4c; (AN 28152301)
Reconciliation in Iraq: Don't Hold Your Breath. By: DeAtkine, Norvell B.. U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Jan2008, Vol. 134 Issue 1, p44-47, 4p, 4c; (AN 28152307)
Stop Blaming the Press. By: Danelo, David J.. U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Jan2008, Vol. 134 Issue 1, p52-55, 4p, 3c; (AN 28152309)
Unholy Terror: Bosnia, Al-Qaida, and the Rise of Global Jihad. By: Schindler, Sol. U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Jan2008, Vol. 134 Issue 1, p75-76, 2p; (AN 28152315)
An Unembedded Journalist Speaks. By: Najjab, Jamal. Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p57-57, 1/2p, 1c; (AN 28341480)

Monday, January 28, 2008

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Journal of Military History - selected articles

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The Journal of Military History; Lexington

The Journal of Military History; Lexington, Jan 2008; Vol.72, Iss.1

"The Powers of the Heavens Shall Eat of My Smoke": The Significance of Scalping in Pawnee Warfare Mark van de Logt. The Journal of Military History. Lexington: Jan 2008. Vol. 72, Iss. 1; p. 71 (34 pages)
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A Clash of Cultures: Civil-Military Relations During the Vietnam War Erik Riker-Coleman. The Journal of Military History. Lexington: Jan 2008. Vol. 72, Iss. 1; p. 290 (2 pages)
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A Gallant Little Army: The Mexico City Campaign Samuel Watson. The Journal of Military History. Lexington: Jan 2008. Vol. 72, Iss. 1; p. 243 (2 pages)
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A People at War: Civilians and Soldiers in America's Civil War Jennifer R Green. The Journal of Military History. Lexington: Jan 2008. Vol. 72, Iss. 1; p. 249 (2 pages)
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Advising Indigenous Forces: American Advisors in Korea, Vietnam, and El Salvador Donald Stoker. The Journal of Military History. Lexington: Jan 2008. Vol. 72, Iss. 1; p. 287 (1 page)
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After the Reich: The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation Bianka J Adams. The Journal of Military History. Lexington: Jan 2008. Vol. 72, Iss. 1; p. 284 (2 pages)
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An Officer and a Diplomat? The Ambiguous Position of Philip R. Faymonville and United States-Soviet Relations, 1941-1943 Mary Glantz. The Journal of Military History. Lexington: Jan 2008. Vol. 72, Iss. 1; p. 141 (37 pages)
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Andrew Jackson and the Politics of Martial Law: Nationalism, Civil Liberties, and Partisanship Jeanne T Heidler. The Journal of Military History. Lexington: Jan 2008. Vol. 72, Iss. 1; p. 242 (2 pages)
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Friday, January 25, 2008

Personal resource pages - journal articles

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Moral Principle vs. Military Necessity

From the American Scholar.org: Moral Principle vs. Military Necessity

The first code of conduct during warfare, created by a Civil War–era Prussian immigrant, reflected ambiguities we struggle with to this day By David Bosco Read article

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Attacks imperil US backed Militias in Iraq - NY Times

International / Middle East Attacks Imperil U.S.-Backed Militias in Iraq By SOLOMON MOORE and RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. Published: January 24, 2008 Sunni militias allied with the U.S. are the targets of attacks, threatening a linchpin of the military’s strategy to pacify Iraq.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

RAND Paper: Money in the Bank -- Lessons Learned from Past Counterinsurgency (COIN) Operations

Lessons Learned from Past Counterinsurgency (COIN) Operations

Summary "As insurgent threats evolve and assume new forms, the United States must also evolve in its ability to counter potentially prolonged threats in several parts of the world. Because of the potential for global reach in contemporary insurgencies, the ability to draw on lessons learned from past counterinsurgency (COIN) campaigns using different historical cases can be valuable, helping current and future leaders prevent a repetition of mistakes and building a foundation on which to build contemporary responses. To this end, six historic COIN operations from the 19th and 20th centuries are examined to determine which tactics, techniques, and procedures led to success and which to failure. The Philippines, Algeria, Vietnam, El Salvador, Jammu and Kashmir, and Colombia were chosen for their varied characteristics relating to geography, historical era, outcome, type of insurgency faced, and level of U.S. involvement. Specific issues examined include the counterinsurgents’ ability to innovate and adapt, the need to find a way to recognize the threat, and tactics for confronting it."
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