Military Operations

Analysis Brief

Looking Ahead, Bush Eyes Iran

Author: Greg Bruno

President Bush affirmed the testimony of his top commander in Iraq with regard to the continued need for U.S. troops there, but also set forth a plan for a much longer-term U.S. presence aimed at containing Iran.

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Iraq: Baghdad Without America

Author: Max Boot
Newsweek

Max Boot says that at the moment, Iraq is an uneasy mixture of good and bad, volatile and stable, healthy and diseased—a strange witches' brew that could blow up or, just possibly, turn into an elixir for the entire region.

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Think Again: Libya

Author: Micah Zenko
Foreign Policy

Micah Zenko argues that while the United States should continue to use its military capabilities to support the no-fly zone in Libya, it should also work toward a negotiated end to the civil war.

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Observations for Practitioners of Complex Operations

Author: Patrick J. Mahaney Jr.
NATO Defense College

Patrick Mahaney explores the nature and pressing challenges presented by complex operations in an effort to begin a practical approach to them while theories and doctrines are worked out. This paper was used as a guiding document for the Army's Asymmetric Warfare Group and for the development of local security solutions in Afghanistan

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