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New Publications
Once Again, the Challenge to the U.S. Army During a Defense Reduction: To Remain a Military Profession, by Dr. Don M. Snider. The exact shape of the recently initiated Department of Defense reductions and the defense strategy that our down-sized land forces are to execute in the future are only now becoming clear. How can the U.S. Army best meet these challenges?

Articles of Interest
The Importance of Images to America's Fight Against Violent Jihadism, by Dr. Cori E. Dauber

Coming Soon
Categorical Confusion? The Strategic Implications of Recognizing Challenges Either as Irregular or Traditional, by Colin S. Gray

Delegitimizing Al-Qaeda: A Jihad-Realist Approach, by Paul Kamolnick

Project on National Security Reform – Vol 2: Case Studies Working Group Report, edited by Richard Weitz

Conflict Management and "Whole of Government": Useful Tools for U.S. National Security Strategy? edited by Volker Franke and Robert H. Dorff

Disjointed Ways, Disunified Means: Learning from America's Struggle to Build an Afghan Nation, by Lewis G. Irwin

Monthly Op-Ed
Weekend at Osama's, by Dr. Cori E. Dauber

Upcoming Events
Conflict Management: Pillars of a New American Grand Strategy
February 23-24, 2012 — Kennesaw, GA

XXIII USAWC Annual Strategy Conference
The Future of U.S. Grand Strategy in an Age of Austerity: Challenges and Opportunities
April 10-12, 2012 — Carlisle, PA
Online registration and the conference agenda are now live on the conference website. The conference panels are free to attend.

News & Resources
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In January, the Atlantic Council published two of Dr. John Deni's op-eds, "Brigade Combat Team Cuts Don't Translate into Budget Savings" and "Interoperability in an Age of Austerity," on the New Atlanticist Policy and Analysis Blog.

On January 23, Dr. Steven Metz published the chapter, "Rethinking Insurgency," in The Routledge Handbook of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency, edited by Paul B. Rich and Isabelle Duyvesteyn.

On January 31, Dr. Jeffrey McCausland delivered a lecture on the military and the media at the annual conference of the International Society for Military Ethics at the University of San Diego.

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