A new issue of Armed Forces Journal is out. Deborah N. Pearlstein (Cardozo): The Soldier, the State, and the Separation of Powers. Unfair advantages: Selling asymmetric war at the Unmanned Vehicle Systems Trade Show. From Military Review, a special issue on the Profession of Arms. Getting there is half the battle: Strategic, operational and tactical mobility for U.S. ground forces presents problems more fundamental than any anti-access and area denial efforts by our adversaries. A review of Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State by Dana Priest and William M. Arkin (and more). America’s secret empire of drone bases: A ground-breaking investigation examines the most secret aspect of America's shadowy drone wars and maps out a world of hidden bases dotting the globe. Just warriors: Since mercenaries can serve both good and evil, why are they universally condemned? Why Army officers must write: If the Army wants better thinkers, it should start by educating better writers. The American Way of War: Victor Davis Hanson on five books that examine national security and the technology of death. The New Interventionism: How Obama is changing the way the United States wages war. Special Forces equals Green Berets — got it? A report finds the military blew $1 trillion on weapons since 9/11. A look at how the US military is teaching foreign students that liberals subverted America's Judeo-Christian heritage. As the Marine Corps resets itself after more than 10 years of large-scale combat, Marines will likely find themselves deploying more to exotic locations. A look at 5 soldiers who kicked ass in the face of death (and logic).

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