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Institute of Land Warfare Publications

To order ILW publications--free of charge--send an e-mail to; call (toll free) 800-336-4570, ext. 630, or write to AUSA's Institute of Land Warfare, ATTN: Publication Requests, 2425 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22201-3385. Please provide your name, mailing address, daytime telephone number, the title of the publication you wish to receive, and the alphanumeric identifier that accompanies most of the publication titles. If you are a member of AUSA, please include your member number as well. For more information, call 800-336-4570, ext. 226.

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Background Briefs
Background Briefs are informal papers addressing a wide range of topics to include country profiles, military organizations, subject matter primers and history.

Defense Reports
Defense Reports are short pieces designed to provide information on topics that will stimulate discussion and further public understanding of the Army's role in national defense.

Land Warfare Papers
Scholarly research papers of up to 10,000 words that contribute to a better understanding of a particular defense or national security historical issue.

Landpower Essays
Landpower Essays provide an outlet for original essays on topics designed to stimulate professional discussion and further public awareness of the Landpower aspects of national security.

National Security Watch
This series is designed to provide news and analysis on pertinent national security issues to the members and leaders of the Association of the United States Army and to the larger policymaking community. The content may represent the personal opinions of the author(s) and not necessarily the position of the Association or its members.

NCO Notes
NCO Notes is an outlet for short pieces written by NCOs for NCOs. Topics range from leadership techniques to those unwritten "how-to" ideas that make the Army work.

NCO Update Archive
NCO UPDATE is published quarterly by the AUSA Institute of Land Warfare to help senior Army noncommissioned officers keep up to date on matters affecting the military profession and to better inform their soldiers. Reproduction is encouraged. Previous Issues

Special Reports
Special Reports cover a wide range of topics depending on the issues affecting the Army and the need for information by the membership and opinion makers.