There’s a sociologist who spent a lot of time [in Afghanistan] who asked Americans to define what corruption is. They would say something like, ‘when you give your cousin a job.’  Then he went to Afghanistan and asked them to define corruption. They said, ‘that’s when you have a job to give and you don’t give it to your cousin.’

                         -- David Brooks, May 14, 2013 public lecture at CSIS

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The United States’ military must find a way to accomplish its strategic objectives during wars among populations.

While lessons learned from the Battle of Fallujah have replaced the lectures on the Battle of Waterloo its relevance in interacting with multinational coalitions during joint operations remains.

It is widely acknowledged that ISIS is enormously sophisticated in its use of Social Media. It is also widely acknowledged that they have had great success recruiting fighters from around the globe...

The Epic Journey of Uruguay’s Tupamaros

Using interviews as background and Afghanistan as a case study, this article captures tactics that may allow future commanders to build the basis for sustainable governance.

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The United States is still the world's most powerful fighting force, other countries are starting to close the gap.

The National Military Strategy follows the release of the 2015 National Security Strategy in February this year, as well as the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review.

The Army has quietly killed a program that put social scientists on battlefields to help troops avoid unnecessary bloodshed and improve civilians' lives.

What if we had “saved game” before we invaded Iraq? What would America’s strategic options look like today?

In April 2015, USA Today reported a disconcerting, if somewhat incongruous, finding about the Army’s morale.