Mike Few

Michael Few is a retired military officer who served multiple combat tours to Iraq including the Thunder Runs and The Surge, and he currently serves as the editor of Small Wars Journal.  He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and studied small wars at the Defense Analysis Department at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA

Less is Often More? The Paradoxical Impact of Force and Resource Constraints This is a post that I never would have written while practicing the art in Iraq. On the ground level, every commander...

Deconstructing Galula Much ado surrounds the myths of T.E. Lawrence and David Galula. So much so that academics fawn, foreign policy is derived, and military manuals preach their stories as holy...

The Serenity Prayer for Grand Strategy: Nine-Step Recovery Method for Reframing Problem Solving Recently, our authors began to shift from problem definition to reframing problem solving. Over the...

Institutionalizing Wisdom: The Journey of Introspection, Learning, Problem Solving, Teaching, and Training Perhaps you are coming home from your fourth tour to either Iraq or Afghanistan. Or maybe...

Book Review: It Happened on the Way to War: A Marine's Path to Peace by Rye Barcott Published by Bloomsbury USA, New York. 2011, 340 pages. $26. Reviewed by Michael Few Download the Full Book...

Lies, Damn Lies, and Metrics in Small Wars Can We Measure Progress or Failure in War? U.S. Army Major Josh Thiel's recent article The Statistical Irrelevance of American SIGACT Data: Iraq Surge...