Niel Smith

Major Niel Smith is an active duty Army officer with experience in Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  He is the author of numerous articles on modern counterinsurgency.  He holds a M.A. in Security Studies from Kansas State University.

Major Nate Springer, the current operations officer at the U.S. Army Counterinsurgency Center, penned an excellent blog post about the need for Soldiers and Marines to develop personal relationships...

Dr. Mark Moyar's response to "Overdue Bill" is exactly the kind of discussion I hoped the essay would engender. Dr. Moyar correctly points out the difficulty of creating change in academic...

"Do not try to do too much with your own hands. Better the Arabs do it tolerably than that you do it perfectly. It is their war, and you are to help them, not to win it for them." - T.E. Lawrence,...

ABC News has procured Taliban video of the 2008 attack on COP Wanat. For background, see here, here, and here.

The great folks at the U.S. Army and Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Center have launched their completely revamped Counterinsurgency Leaders Workshop, which runs through Thursday. They've lined up...

In the comments section of this SWJ post, Phil Rittendorf highlights a very interesting and disconcerting article in the Indian Defence Review containing lessons learned from Sri Lanka's defeat of...