Victor R. Morris

Victor R. Morris is a civilian contractor and former combat arms Army Officer. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not reflect the official policies or positions of the United States military or government. The author has been to Afghanistan. Twitter: @vicrasta3030

This article conducts COG analysis on the Taliban sub-system and Pashtun tribal system using revised joint doctrine and non-linear dynamical systems analysis.

A Small Wars Journal and Military Writers Guild Writing Contest Finalist Article

Mad Scientist series - In light of the contemporary operating environment, terrorist activity and political violence will continue to have direct and indirect effects on European security.

The current situation in Ukraine and, to some extent in neighboring former Soviet republics (primarily Baltic States), highlights the application of nonlinear war.

Justifications for the establishment of a “Nonlinear Warfare Center of Excellence”.

One of the current challenges involving COISTs stems from an overall military shift.