by Jahara W. Matisek
September 2, 2015 01:51 PM | Comments (0)
Leadership and ideology seem to be practically immune to drone strikes; hence making them a "super bug" that is not deterred by threats of strikes or undermined by...
by Jonathan Bissell
September 2, 2015 07:28 AM | Comments (0)
Despite criticism from pundits, President Santos has pragmatically led Colombia through a difficult era, and currently has it poised to reach a lasting internal peace.
by Jimmy Byrn
September 1, 2015 06:40 AM | Comments (0)
An AAR can do more than simply identify simplistic lessons learned in training or on the battlefield - it is an opportunity to develop a more cohesive team.
by Michael Pietrucha and Jeremy Renken
August 31, 2015 03:12 PM | Comments (4)
The USAF’s fighter procurement plan puts Combat Air Forces on a pathway to become smaller, less capable, and less relevant to the challenges...
by Giuseppe A. Stavale
August 31, 2015 11:30 AM | Comments (0)
By examining Japan’s history and culture, this paper seeks to understand why the Yasukuni Shrine burdens Japan’s relationship particularly with the Republic of...
by David Tier
August 30, 2015 02:41 PM | Comments (3)
The Army must institute an evaluation system that offers promotion boards more information on each candidate’s performance and potential that is independent from the...
by Austin J. Luckenbach
August 30, 2015 12:50 PM | Comments (0)
The War on Terror has been coined our era’s Vietnam and there has been no shortage of opinions on how similar or different Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation...
by Jeffrey Julum and Daniel Evans
August 30, 2015 11:59 AM | Comments (4)
Our team has spent the last four months studying ungoverned spaces and the unique characteristics that will impact potential future operations and has initiated a network...
by Charles J. Beirne
August 29, 2015 12:32 PM | Comments (0)
With the sequester in effect, there must be a shift in the Army to transition to a Total Army training plan in order to synchronize its efforts and formulate synergy.
by Feryaz Ocakli
August 28, 2015 05:57 AM | Comments (2)
Erdoğan and the PKK see opportunities in renewed struggle, sidelining the threat of ISIS.
by Octavian Manea
August 26, 2015 07:49 AM | Comments (9)
Interview with Commander (rtd) Steve Tatham, PhD, RN, Director of Operations at IOTA-Global Ltd, a specialist civilian Information Operations company.
by Carole N. House and John House
August 25, 2015 02:04 PM | Comments (0)
Soldier efficiency should be a cornerstone of capabilities development in the Army. The importance of Soldier efficiency will only grow as a smaller segment of society...
by Jeong Lee
August 25, 2015 05:37 AM | Comments (3)
This paper examines the conduct of the Afghanistan War under the Barack Obama administration and offers policy recommendations for the president.
by Bryan Leese
August 24, 2015 09:10 AM | Comments (0)
The cyber domain is a 'forest' dense with complications and operational implications. Cyber black swan events will happen; we must prepare to deal with them.
by Cory Wallace
August 23, 2015 08:00 AM | Comments (0)
The Provisional Irish Republican Army lost the support of Catholics in Northern Ireland because the scope of its operations escalated the level of violence to a state that...
by Derek Raymond
August 22, 2015 11:46 AM | Comments (1)
Human domain maps are just as critical to 21st century warfare as terrestrial maps. This article demonstrates the importance of these human domain maps.
by Justin Lynch
August 21, 2015 12:09 PM | Comments (4)
War is nonlinear. The implications of this statement should shape our understanding of war’s nature, and the role of its unpredictability in our planning process.
by Mark Lavin II
August 20, 2015 05:54 PM | Comments (0)
The national military strategy showcases innovation as one of three mechanisms to retain our comparative advantage in a complex future environment.
by William R. Orkins
August 20, 2015 03:53 AM | Comments (10)
To address the national security challenges involving land power it is imperative for increased discipline and innovation to solve complex problems while simultaneously...
August 19, 2015 07:22 AM | Comments (3)
Interview with Dr. Mark Galeotti, Professor of Global Affairs and academic director of the Transnational Security concentration of the MS in Global Affairs program at...
by Gary J. Hale
August 18, 2015 02:14 AM | Comments (0)
This article examines the current and emerging security situation faced by Mexico’s petro-energy sector.
by James Howcroft
August 17, 2015 07:50 AM | Comments (3)
The conflict between Georgia and Russia over Abkhazia and South Ossetia provide a number of valuable and relevant lessons for international organizations and the...
by Jeff Goodson
August 16, 2015 05:53 PM | Comments (27)
The new military COIN doctrine articulated in December 2006 had been applied to the surge in Iraq with some success, and it was being applied in Afghanistan under General...
by Scott A. Carpenter
August 16, 2015 11:54 AM | Comments (0)
As China’s economic might has grown, so has its ability and inclination to use national power and influence to advance its geopolitical ends.
by Morgan Smiley
August 15, 2015 10:47 AM | Comments (2)
A recent National Defense University article titled “Rapid Regeneration of Irregular Warfare Capacity” identifies some pitfalls with the elimination of irregular...
by Bret Perry
August 14, 2015 02:11 PM | Comments (26)
The overall purpose of this paper is to scrutinize the contemporary hybrid warfare employed by Russia in Ukraine and determine which elements have been most critical for...
by David R. Dixon and Julio Gonzalez
August 14, 2015 09:44 AM | Comments (0)
The US’ relationship with Europe is complex but paramount for security - as Europe serves as a geographical and cultural buffer for the US to our adversaries to the...
by Christian B. Keller and Paul C. Jussel
August 13, 2015 03:09 PM | Comments (1)
National security professionals would do well to consider the history of the American Civil War when pondering the strategic dilemmas of modern small wars.
by Rachel V. Neben
August 13, 2015 08:07 AM | Comments (0)
Lone wolf terrorists can be difficult to identify before an attack is attempted because the individual is not tied to any specific organization or network.
by Thomas McNamara
August 12, 2015 09:35 AM | Comments (5)
The exact number of Americans who have joined ISIS is unknown, but the DNI testified that roughly...