by Carl Castellano
May 23, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
Does “the infantryman’s half kilometer” continue to have utility in an all-purpose service rifle in modern conflict?
by Bill Putnam
May 22, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (12)
The Army has an unfortunate tradition of considering insurgent conflict a sideshow effort and relegating the study of insurgencies to the fringes of military science. The...
by David S. Maxwell
May 21, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (6)
The threat exists and continues to operate. But more importantly we must understand that it is waging unconventional warfare and only using terrorism as one of the means of...
by Barry R. Baron and Ira C. Houck
May 20, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (2)
The failure to understand and appreciate the religious dimension of political action is not without consequence.
by Crispin Burke and Albert (Jim) Marckwardt
May 17, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (9)
In the book’s final chapter, Kaplan warns America’s pivot to Asia may overlook its greatest foreign policy opportunity: building an enduring partnership with...
by Adam Harrison
May 16, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (9)
Enabling our partners to conduct their own IO. There is no other way to get the message across the cultural divide.
by Thomas Doherty
May 15, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (1)
Rebuilding our special reconaissance capability.
by Michael Tint
May 14, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (3)
Building a unified foreign policy establishment.
by Sean D. Lovett
May 13, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (3)
American leaders secured victory by reviewing the strategy and making corrections. Conversely, Tripolitan leaders placed their faith in a comfortable, outdated strategy...
by Miguel Nunes Silva
May 10, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (9)
Cann’s book is very much a must read, especially considering the painfully limited Anglophone literature on the Portuguese Overseas War.
by Steven G. Zenishek
May 9, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
While not democracy in the American image, the Arab Spring has the potential to bring Islamists into conflict with jihadists.
by David Tyler
May 8, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (3)
The Battle of Chancellorsville ended 150 years ago this week. It still holds lessons for us.
by Ben Zweibelson
May 7, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (18)
Why acronyms are ruining shared military understanding.
by Jonathan Panikoff
May 6, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (4)
Syria is already in crisis but the death or departure of President Bashar al-Asad is likely to intensify violence and destruction in the country, not quell it.
by Robert Bunker
May 3, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
Combating the marijuana cartels on America’s public lands.
by Robert Tollast
May 2, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
A Q&A with Kirk Sowell of Inside Iraqi Politics.
by Lucas Winter
May 1, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
The pressures on Yemen are centrifugal rather than centripetal, by which the power of the center is weakened to the benefit of poles of regional power. These centrifugal...
by Christian Bayer Tygesen and Kristian Knus Larsen
April 30, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
Bringing time into the assessment of counterinsurgency warfare.
by Guy Fricano
April 29, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
Implications for information operations in Guatemala.
by Gary W. Montgomery
April 26, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (6)
Why is this new age an age of instability—instead of an age of empires, or warring states, or even peace and prosperity?
by Peter F. Schaefer
April 26, 2013 02:25 AM | Comments (4)
If we ignore village life – or try to bend it to our view of what it should be – we will fail in Afghanistan as we did in Vietnam.
by Robert R. Greene Sands and Thomas J. Haines
April 25, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
A new perspective on alternative analysis and the intelligence process
by Teresa Lappe-Osthege
April 24, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
A critical analysis of statements by Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri reveal a fragmented and weakened Al Qaeda disguising its internal incoherence and lack of appealing...
by Pat McKavitt
April 24, 2013 02:25 AM | Comments (1)
Ten easy to follow recommendations to help you become an effective military advisor.
by Haider Ali Hussein Mullick
April 23, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
Unlike a certain mathematical solution counterinsurgency is a laden with human error and complexity.
by Matthew Myer and Michael Eliassen
April 22, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
Interoperability is a function of leadership, hardship, and time. To quickly achieve it, focus on individual personalities, understand that everyone has value, and exercise...
by Thomas M. Williams
April 19, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (5)
Good stories trump doctrine for effecting cultural change because they reach us emotionally; they inspire. Consider America's first battle and what we can...
by Octavian Manea
April 18, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (33)
An interview with MIT Professor Roger D. Petersen.
by Jeremiah Foxwell
April 17, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (9)
Understanding the correlation between an insurgency’s goals and their IED design is crucial to defending against the devices and forecasting IED threats.
by Youssef Aboul-Enein
April 16, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (1)
Guerilla warfare is not an “Eastern Way of War,” it is the universal war of the weak.