by Gary Anderson
January 23, 2017 06:18 PM | Comments (0)
As President Trump inherits the war in Afghanistan, the best piece of advice anyone can give him is that this is about as good as it is going to get.
by John Bolton
January 23, 2017 03:54 AM | Comments (0)
The grinding work of national security policy in a complex world is made more difficult by fractured politics at home.
by Conrad Orr
January 22, 2017 01:32 PM | Comments (0)
A valuable and deeply researched source that provides a rarely-so-comprehensive comparative analysis of civil-military relations across four distinct nations; Canada, Russia...
by William Reno
January 21, 2017 07:07 PM | Comments (23)
President Trump's words and those of most of his team indicate a hodgepodge understanding of America’s role in maintaining an international order the world requires...
by David Smethurst
January 20, 2017 06:12 PM | Comments (1)
In 1800, the US was threatened by the Barbary States of Morocco, Tripoli, Algiers, and Tunis. Here are some interesting and little known facts about the First Barbary War.
by Daniel Urchick
January 20, 2017 10:21 AM | Comments (0)
The SCS is developing at an extraordinarily rate and the events that transpire in the region in the next two to three years will be some of the most significant geopolitical...
by Richard Best
January 19, 2017 12:07 AM | Comments (0)
The DNI and the ODNI have legitimate work to be done and a major effort to rewire the Intelligence Community is not now called for.
by Masoud Kazemzadeh
January 18, 2017 05:32 AM | Comments (1)
The death of Ayatollah Ali Akbar Rafsanjani on January 8 will dramatically change Iranian politics. He was one of the handful of the architects of the fundamentalist...
by Ehsan M. Ahrari
January 17, 2017 03:05 AM | Comments (3)
The sixth anniversary of The Arab Spring has come and gone, but not many people noticed. One of the main reasons was its utter failure to create either a stable, democratic,...
by Chris Budihas, Kyle Trottier and Steve Deuble
January 17, 2017 02:26 AM | Comments (19)
The Army will remain the only organization in our nation’s national security arsenal that enables the competent projection of national power to directly influence human...
by Dennis P. Chapman
January 15, 2017 03:06 PM | Comments (0)
The cause of Iraq’s troubles - the single event without which the hideous mutilation of today would never have occurred - was a 1958 coup d’état....
by Joss Meakins
January 13, 2017 06:40 AM | Comments (4)
Western scholars have seemed reluctant to engage with Chechnya as a COIN success. Such hesitancy may be partly due to the extreme unpalatability of Russian tactics.
by Octavian Manea
January 12, 2017 12:36 PM | Comments (1)
SWJ discussion with Daniel R. Green and William F. Mullen III, the authors of "Fallujah Redux: The Anbar Awakening and the Struggle with al-Qaeda".
by Sam Wilkins
January 11, 2017 02:18 PM | Comments (0)
Doran offers a persuasive and riveting revisionist history of President Eisenhower’s foreign policy approach to the Middle East.
by Andrew Kenealy
January 11, 2017 11:51 AM | Comments (2)
Soft power is an expansive concept, and every one of Mr. Trump’s immature tweets stands to lessen U.S. credibility as the example of a moral force.
by Sadcom via Happycom
January 4, 2017 10:58 AM | Comments (8)
Part Four of Four of “What’s Wrong with SOCOM?”
January 2, 2017 10:10 AM | Comments (4)
The Mabus priorities have been making the naval services more caring, inclusive, and environmentally protective.
by SWJ Editors
January 1, 2017 07:10 PM | Comments (1)
Have received some great entries so far - soliciting more for the SWJ-MWG writing contest. Continue on for all the details.
December 31, 2016 06:50 AM | Comments (3)
Part III of IV of “What’s Wrong with SOCOM?”
December 27, 2016 09:59 AM | Comments (0)
Part II of IV of “What’s Wrong With SOCOM?”
December 26, 2016 05:39 PM | Comments (0)
Just under three weeks left - continue on for all the details.
by J. “Zhanna” Malekos Smith
December 25, 2016 06:48 PM | Comments (0)
As the threat and effect of psychological warfare becomes more pronounced in cyberspace, policymakers must address this burgeoning security threat.
December 25, 2016 02:28 PM | Comments (5)
Part I: JSOC Winning the War Against White SOF and the Problems Massive Bureaucracy Gets You in the Conduct of Irregular Warfare
by Gordon Richmond
December 23, 2016 03:06 PM | Comments (9)
The new career course model is ultimately detrimental to the Special Forces Regiment. It deprives SF captains of some of the best training the Army has to offer.
by A.W. Sanders
December 23, 2016 12:57 PM | Comments (2)
Japan’s defeat at Guadalcanal was led by its “closed systems,” the military culture of Gekukojo, and a military strategy dismissive of operational...
by Charles Staab
December 22, 2016 10:47 AM | Comments (1)
The United States should petition a reclassification of perfidy from the United Nations to ensure the legal protections and force protection of SOF while conducting...
by Norman Ricklefs
December 22, 2016 12:10 AM | Comments (1)
As the Mosul operation grinds forward, it is vitally important for the US and its allies to double down on their commitment to supporting the Iraqi Army and the Counter...
by Michael Peck
December 21, 2016 04:15 AM | Comments (1)
Operation Whirlwind: A paper simulation of the Soviet assault on Budapest designed by prolific wargame designer Brian Train.
by Tim Huening
December 20, 2016 10:04 AM | Comments (0)
Human factors in military operations must become a central consideration in Joint Force campaign planning and execution.
by A. Sparkes
December 19, 2016 11:07 AM | Comments (2)
Scales on War exposes the reader to the ground truths and mortal realities of the politically unfavoured means and the un-pretty practice of dismounted close combat...