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by Morgan Smiley
May 20, 2015 07:30 PM | Comments (2)
Special Forces and CIA FID advisors certainly have their place. But the development of staff capabilities can be better supported by conventional troops.
by SWJ Editors
May 11, 2015 05:35 AM | Comments (2)
The naval and coastal aspects of counterinsurgency get dangerously short shrift.
May 10, 2015 04:05 PM | Comments (0)
Link to the full CRS report.
April 25, 2015 08:55 AM | Comments (5)
Eagle Claw, U/W HASC markup, and ARSOF Next
April 24, 2015 09:09 AM | Comments (0)
Anzac day tomorrow
April 23, 2015 11:13 AM | Comments (1)
3+ sizeable research grants to be awarded.
by Keith Nightingale
April 3, 2015 10:11 AM | Comments (2)
Killing is not hard. In facts it’s easy. That’s the problem. We can all do it.
April 2, 2015 05:52 PM | Comments (84)
In the disordered post-Cold War world, hybrid warfare remains an excellent framework for understanding the changing character of war.
April 2, 2015 09:31 AM | Comments (2)
Colloquium provided a forum for majors to offer their candid views and opinions, even if those thoughts went against current Army thinking and doctrine.
March 30, 2015 06:24 AM | Comments (1)
This is the first in a series of three adapted excerpts from 21st Century Ellis: Operational Art and Strategic Prophecy for the Modern Era.
March 27, 2015 12:23 PM | Comments (5)
For some, the time of combat is just the length of the tour. For others, they are always at war.
March 24, 2015 07:42 PM | Comments (0)
Only Americans are capable of defeating the Islamic State in close urban combat.
March 23, 2015 07:41 PM | Comments (0)
West Point's latest CTC Sentinel is now online.
March 23, 2015 06:23 PM | Comments (210)
Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove discussed the implications of hybrid war during a presentation to the Brussels Forum over the weekend.
by Robert Bunker
March 23, 2015 04:01 PM | Comments (0)
The Pentagon is unable to account for more than $500 million in U.S. military aid given to Yemen.
March 23, 2015 12:14 AM | Comments (1)
The latest edition of The US Army War College Quarterly, Parameters (Winter 44 ) is now available online.
March 17, 2015 02:09 AM | Comments (0)
For the Marines that means accepting female volunteers into their Infantry Officer School to see if they can make it through the grueling three-month course.
March 15, 2015 07:33 AM | Comments (0)
This new News section has replaced the Daily News Roundup.
by Ehsan Ahrari
March 13, 2015 07:19 PM | Comments (1)
If Netanyahu wanted to minimize, if not kill, the chances of a deal that is acceptable to the United States and Iran, he may have succeeded.
March 13, 2015 10:18 AM | Comments (0)
Over the next several weeks, the DEF White Board will feature what we are calling “Startup Stories”.
March 13, 2015 07:04 AM | Comments (0)
Small Wars Journal is a proud member of The Military Writers Guild.
March 12, 2015 11:42 AM | Comments (23)
SOF Support to Political Warfare, United States Army Special Operations Command White Paper, Final, Dated 10 March 2015
March 11, 2015 03:29 PM | Comments (66)
As we move forward to a new round of interventions let’s take a moment to look backwards.
March 11, 2015 10:25 AM | Comments (1)
Small Wars Journal and El Centro is saddened to announce the death of George W. Grayson.
by Robert Bunker and John P. Sullivan
March 11, 2015 05:33 AM | Comments (0)
Our fourth SWJ El Centro anthology in the series (covering most of 2014) is out.
by Joe Byerly
March 11, 2015 04:46 AM | Comments (0)
Innovation can be small, with a lower case “i”. It can be about making our day-to-day lives in the military better. We just have to be open to it.
March 4, 2015 09:00 AM | Comments (0)
"Five, 10, 15, 20 years from now, you'll be executing our future strategy to meet complex problems we have around the world," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno.
March 3, 2015 07:47 AM | Comments (2)
Over the past three decades, the Wall has become a hallowed spot, a place of pilgrimage, homage and reconciliation.
March 1, 2015 06:04 PM | Comments (0)
Been some time since we posted at least one weekly music video, so... H/T Larry Sampler via Facebook.
March 1, 2015 01:03 AM | Comments (0)
The US has made substantial direct and indirect contributions to the counterterrorism efforts within these states, with varying returns on investment.