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by SWJ Editors
June 30, 2015 10:10 AM | Comments (17)
The Army has quietly killed a program that put social scientists on battlefields to help troops avoid unnecessary bloodshed and improve civilians' lives.
June 28, 2015 01:08 PM | Comments (2)
What if we had “saved game” before we invaded Iraq? What would America’s strategic options look like today?
June 28, 2015 11:43 AM | Comments (0)
In April 2015, USA Today reported a disconcerting, if somewhat incongruous, finding about the Army’s morale.
June 27, 2015 09:40 PM | Comments (0)
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June 27, 2015 08:54 PM | Comments (0)
Long before James Webb became secretary of the Navy or a US senator—or even potentially a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate—he was a 23-year-old Marine fighting in Vietnam.
by Robert Bunker
June 27, 2015 05:00 PM | Comments (0)
They hid in plain sight, the homebrew gun club for a powerful new gang, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
June 24, 2015 09:09 AM | Comments (0)
"I am a writer..."
June 21, 2015 06:28 AM | Comments (0)
June 19, 2015 07:22 PM | Comments (2)
Declining morale is not unique to the Army; it runs across the services and even across countries.
June 19, 2015 12:38 PM | Comments (2)
The 685 page 10MB PDF can be downloaded at the link provided. H/T to Dave Maxwell.
June 19, 2015 11:25 AM | Comments (0)
The Army has the Green Berets, while the Navy is known for the SEALs. Now, an elite branch of the U.S. Marine Corps will officially be known as Raiders.
June 14, 2015 02:53 PM | Comments (6)
As President Obama was weighing how to halt Islamic State advances in Iraq, some of the strongest resistance to boosting U.S. involvement came from a surprising place: a war-weary military.
June 9, 2015 04:46 PM | Comments (0)
This really is an ISIL unconventional warfare manual (with ISIL Characteristics).
June 8, 2015 03:01 PM | Comments (0)
Soldiers won’t follow clueless leaders into battles they can’t win.
by Joe Byerly
June 8, 2015 04:14 AM | Comments (0)
I’ve learned three truths about self-study that I hope motivate you to start preparing now before your own test.
June 7, 2015 02:45 PM | Comments (0)
It’s about practicing the other core missions for which commandos are responsible.
June 5, 2015 12:34 PM | Comments (24)
After extremists’ latest advances in Syria and Iraq, the U.S. is falling back on an old and discredited metric -- estimated enemy body counts.
May 29, 2015 10:08 AM | Comments (2)
As the conflict with the so-called Islamic State (IS) swings back and forth, one thing is increasingly clear: Even if Iraq survives the fight intact, there is no chance it will ever return to the...
May 26, 2015 04:20 AM | Comments (0)
On Senior Leaders and Social Media: An Interview with Brigadier Mick Ryan, Commander of 1st Brigade of the Australian Army.
May 25, 2015 05:28 PM | Comments (0)
As a senior Marine officer, Gen. John Kelly regularly visited hospitals and spoke to families whose loved ones were injured or killed in combat.
May 25, 2015 05:03 PM | Comments (4)
What are the right lessons from America’s Vietnam experience that can be applied to the current situation in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East?
by Robert Bunker and SWJ Editors
May 25, 2015 04:40 PM | Comments (0)
Drug Trafficking, Corruption and States: How Illicit Networks Shaped Institutions in Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico
A Small Wars Journal--El Centro and Vortex Foundation Book
May 25, 2015 02:44 PM | Comments (0)
Checked the SWJ News Page lately?
May 22, 2015 11:52 AM | Comments (0)
HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC; General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868
May 21, 2015 01:14 PM | Comments (0)
American Diplomacy Book Review by Dr. John M. Handley
May 21, 2015 04:10 AM | Comments (0)
Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told reporters that he has said from the start that the mission against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant would take years to accomplish.
May 20, 2015 11:42 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for bin Laden’s “reading list”.
May 20, 2015 10:09 PM | Comments (0)
The war on Islamic State will only get worse before it gets better, says one of the world's leading military strategists.
by Morgan Smiley
May 20, 2015 06:30 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.
May 11, 2015 04:35 AM | Comments (2)
The naval and coastal aspects of counterinsurgency get dangerously short shrift.