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March 24, 2015 06:42 PM | Comments (0)
Only Americans are capable of defeating the Islamic State in close urban combat.
March 23, 2015 06:41 PM | Comments (0)
West Point's latest CTC Sentinel is now online.
March 23, 2015 05:23 PM | Comments (227)
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 03:01 PM | Comments (0)
The Pentagon is unable to account for more than $500 million in U.S. military aid given to Yemen.
March 22, 2015 11:14 PM | Comments (1)
The latest edition of The US Army War College Quarterly, Parameters (Winter 44 ) is now available online.
March 17, 2015 01:09 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 06:33 AM | Comments (0)
This new News section has replaced the Daily News Roundup.
by Ehsan Ahrari
March 13, 2015 06:19 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 09:18 AM | Comments (0)
Over the next several weeks, the DEF White Board will feature what we are calling “Startup Stories”.
March 13, 2015 06:04 AM | Comments (0)
Small Wars Journal is a proud member of The Military Writers Guild.
March 12, 2015 10:42 AM | Comments (23)
SOF Support to Political Warfare, United States Army Special Operations Command White Paper, Final, Dated 10 March 2015
March 11, 2015 02:29 PM | Comments (84)
As we move forward to a new round of interventions let’s take a moment to look backwards.
March 11, 2015 09:25 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 04:33 AM | Comments (0)
Our fourth SWJ El Centro anthology in the series (covering most of 2014) is out.
by Joe Byerly
March 11, 2015 03:46 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 08:00 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 06:47 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 05:04 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 12:03 AM | Comments (0)
The US has made substantial direct and indirect contributions to the counterterrorism efforts within these states, with varying returns on investment.
February 28, 2015 10:46 AM | Comments (0)
I’m currently wrapping up an amazing year at the Naval War College in Newport, RI. I can honestly say that this has been one of the highlights of my military career.
February 28, 2015 03:55 AM | Comments (0)
Yes, they would follow me. I also received affirmation to a more sinister question: Yes, I could kill.
by Keith Nightingale
February 28, 2015 03:34 AM | Comments (0)
We should not fool ourselves into thinking that after viewing, we understand. It’s only a movie.
February 26, 2015 06:43 PM | Comments (7)
The world is awash in change. The international order, so painstakingly put together by the greatest generation coming home from mankind’s bloodiest conflict, is under increasing stress.
February 26, 2015 01:46 PM | Comments (0)
Funded by Christian groups from abroad, mainly from the US, the Nineveh Plains Protection Unit aims to bring a local Christian militia to bear against the IS.
February 25, 2015 12:01 PM | Comments (4)
General H.R. McMaster has been making the rounds lately, emphasizing the enduring difficulty of war and the fallacy of technological fixes.
February 25, 2015 10:08 AM | Comments (8)
Why the failure of the Afghan Surge doesn’t make counterinsurgency theory wrong.
February 24, 2015 08:26 PM | Comments (1)
A new study suggests reforms to help improve United Nations peacekeeping operations around the world.
February 23, 2015 08:00 PM | Comments (0)
Calling the Islamic State “hardly invincible,” new Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter gave his blessing Monday to the US-led strategy.
February 18, 2015 08:44 AM | Comments (5)
Untruthfulness is surprisingly common in the U.S. military even though members of the profession are loath to admit it.
February 18, 2015 05:38 AM | Comments (3)
ISIS is not al Qaeda. It is not an outgrowth or a part of the older radical Islamist organization, nor does it represent the next phase in its evolution.