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by SWJ Editors
October 1, 2013 12:31 PM | Comments (0)
“We didn’t come this far not to get in.”
October 1, 2013 09:52 AM | Comments (0)
First installment of “If It Happened There,” - American events are described using the tropes and tone normally employed by the American media to describe events in other countries.
October 1, 2013 06:04 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for today's SWJ news and opinion roundup.
September 30, 2013 04:53 PM | Comments (0)
"Two Marine generals considered rising stars in the Corps are being ushered into early retirement because they failed to protect Camp Bastion from a catastrophic attack on the base."
September 30, 2013 06:32 AM | Comments (0)
September 29, 2013 06:08 PM | Comments (6)
Continue on to read Westgate Mall Attacks: Urban Areas Battleground of the 21st Century by David Kilcullen.
by Dave Dilegge
September 29, 2013 10:31 AM | Comments (1)
Many thanks Gian. Continue on for the acknowledgment.
September 29, 2013 06:03 AM | Comments (0)
September 28, 2013 06:26 AM | Comments (0)
September 27, 2013 04:29 PM | Comments (0)
Game Changers: Disruptive Technology and U.S. Defense Strategy by Shawn Brimley, Ben FitzGerald, and Kelley Sayler, Center for a New American Security.
September 27, 2013 03:38 PM | Comments (1)
Excerpt from Acknowledgements in David Kilcullen’s new book Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla.
September 27, 2013 05:02 AM | Comments (0)
September 26, 2013 04:51 PM | Comments (12)
Paths to Victory: Lessons from Modern Insurgencies by Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, Beth Grill, and Molly Dunigan, Rand Corporation.
September 26, 2013 04:43 PM | Comments (3)
"USSOCOM has become a very large, and when large organizations experience fast growth they are at risk of becoming marginalized by smaller and more innovative competition."
September 26, 2013 02:23 AM | Comments (0)
September 25, 2013 03:25 PM | Comments (7)
According to Dr. Kilcullen, there are four environmental “mega- trends” that will be critical in planning future operational strategies.
September 25, 2013 12:00 PM | Comments (9)
"With smart strategies and the right resources, the United States can still make a huge difference, especially when it has effective and willing partners."
September 25, 2013 01:42 AM | Comments (0)
September 25, 2013 01:13 AM | Comments (0)
A retired F-16 took off, went supersonic and landed without anyone in the cockpit earlier this month. Continue on for the video.
September 24, 2013 02:18 PM | Comments (0)
"If the US Armed Forces is truly concerned about raising a cost-efficient and versatile ground force, it can merge the Army, the SOCOM and the Marine Corps into one unified service branch....
September 24, 2013 09:24 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for the September 2013 issue of the CTC Sentinel.
September 24, 2013 02:31 AM | Comments (0)
September 23, 2013 05:16 PM | Comments (2)
Senior Army leaders were warned about potential fraud and rampant sexual harassment by government social scientists sent to Iraq and Afghanistan under the Army's Human Terrain System.
September 23, 2013 12:05 PM | Comments (1)
" ... coming up with the why we need to develop, build and deploy these various things is a much more challenging task and one that this town does not do very well at all…"
September 23, 2013 01:27 AM | Comments (3)
"The attempt to reinstate the old order (after WWII), and then defend it against popular uprisings, set them (British, French and Dutch) up for a series of painful humiliations."
September 23, 2013 12:50 AM | Comments (0)
September 23, 2013 12:21 AM | Comments (0)
"The armed forces have lagged on deploying their own versions of unmanned road vehicles, despite goals to create new machines that could be used in place of boots on the ground."
by Morgan Smiley
September 22, 2013 01:01 PM | Comments (1)
Like it or not, we are the modern equivalent of the empire upon which the sun never sets with the responsibilities that go with it.
by Jill S. Russell
September 22, 2013 04:18 AM | Comments (0)
Putting aside lethal force, global public order standards allow a multitude of lesser options.
September 21, 2013 10:39 PM | Comments (0)