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Obama's Pledge: A Responsible End to War in Iraq? by Bob Tollast Download the Full Article: Obama's Pledge: A Responsible End to War in Iraq? At the beginning of May, the Commission on Wartime...
The threat posed by ISIL cannot be eradicated in the short term, and the involvement of U.S. ground forces would do little to address the underlying problems.
Observations from a Year in the Sunni Triangle By LTC Craig Collier Download interim version of article as PDF From September 2005 to September 2006 my brigade deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi...
Observations of Turkish Islamist Politics: Islamic Democrats or Enemies of Turkish Secularism? by CDR Youssef Aboul-Enein, MSC, USN Download the full article: Observations of Turkish...
Of Concern by Michael Yon Download the full article: Of Concern Monday, 08 March 2010 Kandahar, Afghanistan Yesterday, an American involved in the war effort handed me a document. It was an email...
One consistently wrong—but always convenient—prediction has been the improbability of ground wars and the declining utility of ground forces.
Re-evaluate exactly what we want from our educational system and to strip away the non-essential.
Oil Security and the Necessity for Global Cooperation by Dr. David A. Anderson Download interim version of article as PDF
Echoes of past tensions between the U.S. and Russia are again playing out on the international stage as we are bombarded by an increase in Cold War, anti-American type rhetoric.
Although some theories expound truly universal principles that apply regardless of time or place, others are uniquely suited to a specific strategic context. Attempting to apply a particular theory...
Oman 1965-1976 From Certain Defeat to Decisive Victory by Jim White, Small Wars Journal Oman 1965-1976 (Full PDF Article) An often-overlooked counterinsurgency campaign of the mid-20th century was...
Grant Martin offers his thoughts on the rewrite of FM 3-24 and more realistic and sustainable COIN efforts.
On CT vs. COIN by Andrew Exum, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed On CT vs. COIN (Full PDF Article) In advance of the Obama Administration's forthcoming review of policies toward Afghanistan and Pakistan, much...
Where Mao’s style was measured and subtle, Guevara’s prose is that of a decisive young revolutionary eager for the next victory.
Octavian continues his inquiry into Pakistan
On Pirates and Strategies by Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bateman, Small Wars Journal On Pirates and Strategies (Full PDF Article) Let us talk about pirates, and piracy and viable options. But first,...
As contemporary North African societies continue to re-arrange themselves , one of the enduring dilemmas that continues to rise to the fore is what has been described as “the Tuareg question...
On the Aesthetics of Doctrine by Jason Fritz, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed On the Aesthetics of Doctrine (Full PDF Article) It will come as no surprise to the readers of the Small Wars Journal that there...
The recent return to US custody of Bowe Bergdahl, following his June 30, 2009 disappearance, has generated a substantial amount of debate and controversy.
On the Future and Options by Jason Fritz, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed On the Future and Options (Full PDF Article) Andrew Bacevich's defense of COL Gian Gentile in October's Atlantic, while well...
As cyberspace operations continue to evolve, they raise some unique questions regarding the nature of conflict and how it should be discussed and regulated.
The conventional approach taken by most aid programs has been a counterproductive disaster.
One Cell Phone at a Time: Countering Corruption in Afghanistan by Dan Rice and Guy Filippelli Download the full article: One Cell Phone at a Time American commanders are preparing for a major...
One Crusader's View by Thomas Donnelly, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed One Crusader's View (Full PDF Article) We have a great duty to perform and we shall show ourselves a weak and poor-spirited people if...
One Hundred Honest Preachers by Dr. Scott Corey Download the full article: One Hundred Honest Preachers US combat forces will begin to withdraw from Afghanistan in July of 2011. Afghan military and...
One More Thought on Unconventional Approaches to Dealing with al Qaeda: If the Afghans Kick Us Out, Let’s Hire the Haqqanis
The practical application of the principles of VSO over 150 days of planning, operations, and refinement in Afgahnistan.
One Week with Task Force Buffalo Changing the Face of the Arghandab by Captain Jonathan Pan Download the full article: One Week with Task Force Buffalo A rebuttal to Sean Naylor's Army Times Article...
Open Veins of Mexico: The Strategic Logic of Cartel Resource Extraction and Petro-Targeting by John P. Sullivan and Adam Elkus.
Rebuilding our special reconaissance capability.
Thinking and Acting Like an Early Explorer: Operational Art is Not a Level of War by Brigadier General Huba Wass de Czege (US Army Ret.) Download the Full Article: Operational Art is Not a Level of...
Operational Check-Fire An Assessment of Our Operational Concept of Operations in Support of the Pakistan-Afghanistan Interagency Policy and Goals by R.J. Buikema Operational Check-Fire (Full PDF...
Operational Design: Promise and Problems by Adam Elkus and Crispin Burke Download the full article: Operational Design: Promise and Problems Approaches to Operational Design have become increasingly...
The violence is spreading, resulting in acute violations of human rights that jeopardize the stability of fragile states.
Optimizing Foreign Internal Defense to Counter Dark Networks: Direct and Indirect Approaches for Security and Development Efforts.
Optimizing Use of the Armed Forces in Combating Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations   by Braden Civins Download The Full Article: Optimizing Use of the Armed Forces in Combating...