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R.I.P. Mr. Charles Wilson, Father of the Taliban by Major Jeremy Kotkin Download the full article: R.I.P. Mr. Charles Wilson, Father of the Taliban "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." This proverb...
Radical Islamic Terrorism: An Evolving and Enduring Threat
Ramazan is expected to occur July 20 thru August 18, 2012.
Random Thoughts on Irregular Warfare and Security Assistance by Colonel David Maxwell, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed Random Thoughts on Irregular Warfare and Security Assistance (Full PDF Article) As we...
This paper details the March 2013 takeover of Raqqa by Syrian rebels and the subsequent rebel infighting.
A man, a myth, and a Hollywood epic, Thomas Edward Lawrence has served as a theoretical touchstone for generations of professional soldiers.
Never has it been more important to go beyond simple sound-bites and truly delve into the history and evolution of the Middle East.
The inability of the military to consistently and uniformly articulate readiness makes our political leaders less able to make the decisions necessary to secure our national interests.
If countering VNSAs such as ISIL will be a long-term campaign, we will need long-term goals and objectives.
The Obama administration reversed the policies of its predecessor, and established a counterterrorism strategy that appears to exactly mirror the European model.  In a world of economic and...
Realism, Idealism, and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Islamic World Why Democratic Realpolitik is Essential by Dr. Robert J. Bunker Download the full article: Realism, Idealism, and U.S. Foreign Policy...
Command of the Air Rebooting the Discussion of Air Power and Small Wars review essay by Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Armstrong Small Wars Journal Rebooting the Discussion of Air Power and Small Wars...
Rebuilding the Force: Unconventional Advisory Forces in Counterinsurgency by Patrick James Christian Download the Full Article: Rebuilding The Force The United States Military strategy is in the...
Mexican Cartel Strategic Note No. 16: Recent Santa Muerte Spiritual Conflict Trends
Good pilots make me sick with envy.  They guide their craft with the skill and subtle controls of a mounted rodeo champion or classic violinist.
Reconceptualizing State Building in Africa (I): Non-State Systems, Decentralization and Refounding African Statehood by Mark Massey Jr. Download The Full Article: Reconceptualizing State Building in...
Reconceptualizing State Building in Africa (II): The Unbearable Lightness of Governing: Over-Centralized and Decentralized Governance by Mark Massey, Jr. Download The Full Article: Reconceptualizing...
Reconceptualizing State Building in Africa (III) Below and Beyond the State: Incorporating Non-State Systems to Build Stronger States by Mark Massey Download the Full Article: Reconceptualizing State...
Reconceptualizing State Building In Africa (IV): Lessons for State Building by Mark Massey Jr. Download The Full Article: Reconceptualizing State Building In Africa (IV) This series has argued for a...
This article suggests that a new definition of religion is necessary to properly conceptualize and develop policy in response to violent religious behaviors.
Andrew Attar considers how operational design can improve success in Phase IV stability operations.
Andrew Attar adds to his March article on the operational approach to stability operations.
Reconstruction in South Baghdad by Captain Steve McGregor, Small Wars Journal Reconstruction in South Baghdad (Full PDF Article) Humanitarian aid is increasingly becoming more important to US...
Recruiting, Development, and Retention of Cyber Warriors Despite an Inhospitable Culture by Lieutenant Colonel Gregory Conti and Lieutenant Colonel Jen Easterly Download the full article:...
The Darbha attack was a reminder of why the Maoist insurgency has repeatedly been called India’s biggest internal security challenge. This paper is an attempt to understand this very...
Contrary to what the subtitle says you will not learn to “think like the enemy” by reading the book Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy by Micah Zenko.
This article presents a red team exercise that posits requirements for an Afghan Taliban victory in Afghanistan over a 5-year timeline.
Rediscovering the Art of Psychological Operations in the Afghan Counterinsurgency by Russell Hampsey Download the full article: Rediscovering the Art of Psychological Operations Psychological...
Redress of Professional Military Education: The Clarion Call by Colonel Charles D. Allen Joint Force Quarterly has kindly granted Small Wars Journal permission to publish this forthcoming JFQ article...
GO-1X represents an incomplete understanding of Islamic cultural values, provides marginal operational utility, persists in multiple conflicting versions, and suffers from inconsistent application.
Reexamination of a Quintessential Joint Force Operation Case Study: Urgent Fury by Thomas Bundt Download the Full Article: Reexamination of a Quintessential Joint Force Operation Case Study: Urgent...
Not an Intifada: Reexamining “War” Amongst Israelis and Palestinians
Author argues that the MDMP is burdened by linear procedures that do not reflect natural cognitive processes and proposes an alternative model based on six concurrently developed components derived...
With catastrophe and resiliency, there is a clear movement away from bio-politics and the antics of social engineering.  Populations are becoming more viewed as interconnected networks.
An interview with Daniel R. Green, who served at the PRT in Uruzgan in 2005-2006 and in Kabul from 2009-2010.