Dr. Kevin Woods and his colleague Williamson Murray have brought to life the Iraqi perspective on various conflicts, ranging from Operation Desert Storm to their latest work on the Iran-Iraq War.
Sandals and Robes to Business Suits and Gulf Streams: Warfare in the 21st Century
by MG Michael T. Flynn
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SAS Secret War
Operation Storm in the Middle East
reviewed by Travis Weinger, Small Wars Journal
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SAS Secret War: Operation Storm in the Middle East. By Major General...
Saving the Kiowa: A Case for Augmenting the Reconnaissance and Security Brigade with the Aviation it Needs
Youssef Aboul-Enein offers a timely review of John Calvert's book on Sayyid Qutb.
While not democracy in the American image, the Arab Spring has the potential to bring Islamists into conflict with jihadists.
Schizophrenic Doctrine: Why We Need to Separate Democratization Out of Stability and COIN Doctrine
Second Land Armies and Excess Combatant Commands
by Robert Jordan Prescott
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On August 12, 2010 Secretary of Defense Robert...
Declassified outline of Rhodesian Tips, Tactics, and Procedures in COIN.
Tactics, Techniques and Procedures basic to Infantrymen and modified to fit the Security Force Assistance Team environment.
Considerations for Organizing and Preparing for Security Force Assistance Operations
by COL David Maxwell
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Security Force Assistance: Just Do It
Appendix to Accompany CRS Report 41817 "Building the Capacity of Partner States through Security Force Assistance"
by Thomas K "Doc" Livingston
Seeing the Other Side of the COIN:
A Critique of the Current Counterinsurgency (COIN) Strategies in Afghanistan
by Metin Turcan
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Back to the basics of deterrence, diplomacy, and defense to address potential nation-state employment of unconventional weapons?
After more than a decade of overseas operations since Sept. 11, 2001, there is a needed moment of reassessment as to how to equip, train and even fund the military.
A thorough guide for cyberwar practitioners
An entire American armored brigade in Poland, in particular, would finally capture acute historical significance.
Sequestration is a once in a generation opportunity to address the changes needed to take the US military to the next level of capability.
Continuing from Part I and Part II, this next section delivers the initial view of the restructured Pentagon.
A lot of people focus on the annual budget figures of DOD. Not many realize DOD spends just south of $1T annually because of previous year appropriations. This is like crack cocaine to...
Given the exponential growth and popularity of digital fabrication, also known colloquially as 3D printing, it is timely to question the implications that it holds for state security.
Setting the Record Straight on Malayan Counterinsurgency Strategy:
Interview with Karl Hack
by Octavian Manea
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by Michael Yon
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American forces are stationed at bases far and wide around Afghanistan. Some bases are like towns, such as Camp Bastion, Kandahar Airfield, and...
Seven Pillars of Ambiguity
by David Mason
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These thoughts are penned a few weeks short of a yearlong tour to Iraq. Having worked in cultures...
Security Force Assistance Case Study: Mosul, Iraq
by Major Rob Thornton, Dr. John Fishel and Dr. Marc Tyrrell
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Major Rob Thornton of the Joint Center for...
Shaping a Culture of Privacy in the DoD
by Michael E. Reheuser
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I read with interest your December 6th article entitled The...
Shaping Coalition Forces' Strategic Narrative in Support of Village Stability Operations
by Scott Mann
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Shaping the Information Environment
Understanding and Addressing Counter-Insurgency
Information Challenges through Bottom-up, Collaborative planning in the Future Operations
Using lessons learned from the PRU and PRT teams, how does an interagency organization improve its collaboration and cooperation in future engagements?
The linkages between democracy, natural resources, and peacemaking as Burma seeks a way to wind down a half-century long complex of ethnic, political, and religious strife.
Sheriff and State Advisor Border Summits: Mexican Cartel, Gang, and Criminal Alien Security Issues
One small war changed Israel, contributed to the stabilization of relations between Israel and the Arab states and the rise of non-state actors that continue to cause trouble in the region.
Shortchanging the Joint Doctrine Fight
One Airman's Assessment of the Airman's Assessment
by LtCol Buck Elton, Small Wars Journal
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The traditional, often...
Should AF/PAK Hands be South Asia Hands?
How the India-Pakistan Relationship Shapes the War in Afghanistan
by Lieutenant Mark Munson
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What is setting the current influx of migrants apart is the sheer number of unaccompanied children who make up the majority of the tidal wave.
Signals and Noise in Intelligence
by G. Murphy Donovan
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Media pundits have reduced the complex problems of tactical and strategic...