Part 5 of a series that provides a retrospective look at the first year of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s Sexenio with comments on the prospects for 2014.
Chavista strategists have decided its best course of action is to run Chavez for president for a fifth time, only this time by proxy.
The US Army can expect a future of potential or protracted confrontation among state, nonstate, and individual actors who will use violence to achieve political, religious, and other ideological...
Within two years of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s death, his regionally inspired “Bolivarian Revolution” is currently facing the largest threat to its survival.
Small Wars Journal book review of Tribe, On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger.
Remember the burdens every generation of veterans have borne to remain vigilant in an uncertain world. Originally posted by SWJ on 10 November 2012.
An annual SWJ Veterans Day post by the Commandant of the United States Marine Corps. First published in 2012.
Editor's note: we're pleased to publish this Veterans Day reflection by Colonel David Sutherland. To his thoughtful words, we would merely add here's also to the many Iraqi patriots shaping their...
America has been ignoring the overall threat that has been attacking her people since the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
Victory Has a Thousand Fathers:
Evidence of Effective Approaches to Counterinsurgency, 1978-2008
by Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, and Beth Grill
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VSO incorporates aspects of a US sponsored insurgency by attempting to expand government influence and administration to areas under the control of an occupying power.
Village Stability Operations and the Future of the American Way of War. SWJ Book Discussion with Linda Robinson on “One Hundred Victories. Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare...
The Civilian Irregular Defense Group was one of Special Forces’ greatest success stories and by far the greatest example of how to fight unconventional warfare with an economy of force...
The power of online videos to analyze events and the information struggle they present.
Violent Non-State Actors in the Middle Eastern Region
by J. Bernhard Compton, Small Wars Journal
Violent Non-State Actors in the Middle Eastern Region (Full PDF Article)
The existing body of...
The evolution of al-Qaeda's media strategy.
During mid-September, the IAG was kindly invited by the Deputy Prime Minister and commander of the northern front, to visit the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces north of Mosul.
Visual Tracking and the Military Tracking Team Capability:
A Disappearing Skill and Misunderstood Capability
by John D. Hurth and Jason W. Brokaw
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The human domain is one of the most critical and challenging aspects of modern conflicts and will remain a decisive factor in future conflicts.
Visualizing Transition from the "Bottom Up"
Observations from Joint Urban Warrior 2008
by Dennis Burket, Small Wars Journal
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Joint Urban Warrior 2008 (JUW 08...
Do the terrain and the friendly and enemy situations allow stability operations at the village or district level?
Comparing Past and Current Challenges to Afghan Local Defense.