Professors in the Trenches
Deployed Soldiers and Social Science Academics
(Part 5 of 5)
edited by Rob W. Kurz, Foreign Military Studies Office, Fort Leavenworth, KS
Small Wars Journal
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A new perspective on alternative analysis and the intelligence process
Prospects for Israeli-Palestinian Peace
by John D. Johnson
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Will the Arab Spring turn into an Israeli-Palestinian Winter? Judging...
Why have the post 9/11 wars not had the same degree of protests as Vietnam?
Paul was an independent thinker, uninterested in unifomity of behavior in others. His thinking and practice were contextual—shaped by and for each new situation
Providing Basic Sanitation: A Means to Achieving the Military’s Strategic Objectives During Stability Operations
Provincial Reconstruction in Afghanistan
An Examination of the Problems of Integrating the Military, Political and Development Dimensions with Reference to the US Experience in Vietnam
Pseudo-Operations to Neutralize Extremist Networks, Insurgents, and Terrorists
by Major Seth Wheeler
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Steven Metz writes about the psychology of insurgents. It is not mirror-image political concerns that they are after, but psychological needs.
PSYOP: On a Complete Change in Organization, Practice, and Doctrine
by Alfred Paddock, Jr.
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Public Diplomacy and National Security
Lessons from the U.S. Experience
by Bruce Gregory, Small Wars Journal
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"Still reeling from the Defeat of Global Communism in the War of Ideas."
Putting the "I" in the COIN Team
by Colonel Gary Anderson
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The German General Staff system had it faults, but as T. N. Dupuy pointed out in...
SWJ Editor Peter J. Munson discusses advising, COIN, Iraq, and disruptive thinking with Owen West, author of "The Snake Eaters."
Questioning a Deity
A Contemplation of Maneuver Motivated by the 2008 Israeli Armor Corps Association "Land Maneuver in the 21st Century" Conference
by Dr. Russell W. Glenn, Small Wars Journal...
R.I.P. Mr. Charles Wilson, Father of the Taliban
by Major Jeremy Kotkin
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"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
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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 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
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An interview with Janine Davidson.
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
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The United States Military strategy is in the...
Mexican Cartel Strategic Note No. 16: Recent Santa Muerte Spiritual Conflict Trends
Reconceptualizing State Building in Africa (I):
Non-State Systems, Decentralization and Refounding African Statehood
by Mark Massey Jr.
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Reconceptualizing State Building in Africa (II):
The Unbearable Lightness of Governing: Over-Centralized and Decentralized Governance
by Mark Massey, Jr.
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Reconceptualizing State Building in Africa (III)
Below and Beyond the State: Incorporating Non-State Systems to Build Stronger States
by Mark Massey
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Reconceptualizing State Building In Africa (IV):
Lessons for State Building
by Mark Massey Jr.
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This series has argued for a...
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
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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
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Rediscovering the Art of Psychological Operations in the Afghan Counterinsurgency
by Russell Hampsey
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