Without international intervention, Syria will continue to slip into deeper sectarianism, which is the worst case scenario for Iraq.
Iraq: As Good as it Gets
by Colonel Gary Anderson
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I was not surprised that Ayad Allawi got a lot of votes in the recent Iraqi election. What...
Iraq: Finding a Victory
by Gene C. Kamena
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When the President announced the end to combat operations in Iraq; Operation Iraqi Freedom ended, but is...
Iraq: The Whole Thing Was Much Harder Than It Needed To Be
by Robert Tollast
Three former diplomats who served in Iraq during three phases of the conflict share their thoughts on the security,...
Iraqi Intelligence at the Brigade/Division Level
Systemic Deficiencies and Training Solutions
by Nick Padlo, Small Wars Journal
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Iraqi Non-Lethal Contributions to the Counterinsurgency
By CPT Justin Gorkowski, Small Wars Journal
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In the battle for the support of the population, it is...
Iraqi Police Priorities
by Lieutenant General James M. Dubik
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Whether in Iraq or in the United States arguments remain as to the origins of the war...
A Q&A with Kirk Sowell of Inside Iraqi Politics.
Irregular Warfare and Adaptive Leadership
by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Yingling, Small Wars Journal
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First, I'd like to thank the leadership...
Harnessing the Disruptive Mind of the entrepreneur and investor with
the System Mind of the military and government at the tactical and
strategic level of special operations.
Irregular Warfare and the Vandalia Expedition in Fiji, 1859
by Dr. Timothy L. Francis, Small Wars Journal
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Irregular operations have a...
Irregular Warfare on the Korean Peninsula
Thoughts on Irregular Threats for north Korea Post-Conflict and Post-Collapse:
Understanding Them to Counter Them
by Colonel David S. Maxwell
Capturing the investor's mindset in special operations.
The first in a series produced by AIWC and MCCoE designed to generate discussion amongst the community of interest on the definition for Irregular Warfare.
Irregular Warfare: Everything yet Nothing
by Lieutenant Colonel (P) William Stevenson, Major Marshall Ecklund, Major Hun Soo Kim and Major Robert Billings, Small Wars Journal
Implementing a provocative idea.
As SOCOM takes on the task of addressing population-centric conflict post-Iraq/Afghanistan, it must field a new type of SOF Operator--master of the full-spectrum of the human domain and...
Is Armor Antithetical to Good COIN?
by Frank G. Hoffman
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Undoubtedly everyone has seen the recent report in the Washington Post on the...
The presence of Mexican-origin drugs in Chicago is more prominent now than ever before
Is Our Afghanistan Counterinsurgency Approach Irrelevant?
by Colonel Lawrence Sellin
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"You know you never defeated...
Is Spending the Strategy?
by Scott Dempsey
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American foreign assistance has long been misunderstood if not ridiculed by detractors as a frivolous...
Is the US intelligence community misreading the Shabaab-Qaeda relationship?
by Deane-Peter Baker
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Is the War in Afghanistan in the Interests of the United States and its Allies?
by Major Jeremy Kotkin
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The threat exists and continues to operate. But more importantly we must understand that it is waging unconventional warfare and only using terrorism as one of the means of its strategy.
Is There a Real Threat to Australia's National Security Posed by Sovereign Wealth Funds?
by Dr. David A. Anderson and Major Richard Mogg
Small Wars Journal
Is There a Real Threat to Australia's...
Is There an Islamic Way of War?
by Major Mehar Omar Khan
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Times have surely changed since that noon of March 10, 1982, when President Ronald...
Understanding ISIS is fairly simply, resolving it as a matter of National interest is a lot harder.
It is widely acknowledged that ISIS is enormously sophisticated in its use of Social Media. It is also widely acknowledged that they have had great success recruiting fighters from around the globe...
The exact number of Americans who have joined ISIS is unknown, but the DNI testified that roughly 180 have traveled or have attempted to travel to Syria in order to fight with extremist...
The term “terrorist organization” offers little insight and limits our understanding and approach. ISIS is an insurgent organization using terrorism as a tactic.
This article argues that the recent resurgence of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham gained momentum during the Syrian civil war in 2011.
Despite ISIS releasing a map identifying areas where the Caliphate will be established in Asia, its ability to do so is substantially limited.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or the Levant, is re-enacting the early history of Islam in order to establish its legitimacy with the peoples of the Middle East.
ISIS can rightfully be regarded as a terrorist organization, rather than a state, and that categorizing it as a terrorist group is beneficial to the U.S. in its efforts to dismantle and defeat it.
ISIS supporters have taken to twitter to unofficially claim responsibility for the attacks as retaliation for the death of Abu Omar Shishani.
Words matter. Alas, neologisms come into the language all the time. Ironically, polemicists on the Right and Left abhor words like “Islamism.”