Where Mao’s style was measured and subtle, Guevara’s prose is that of a decisive young revolutionary eager for the next victory.
Octavian continues his inquiry into Pakistan
On Pirates and Strategies
by Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bateman, Small Wars Journal
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Let us talk about pirates, and piracy and viable options. But first,...
As contemporary North African societies continue to re-arrange themselves , one of the enduring dilemmas that continues to rise to the fore is what has been described as “the Tuareg question...
On the Aesthetics of Doctrine
by Jason Fritz, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed
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It will come as no surprise to the readers of the Small Wars Journal that there...
The recent return to US custody of Bowe Bergdahl, following his June 30, 2009 disappearance, has generated a substantial amount of debate and controversy.
On the Future and Options
by Jason Fritz, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed
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Andrew Bacevich's defense of COL Gian Gentile in October's Atlantic, while well...
As cyberspace operations continue to evolve, they raise some unique questions regarding the nature of conflict and how it should be discussed and regulated.
The conventional approach taken by most aid programs has been a counterproductive disaster.
One Cell Phone at a Time:
Countering Corruption in Afghanistan
by Dan Rice and Guy Filippelli
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American commanders are preparing for a major...
One Crusader's View
by Thomas Donnelly, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed
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We have a great duty to perform and we shall show ourselves a weak and poor-spirited people if...
One Hundred Honest Preachers
by Dr. Scott Corey
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US combat forces will begin to withdraw from Afghanistan in July of 2011. Afghan military and...
One More Thought on Unconventional Approaches to Dealing with al Qaeda: If the Afghans Kick Us Out, Let’s Hire the Haqqanis
The practical application of the principles of VSO over 150 days of planning, operations, and refinement in Afgahnistan.
One Week with Task Force Buffalo
Changing the Face of the Arghandab
by Captain Jonathan Pan
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A rebuttal to Sean Naylor's Army Times Article...
Open Veins of Mexico: The Strategic Logic of Cartel Resource Extraction and Petro-Targeting by John P. Sullivan and Adam Elkus.
Rebuilding our special reconaissance capability.
Thinking and Acting Like an Early Explorer:
Operational Art is Not a Level of War
by Brigadier General Huba Wass de Czege (US Army Ret.)
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An Assessment of Our Operational Concept of Operations in Support of the Pakistan-Afghanistan Interagency Policy and Goals
by R.J. Buikema
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Operational Design: Promise and Problems
by Adam Elkus and Crispin Burke
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Approaches to Operational Design have become increasingly...
Optimizing Foreign Internal Defense to Counter Dark Networks: Direct and Indirect Approaches for Security and Development Efforts.
Optimizing Use of the Armed Forces in Combating Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations
by Braden Civins
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Ordinary Men and Abhorrent Behavior
by Christopher S. Knott
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Although the world has seen many horrible events which defy...
Organizing Counterinsurgency Operations in Afghanistan
by Colonel Donald C. Bolduc
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The collapse of the Taliban and al Qaeda...
Original and Good: The New US Army and Marine Corps “Insurgencies and Countering Insurgencies” Field Manual.
Our Ambivalent Iraqi-Kurdistan Policy
by Colonel Dennis P. Chapman
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Twenty-three years ago I was nearing the end of a miserable Plebe...
Our Own Worst Enemy: Lessons Learned from Recent Negotiating Successes with the Afghan Ministry of Defense
A look at the issues behind the use of private security contractors.
Constraint, imagination, and collaboration can produce meaningful innovations.
Pakistani Unconventional Warfare Against Afghanistan: A Case Study of the Taliban as an Unconventional Warfare Proxy Force
Better understanding the plight of the Fatah
Panama: Is Restructuring the Razor to Cut Out Corruption?
by Anthony Scheidel
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Parallel Governance and Modern Insurgencies
by Patrick Devenny, Small Wars Journal
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The ongoing conflicts in...
With the UN Security Council closed for business, the international community is clamoring for a way to increase the costs on President Bashar al-Assad. Here are some of the options that...
Partnering: A Counterinsurgency Imperative
Counterinsurgency Advisory and Assistance Team (CAAT) Special Report
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As statements from...
Past is Prologue:
The Ability to Modify Strategic Doctrine While Still at War
Book review by Reyes Z. Cole
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Martin Samuels, Command or Control? Command,...