Some Advice for Military Humanitarians
by Colonel Gary Anderson
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For military personnel assigned to conduct humanitarian assistance...
Some Considerations for Planning and Executing a Military-Political Engagement in Afghanistan
by William S. McCallister
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Serving Pork Chops at a Bar Mitzvah:
Some Thoughts on Aid in COIN Operations
by Colonel Gary Anderson
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Some observers call the...
R2P, its historical roots, applications, and its confrontation with the "wicked" problems in Libya and Syria.
Sons of Iraq
A Study in Irregular Warfare
by William S. McCallister, Small Wars Journal
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Iraq's mainly Shia central government appears intent on limiting the power of...
Sorry, Pentathlete Wasn't on the Syllabus
by Captain Crispin Burke, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed
Sorry, Pentathlete Wasn't on the Syllabus (Full PDF Article)
In the last few years, the Army has been...
Southern European Task Force Transformation Ceremony
by Major General William B. Garrett III
Southern European Task Force Transformation Ceremony (Full PDF Article)
On behalf of the entire SETAF...
Southern Sudan - the Four Theses
by Thomas Talley
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This paper is not about the likelihood of war in Southern Sudan -- it is about the...
by Michael Yon
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American troops are spread widely across Afghanistan. Some are remote and accessibility is difficult. In 2008, I was with...
Speculative Fiction and National Security
by Adam Elkus and Captain Crispin Burke
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The counterinsurgency (COIN) canon—read by...
by Michael Yon
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Editor' Note: Michael Yon recently spent some time at FOB Frontenac
with the King of Battle and produced...
The use of the center of gravity construct allows for stability centric problems to be understood in an environment which military forces may not be used to.
Stabilization and Reconstruction of Nations:
Where, When, and Why Should the U.S. Intervene?
by Carol E. B. Choksy and Jamsheed K. Choksy
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State of Siege
Mexico's Criminal Insurgency
by John P. Sullivan and Adam Elkus, Small Wars Journal
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A Revisionist Approach to Foreign Policy
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Strategic Communication &
Do We Really Get 'It'?
by Dr Lee Rowland & Cdr
Steve Tatham RN
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The last 2-3 years have seen an...
Strategic Principles of Counterinsurgency
by Colonel Robert C. Jones, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed
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Currently there are many voices...
How quickly a force can achieve national endstates is the speed that is vital to our nation’s elements of national power. This speed may mean slower operational and tactical speed.
Dan McCauley urges us to consider strategic thinking and apply it in considering our complex problems.
Strategy and Choices for the Next QDR: SWJ Interview with Shawn Brimley.
Strategy for Military Counter Drug Operations
by Robert Culp
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The Mexican Army's counter-drug (CD)...
Historians often turn wars and battles into linear sequences outlining casual chains for which the mind has a natural bias.
Stuxnet: Cyberwar Revolution in Military Affairs
by Paulo Shakarian
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On June 17th, 2010, security researchers at a small...
If we ignore village life – or try to bend it to our view of what it should be – we will fail in Afghanistan as we did in Vietnam.
Sudan is the Sub-Saharan country that most resembles those of North Africa, with its shared religion, culture, and language. Will the Arab Spring blow south?
Under certain conditions, supporting rebels can achieve strategic objectives without causing instability or humanitarian catastrophe.
Supporting Sustainable Transition in Afghanistan
A Provincial Perspective
by Jonathan Moss
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As we enter 2011 it is a good...
Supporting the ISAF Campaign Plan: NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan Prepares to Support the International Security Force
by Lieutenant Colonel Thomas...
Surging Statecraft to Save Afghanistan
by Vikram J. Singh and Nathaniel C. Fick
Small Wars Journal Op-Ed
We looked down into Pakistan in August from the Afghan border outpost of Torkham, high in the...
Sustainable development is a catch phrase, found throughout our modern culture, which does not have a common definition. While these multiple meanings are acceptable within society, the military...
To defend her position, 21st Century America and western powers must seek out and create opportunities for advancement. To do this, we must change the way we think.
Policy analysts question conceptual failure (ends), intellectuals want to know why, and the analysis of organizational and operational lessons learned (ways and means), will shape outcomes for...
SWJ Book Review: Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country by Andrew J. Bacevich.
Combating the marijuana cartels on America’s public lands.
General Vincent Desportes
Small Wars Journal Interview
by Judah Grunstein
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General Vincent Desportes is the commander of the French Army's...