Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost
by Dr. Mark Moyar
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At last week's SAIS/Texas Tech conference "Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost: Counterinsurgency...
As the Arab Spring moves east, Fahad Malaikah reminds us not to forget where it started.
If you just give the Host Nation (HN) stuff or do stuff for them you become their system.
Successful information operations (IO) often require effective inter-cultural communications in order to inform and influence foreign audiences.
A Key Tool in Population-Centric Counterinsurgency
by Dr. Paul Kamolnick
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Permanently separating insurgents from the population...
Justifications for the establishment of a “Nonlinear Warfare Center of Excellence”.
Lexicon and Struggle
by Major Matthew Orris, Small Wars Journal
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Winners and losers of a war may already be known long before the first shot is ever fired if a...
Libya and the Responsibility to Protect
by Charli Carpenter
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There has been a fair amount of debate over Obama's decision to join...
Libya's Rebel Leaders and Western Assistance
by Jamsheed K. Choksy and Carol E. B. Choksy
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Abstract. The U.S., Britain, and...
As China’s economic might has grown, so has its ability and inclination to use national power and influence to advance its geopolitical ends.
LNO Missions as a Model for the Division Headquarters RIP/TOA Process
by Major General Richard C. Nash, Colonel Neal Loidolt and Lieutenant Colonel C. Bryan Tierney
LNO Missions as a Model for the...
Can local law enforcement use technology to deter riots?
The government of India has proclaimed this Naxalite – Maoist movement to be the greatest threat to national security. This may become a self-fulfilling prophesy.
Looking for the Hedgehog Idea
by Justin Kelly and Mike Brennan
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Originally published in Australian Army Journal, and republished here with...
"What is the proper relationship between militaries and non-governmental organizations."
Should we continue to embrace the status quo, we will jeopardize our ability to achieve the aims of our current National Security Strategy
The Army must institute an evaluation system that offers promotion boards more information on each candidate’s performance and potential that is independent from the chain of command.
Has there ever been an American way of war or simply a tactical way of battle?
Love and Hate
by Captain Michael Few, Small Wars Journal
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One of my best commanders preached a very simple command philosophy. "Mike," he...
Continue on for a TRADOC G-2 / Small Wars Journal "Mad Scientist" call for papers update.
Maintaining American Military Power In an Age of Uncertainty
by Michael Horowitz
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2011 is a critical year for...
The persistent use of RC forces is referred to as the Operational Reserve. For the last several years there has been much debate on what the OR is, or is not.
An Army culture that valued robust formations with overwhelming resources must now transform into a culture that embraces the reorganization of the current operational force.
Making a Sandwich in Afghanistan:
How to Assess a Strategic Withdrawal from a Protracted Irregular War
by Paul Rexton Kan
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Intelligence shortcomings lie in how we share and utilize the information and data we have at our disposal.
Using security cooperation to prevent, shape ... and win.
The death of Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika throws the country's stability into question.
Sergio Miller takes an in-depth look at COIN in Malaya
Malcolm Gladwell uses high pressure defense as a metaphor for insurgency in his newest book, David and Goliath. The lesson he draws is that the weaker party should always choose asymmetric...
F3EA and D3A are great for what they do – but a flexible plan across all echelons for all planners may be a way to go, especially in a military where manpower could be severely limited in the...
by Michael Yon
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In David Galula's 1964 book, Counterinsurgency Warfare, Theory and Practice, he states:
"The ideal situation for the insurgent would be a...
Man-machine teaming is inexorable and Special Warfare needs a blueprint to transform along with it.
This essay is the first in a series exploring the issue of drug-related violence in Mexico.
Pierce and Zanol offer a concept for maneuver in n-dimensional terrain. Does this provide the conceptual basis to combat "wicked" problems?
Manhunting...from the Sea (Full PDF Article)
Although once considered little more than a nuisance and a force protection issue for overseas troops, terrorism will remain the top priority of our...
Insurgency has evolved in five seminal ways since Mao's time. Ideas and literature on it should too.