An economic approach to understanding the nature of rural corruption in Afghanistan suggests that ISAF anti-corruption measures should focus directly, not indirectly, on this issue.
Addressing the Zawahirist Outsurgency
by James Q. Roberts
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We can debate whether we are at war with Al Qaeda, but rest assured Al Qaeda...
Advancing the Art and Science of Psychological Operations Requires a Serious Investment
by Lieutenant Colonel Timothy D. Huening, Small Wars Journal
Advancing the Art and Science of Psychological...
When the balloon goes up... A new look from an old tool.
Afghan Advise and Assist Group
by Colonel Julian Dale Alford and Major Daniel Zappa
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Successful International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF...
Afghan Governance Considerations
by William S. McCallister
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President Karzai appears to follow an imperial-confederacy form of governance...
It is essential to understand that everything of importance in Afghanistan happens in the village, not in Kabul, or even at the Provincial headquarters. Historically, Afghanistan has always been...
Afghan National Security Forces Literacy Program
by Michael J. Faughnan
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As the December review of our strategy in...
Examining progress in the development of Afghanistan’s infrastructure from an Afghan perspective
Afghan Village Militia
A People-Centric Strategy to Win
by Dr. Ronald L. Holt
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The evidence is clear that what we are doing...
Thomas Buonomo offers a roll-up of recent commentary on the way ahead in Afghanistan.
As we look toward a combat exit, how to sustain the advisory effort?
Afghanistan Governed by a Federal System with Autonomous Regions: A Path to Success?
by Major Bryan Carroll and Dr. David A. Anderson
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Afghanistan Part II:
The Reoccurrence of International Terrorism in Somalia
by Joe Royo
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Recent events in Somalia are slowly grabbing the world's...
Afghanistan Trip Report
by Bing West
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Having recently returned from Afghanistan -- thanks to the hospitality of Generals Petraeus and McChrystal - I'...
Afghanistan: Reconciliation plans, tribal leaders and civil society
by Thomas Kirk
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A reading of the...
Afghanistan: The De-evolution of Insurgency
by Kevin Meredith, Sergio Villarreal, and Mitchel Wilkinson
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In this article we will examine...
Afghanistan: Education and Literacy
by Lieutenant Colonel Elizabeth Killebrew-Conwell
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I've seen a lot of news about how the solution for...
Afghanistan: It Never Hurts to Talk
by Colonel Gary Anderson
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Some pundits have questioned the wisdom of General Petraeus' decision that...
Afghanistan: It's Not Over
by Lieutenant General James M. Dubik
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In May, 2007 I deployed to Iraq to become the Commanding General responsible for...
Some of the major “lessons learned” by ISAF while conducting Counterinsurgency and Stability Operations in Afghanistan
Afghanistan: Seven Fundamental Questions
by Major Mehar Omar Khan
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I know we live in a world that is real and is moved by minds --...
Afghanistan: The Importance of Political Maneuver in Counterinsurgency Operations
by Captain John A. Kendall
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Afghanistan required a different approach yet we failed in our analysis, strategy, and application of resources.
Iranian inroads in Africa present a potential new front in the Iranian-US cold war.
Africom Stands Up
by Colonel Robert Killebrew, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed
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On the first day of October, the new United States Africa Command (Africom) became fully...
AFRICOM: Reconstruction and Stability Through the Provincial Reconstruction Team-Enhanced, Enabled by Unity of Command
by Major Derek E. Lane and Dr. David A. Anderson
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After Bin Laden: Confronting the Haqqani Network in Kurram
by Reza Jan
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Information gleaned after the killing of...
This is a follow-up companion piece to the Small War Journal article ‘Give Carl von Clausewitz and the Center of Gravity a Divorce’ July 2, 2013.
Against US World Retrenchment:
An Interview with A. Wess Mitchell
by Octavian Manea
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Has Russia really changed? There are some...
A history and discussion of the Lebanese Shi'a Party of Allah
In civil wars like Syria’s, strength is not necessarily a product of popularity; often strength actually produces popularity because compliance is more important than winning hearts and minds.
In today’s environment, the United States conducts security cooperation efforts to build partnerships and partner capacity in an attempt to “further the U.S. objective of securing a...
Airborne Troops as a Tactical and Operative Military Revolution
by Tal Tovy
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In 1898, Jan Bloch published six...
Critique of recent budget cuts
Are Al Qaeda's piracy and raiding efforts merely disruption tactics or part of a larger strategy for control of the Middle East's waterways?