"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...
Are you or your organization interested in submitting a paper that would influence how the Army generates and employs a Cyber-proficient Force for 2025 & Beyond?
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.
A Maoist approach may have produced a more politically meaningful victory with less brutality in the First Congo Civil War.
Maras in Central America
National Security Implications of Gang Activity South of the Border
by COL Terry Saltsman and LTC Ben Welch III, Small Wars Journal
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Marketing Framework in Support of Non-Lethal Fires
by Lieutenant Colonel Morgan Mann
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The purpose of this paper is to put forth an...
Many African soldiers are not accurate marksmen because they have problems seeing targets. Few African troops wear corrective eyewear or have access to eye examinations.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Barack Obama, and the U.S. Military
by Captain Timothy Hisa, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed
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Measuring Defense Reform
by Ronald Mangum and Bill Craven
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Measuring Defense Reform
The many plans for withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan recognize that a draw
Mediating Between Crusaders and Conservatives
by Shawn Brimley, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed
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The long simmering debate over American...
Meeting Lt. Col. David Galula - April 1962
by Rufus Phillips, Small Wars Journal Retrospective
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In April 1962, I participated in a RAND...
Mega cities will complicate and greatly challenge Army urban combat missions in the 2030-2040 timeframe.
"Mad Scientist" series - Megacities and dense urban environments are firmly on the horizon as likely and potential environments for future warfare and humanitarian engagements.
Megacities are sure to challenge every member of a coalition. How these urban areas might do so in the intelligence realm in the near future is the primary focus of this offering.
“Mad Scientist” series - Megacities are hard, issues and problems compound over things that were solvable in other environments.
The Closers Part V:
Mentoring Host Nation Interagency Operations
by Colonel Gary Anderson
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Governments get in trouble when they...