The Loss of Strategic Legitimacy
by Lieutenant Colonel Robert Weimann
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"War leads to war crimes, and the only sure way to avoid that seems...
The Manoeuvre Warfare Fraud
by William F. Owen, Small Wars Journal
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The concept of Manoeuvre Warfare (MW) in its modern form was first advocated in the...
The Maoist Insurgency in Nepal and US Counterinsurgency Doctrine
by Major Timothy R. Kreuttner, Small Wars Journal
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The Men Who Would Govern Marjah
by William S. McCallister
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Initial reports are optimistic. The combined Afghan and Coalition forces have...
Mexico’s war against their drug cartels is a war they cannot win by themselves. Must we take some responsibility?
The Merida Initiative: A Flawed Counterdrug Policy?
by Philip K. Abbott
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Economic integration and...
The Mexican Cartel Debate:
As Viewed Through Five Divergent Fields of Security Studies
by Dr. Robert J. Bunker
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Cameron Graham provides us with a peek at what is in Pandora's Box in the Middle East.
Disruptive thinkers: the way to reinvigorate a senseless bureaucracy or a threat to the establishment?
The Military's Cultural Disregard for Personal Information
by Gregory Conti, Dominic Larkin, David Raymond, and Edward Sobiesk
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Niels Vistisen argues that the command structure and focus in Afghanistan results in a missing operational level.
The Misunderstood Private Dynamic of Modern War
by Torie Rose DeGhett
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The purpose of this article is to explore the use of...
The Mumbo-Jumbo of Design:
Is this the Army's EBO?
by Andrew B. Nocks
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The United States Army (and Joint Community) has been on a Design path...
The Myth of Hearts and Minds
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Hearts and Minds is a wonderful name for a teen romance novel, but I've always thought it to be a poor...
U.S. Army War College Strategy Research Project
The Nature of War Theory
By Lieutenant Colonel Paul B. Olsen, U.S. Army
Dr. Thomas J. Williams, Project Adviser
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The Navy's Gators
An Endangered Species?
by Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Armstrong, Small Wars Journal
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For over five decades the nuclear...
The Need for Local, People-Centric Information Does Not End in Afghanistan
by Dr. Matthew B. Arnold and Dr. Anthony Vinci
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The Need for the Return of History:
Why Studying History and Human Motivations is the Key to the Future of Warfare
by Major Grant Martin
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The Need to Create an Unconventional Warfare Advanced Studies and Training Center
by John Cochran
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The New Physics: Key to Strengthening COIN
by A. Lawrence Chickering
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In a series of short reflections, Tom Ricks neatly...
The New Theology: Building Partner Capacity
by Nathan Freier
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In a recent Foreign Affairs commentary, Secretary Gates again...
A Neorealist Perspective of Iraq after the American Exit
Seth A. Shreckengast examines the successes of village stability operations and the Afghan Local Police program.
The realities of conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan necessitated “just-in-time” cultural training that focused heavily on the “do’s and don’ts.” A more deliberate...
The Pacification of Zaganiyah (Part One): Fighting for Intelligence to Overcome the Information Gap
by James Michael Few
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The study demonstrates the naivety of a superpower that allows an alleged ally to receive billions of dollars with which Pakistan financed groups that kill American soldiers almost on a daily basis.
Stemming from his must-read book, an important discussion about Helmand, Kandahar, and America's flawed attempt to save Afghanistan.
The People in Arms
A Practitioner's Guide to Understanding Insurgency and Dealing with it Effectively
by Colonel G. L. Lamborn, Small Wars Journal
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The Personnel System at War
A View from the Generation at the Tip of the Spear
by Robert Goldich, Small Wars Journal
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Five junior officers, all veterans...
Afghans generally haven't seen the latest episode of How I Met Your Mother, but they would love to talk to you about the great things their male relatives are doing, their crops, how their...
by Dalton Fury, Small Wars Journal
The Pope (Full PDF Article)
Behind his back we referred to him simply as SAM or Stan the Man. Always with reverence and respect of course. Later on, about...
The Post Oceanic Navy, the New Shadow Zones, and the U.S. Navy's Force Structure Challenge
by Claude Berube, Small Wars Journal
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For the past century, the...
The Post-Afghanistan Threat Environment:
A Case Study on the Maldives
by Jason Thomas
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The conflict in Afghanistan is one of the...
Non-Commissioned Officer's masters thesis
Framing a Problem
The Problem with Sound Advice Prepared in Advance
by Tom Clark and Brian Blew, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed
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We often create conditions to receive...