by Tom Ordeman Jr
July 28, 2015 09:55 PM | Comments (23)
The once-praised concept known as population-centric counterinsurgency, typically abbreviated simply as "COIN", has fallen on hard times.
by T.S. Allen
July 28, 2015 02:01 PM | Comments (0)
A review of Thieves of State: How Corruption Threatens Global Security by Sarah Chayes.
by John P. Sullivan and Robert Bunker
July 16, 2015 10:44 PM | Comments (1)
Fifteen police officers were killed in a ‘military-style’ ambush in Jalisco on 6 April 2015. The attack resulted in the highest death toll in a single attack...
by John DeRosa
July 16, 2015 12:51 PM | Comments (0)
The current military approach relegates narratives to a supporting communications effort. Inasmuch, the US military continues to struggle with employing information as an...
by Gary Klein
July 16, 2015 09:45 AM | Comments (2)
Writing and advice in the military often focus on key developmental positions – even though we spend most of our time on staff or broadening assignments.
by Ian Bertram
July 15, 2015 05:36 PM | Comments (6)
If training and using allies continues as the US way of war, then the latest generation of US Advisors should add Vegetius to their bookshelves.
by Alma Keshavarz
July 15, 2015 04:41 PM | Comments (1)
Emili J. Blasco, a Washington correspondent for ABC Spain, authored a groundbreaking new book focusing on the corruption in Venezuelan politics.
by David F. Eisler
July 14, 2015 04:57 PM | Comments (2)
This article examines how the analytical methods developed during World War II influenced future military intelligence analysis in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
by Ajit Maan
July 14, 2015 02:16 PM | Comments (2)
Those of us focused on the narrative battle are pretty much in agreement about one thing: we are losing. We are losing badly.
by John Hoven and Joel Lawton
July 14, 2015 10:18 AM | Comments (3)
The use of qualitative analysis within the Army intelligence community can help remedy certain capability gaps in obtaining locally nuanced information.
by Kevin Benson
July 13, 2015 05:16 PM | Comments (15)
Many pundits and politicians decry America and the Obama administration’s lack of a strategy on how to deal with the ISIS.
by Malcolm Beith
July 13, 2015 01:49 PM | Comments (0)
The real issue is whether the Mexican public and authorities can tolerate such a setback.
by Stephen Okin
July 9, 2015 11:47 AM | Comments (17)
For a variety of reasons, policymakers are increasingly enamored with special operations forces (SOF) and risk damaging not only the future credibility of the forces but also...
by Robert Bunker and Pamela Ligouri Bunker
July 8, 2015 02:04 PM | Comments (0)
A workshop on ‘Proxy Actors, Psyops & Irregular Forces: The Future of Modern Warfare?’ was held by The Scottish Centre for War Studies, University of Glasgow...
by Justin Lynch
July 2, 2015 09:41 AM | Comments (2)
The United States’ military must find a way to accomplish its strategic objectives during wars among populations.
by Rose Lopez Keravuori
July 2, 2015 09:27 AM | Comments (1)
While lessons learned from the Battle of Fallujah have replaced the lectures on the Battle of Waterloo its relevance in interacting with multinational coalitions during joint...
by Cori E. Dauber
July 1, 2015 11:10 AM | Comments (0)
It is widely acknowledged that ISIS is enormously sophisticated in its use of Social Media. It is also widely acknowledged that they have had great success recruiting...
by Michael L. Burgoyne
July 1, 2015 05:58 AM | Comments (0)
The Epic Journey of Uruguay’s Tupamaros
by Aaron W. Miller
June 29, 2015 08:15 PM | Comments (1)
Using interviews as background and Afghanistan as a case study, this article captures tactics that may allow future commanders to build the basis for sustainable governance...
by Thomas Briggs
June 29, 2015 07:17 PM | Comments (6)
As the development of a doctrine for the Human Domain within the SOF community continues, the need for expertise to meet doctrinal needs will soon overburden available...
by Fletcher Schoen
June 29, 2015 06:43 PM | Comments (15)
The full spectrum of UW capabilities has been underappreciated both as a mission area and corresponding capability set.
by Peter Murphy
June 28, 2015 02:58 PM | Comments (32)
Why Military Advising Was So Successful in Vietnam…for the Chinese: And What the US Can Learn From It
by Brenda Fiegel
June 27, 2015 07:54 PM | Comments (0)
The US Army can expect a future of potential or protracted confrontation among state, nonstate, and individual actors who will use violence to achieve political, religious,...
by Brandon Neilan
June 27, 2015 06:18 PM | Comments (1)
Zack Baddorf recently went to the Ukraine to cover the bloody conflict for War Is Boring that has cost over 6,000 lives and devastation to the eastern portion of...
by Robert R. Greene Sands
June 27, 2015 05:35 PM | Comments (0)
I am an anthropologist and with help from my creative course designer Jessica DeVisser, we just built a culture MOOC (massive open online course) within a multi-media iBook...
by Keith Nightingale
June 27, 2015 03:11 PM | Comments (0)
Throughout our Nation’s history, our population is allowed to grow old because many of our young do not.
by Jeff Moore
June 24, 2015 08:18 AM | Comments (19)
This war is indeed global. Every region on earth is bearing the brunt of Islamist jihad terrorism and insurgency.
by Cassandra Crosby and Anthony Marston
June 23, 2015 07:01 AM | Comments (9)
“They don’t think it be like it is, but it do."
June 22, 2015 12:11 AM | Comments (1)
In every conflict we have ever fought within any maneuver element, there has always been a person on the Point.
by David S. Maxwell
June 17, 2015 08:27 AM | Comments (48)
For decades now Special Operations Forces have made numerous important contributions to the military services from equipment to tactics to actual operations