by Dave Betz
November 20, 2015 11:52 AM | Comments (3)
This may be the sensational media headline in the near future as DOD continues to struggle over the strategy to fight ISIS in Syria.
by Stewart Welch
November 20, 2015 11:30 AM | Comments (1)
ISIL's real strength comes from an ability to operate as a decentralized network projecting power on the battlefield and in the information sphere.
by Maya Mynster Christensen and Cecilie Odgaard Jakobsen
November 19, 2015 05:15 AM | Comments (1)
This article traces coalition force mentors from their pre-deployment training at Sandhurst, to their deployment at ANAOA and finally to post-deployment.
by Alexander Frank
November 17, 2015 03:26 AM | Comments (7)
By looking at institutional shortcomings we can effectively explain why the military has a hard time dealing with complex conflicts and a whole range of other problems.
by G. Murphy Donovan
November 16, 2015 09:07 AM | Comments (4)
The most egregious exporters of religious hate and sharia bigotry are putative EU/American “partners;” or allies; i.e. Pakistan, Afghanistan, Arabia, and Persia...
by Tom Timberman
November 16, 2015 03:19 AM | Comments (0)
The Peace of Westphalia and its 4 principles for interstate relations isn't failing, it's democracy more specifically that is faltering often because it never took...
by Robert Bunker
November 15, 2015 01:58 PM | Comments (0)
A Border Patrol agent with alleged ties to a Mexican drug cartel has been arrested in connection with the beheading of a Honduran man in March.
by Daniel Dewit
November 15, 2015 01:14 AM | Comments (3)
Vladimir Putin has sought to revise the European status quo through force and intimidation for the first time since 1945.
by Keith Nightingale
November 14, 2015 09:24 AM | Comments (0)
The 50th anniversary of the Battle of LZ X-Ray begins today, Saturday 14 November.
by Brenda Oppermann
November 13, 2015 02:58 AM | Comments (10)
Talisman Sabre 2015 shows that incorporating Women, Peace, and Security considerations into military operations significantly enhances overall peace and stability outcomes....
by Alma Keshavarz
November 12, 2015 03:06 PM | Comments (0)
This paper examines two “Tri-Border” areas in Latin America. Criminal demographics and dynamics of illicit markets and related security concerns are reviewed.
by Jeong Lee
November 12, 2015 12:32 AM | Comments (1)
This paper examines potential covert operation scenarios against the DPRK by dissecting retired Army Special Forces Colonel David S. Maxwell’s latest essay.
November 11, 2015 05:00 AM | Comments (2)
It’s time to rethink our notions of security. And it appears that the Department of Defense is leaning in that direction.
by Byron Ramirez and Robert Bunker
November 10, 2015 08:41 AM | Comments (0)
Because of their technical features and low profile design characteristics, narco submarines allow drug traffickers to reduce the risk of detection and seizure.
by Christopher Flaherty
November 9, 2015 04:01 AM | Comments (0)
The pervasive presence of CCTV in cities underpins much of contemporary security, policing and defence, against anti-social behaviour, crime and terrorism.
November 7, 2015 12:22 AM | Comments (0)
The Veteran internally recalls, reflects and remembers the very personal and unique aspects of that time served There.
by General Robert B. Neller
November 7, 2015 12:10 AM | Comments (0)
Remember the burdens every generation of veterans have borne to remain vigilant in an uncertain world. Originally posted by SWJ on 10 November 2012.
by Paul Yingling
November 5, 2015 01:41 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a link to this 2011 Journal article, one of our most visited at almost 213,000 reads.
by Ehsan Ahrari
November 4, 2015 01:57 AM | Comments (120)
Is President Obama breaking his frequently iterated promise of no troops on the ground, or is it just a crucial tactical adjustment?
by Kate Germano and Jeannette Haynie
November 3, 2015 03:40 PM | Comments (9)
The Department of Defense should remember that the concept of “evolve or die” applies to the Services.
by Jeffrey W. Reaves Jr.
November 3, 2015 09:48 AM | Comments (1)
Training must take into consideration the planning process and the effects on operations by the presence of MANPADS in an area of operations.
by Lemar Alexander Farhad
November 3, 2015 12:33 AM | Comments (15)
The communist Afghan Army was established with traditions and a structure that dated back to the 1800s. It also inherited a healthy society, and a government with functioning...
by Michael Hauben
November 2, 2015 07:30 PM | Comments (0)
This is a retrospective analysis of my anecdotal observations in Vietnam’s Third Military Region 1971-75. *Updated with map.
by Jonathan Bissell
October 30, 2015 11:09 PM | Comments (0)
Within two years of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s death, his regionally inspired “Bolivarian Revolution” is currently facing the largest threat...
by Brian Russell
October 29, 2015 11:04 PM | Comments (0)
Strategic, operational, and tactical actions the US should take in each dimension of the information environment to counter the ISIL's asymmetric, and apparently dominant...
October 29, 2015 04:56 AM | Comments (53)
All of the gender “experiments” that the services have been undergoing for some time now have been a sideshow.
by Philip Neri
October 29, 2015 03:07 AM | Comments (0)
RAF’s full potential for solving today’s complex threats to security cannot be fully realized with existing training models and force structure.
by Brett A. Friedman
October 28, 2015 09:46 AM | Comments (3)
Few have looked at jihadi groups in the context of classical military strategy but perhaps surprisingly the jihadis themselves view their ideas through exactly that lens.
by Verena Gruber
October 28, 2015 03:38 AM | Comments (0)
The gap between civilian and military spheres is institutionally marginal and culturally absent. Civil-military relations are defined by a system based on pluralism and ...
by Robert Murphy
October 27, 2015 02:24 AM | Comments (1)
The inability of the military to consistently and uniformly articulate readiness makes our political leaders less able to make the decisions necessary to secure our national...