The military oversight is the first federal intervention where federal forces took command in a Brazilian state since the return to democracy in 1988.

Article five of five in the latest Mad Scientist at Small Wars Journal series.

Article four of five in the latest Mad Scientist at Small Wars Journal series.

Psychological Warfare, the most potent weapon leveraged by both sides in the 1947 to present Arab-Israeli conflict, finally gets the attention it deserves.

Article three of five in the latest Mad Scientist at Small Wars Journal series.

There is no perfect way to reorganize for advising, but the lessons utilized by TF Strike are undeniably pertinent as the Army considers the organization and employment of...

Article two of five in the latest Mad Scientist at Small Wars Journal series.

Article one of five in the latest Mad Scientist at Small Wars Journal series.

Two anti-personnel mines (minas antipersonales) were recovered from suspected members of the Cartel del Golfo (Gulf Cartel) in Reynosa, Tamaulipas.

This incident has the potential to raise the stakes in the contest between the CJNG and the Mexican state following what is essentially tantamount to a CJNG declaration of...

Edited by Richard Kolb, this book is the VFWs’ contribution to the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

The “Grozny model” promises security and prosperity to the loyal Syrian enclaves, if they accept the distinct features of “Chechenization”.

Voices of resentment and marginalization are loud and clear, the participants seem determined to have their voices heard. Can this protest prove be an eye-opener for the...

While western hostages around the world easily make headlines, the local prisoners in conflicts are less reported on and even less often identified.

When discussing the environment, the article’s focus will be on the team’s interaction with its physical space as well as the various people and players in...

Africa matters because an unstable Africa is not in the world’s best interest.  To keep Africa stable will require a long-term international effort.

America lacks both serious consideration about the ends America seeks in deploying its sons and daughters across the globe and the way it is achieving our...

This article is a continuation of the research published in the author's previous paper, ‘United Nations Peacekeeping Offensive Operations: Theory and Doctrine...

There are many competing factors involved in this crisis which could create challenges to regional security should diplomatic tools fail to solve their differences.

Top Threat to Business, National Security and the American Dream: Detailing the New Global Competitive Model Based on Cyber and Asymmetrical Hybrid Warfare

Military planning can incorporate gender related factors to promote peacebuilding and mitigate the effects of conflict and can be applied to ongoing operations or in post-...

This essay provides the perspective of a Foreign Service Officer who was involved in Vietnam in several capacities, including Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development...

The problem can be summarized as follows: allied troops are better trained and equipped, while local forces enjoy a greater familiarity with the terrain, including above all...

War, of any kind, is the ultimate failure of mankind.  Yet, in the course of human endeavors, we have found another way in which to wage global war.

Our leaders do not seem to understand insurgencies. Most of our approaches are ineffective, if not counterproductive. Too many lives have been lost due to ignorance and...

From wine swilling Greek hoplites to tweaked out NAZI’s on speed, drugs and alcohol have been the most essential psychological weapons in the history of human warfare...

The Marines had the fastest rifles in the village of Binh Nghia. It wasn't long until the second fastest belonged to their comrades-in-arms, the Popular Forces.

Washington ought to study the re-emergence of Russian “active measures” less as a manifestation of newfound strength, more as a long-fostered sense vulnerability...

The policy of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has facilitated political warfare, against the United States, by foreign interests.

The “Bamarization” and militarization of the Burmese government gave rise to a proliferation of insurgent ethnic armed organizations and continuous conflicts.