by Timothy Clark
August 29, 2016 12:54 PM | Comments (0)
This study gives policy makers, scholars, law enforcement practioneers and planners a greater understanding on the degree and nature of Mexican drug trafficking organization...
by Jacqueline L. Hazelton
August 27, 2016 07:19 AM | Comments (0)
Do we actually know much about drone strikes' political effects? No.
by Nicholas Fedyk
August 25, 2016 07:45 AM | Comments (2)
In an era of expanding popular engagement and attention to foreign conflicts, a strategic appreciation of people-centric dimensions is more important now than ever.
by Matthew E. Miller
August 24, 2016 04:33 PM | Comments (15)
FID is failing now. The solution is to create a mid-career SOF FID specialization for SOF Officers.
by Frank Prautzsch
August 24, 2016 08:42 AM | Comments (0)
Mad Scientist # 15: As an Army “Mad Scientist”, I am both intellectually mad and emotionally mad about the armor/force protection topic.
by Douglas Farah
August 23, 2016 10:05 AM | Comments (0)
The chances the government’s ongoing peace negotiations with FARC will end with the guerrillas morphing into a political party willing and participating in the...
by John Zager and Robert Zager
August 22, 2016 03:41 AM | Comments (0)
This article discusses an alternative defensive strategy which addresses human performance capabilities and limitations to disrupt spearphishing attacks.
by G. Murphy Donovan
August 21, 2016 11:33 AM | Comments (1)
“History teaches us that we learn nothing from history.”
- - Hegel
by Nathan Grau
August 20, 2016 07:01 AM | Comments (0)
The confluence of the Army’s explicit ideology, its operational practices, and ability to wage war in a political vacuum left by an unstable civil authority fed into...
by Albert Palazzo
August 19, 2016 03:52 AM | Comments (0)
Mad Scientist # 14: On today’s battlefield, if it can be sensed it can be killed from afar, often with a single round. As the level of precision improves, this will...
by Patricia DeGennaro
August 17, 2016 03:44 AM | Comments (6)
Mad Scientist # 13: The Gray Zone is an ambiguous space. Not easy to visualize, it is cloaked making things beneath not always what they seem.
by Jordan Isham and Lorand Bodo
August 16, 2016 03:52 PM | Comments (1)
In order to develop effective counter-narratives, it is first necessary to conduct proper research that will lay the groundwork for any counter-narrative campaign.
by Jared M. Stafford, James J. Valdes and Aleksandr Miklos
August 16, 2016 05:17 AM | Comments (0)
Mad Scientist # 12: With the advancing field of genomics and gene modification, the possibility has arisen for applying these technologies to enhance a soldier’s...
by Christopher J. Heatherly
August 14, 2016 01:12 AM | Comments (3)
Mad Scientist # 11: War is man’s oldest profession. While we might aspire for peace, the exigencies of our world demand we prepare for war.
by Amy Krakowka Richmond, Chris Arney, Kathryn Coronges and Matthew Simonson
August 13, 2016 02:44 PM | Comments (1)
Mad Scientist # 10: As the demographic shift to an urban society continues, it becomes increasingly important to understand this complex terrain.
by Ryan Bauer
August 13, 2016 12:49 AM | Comments (14)
Though Russia traditionally relies on hard power to ensure state security and project power, the country may begin a revitalized effort of utilizing soft power to help...
by Phillip Jenison and Scott Kubica
August 12, 2016 05:53 AM | Comments (0)
Mad Scientist # 9: The Army risk mitigation processes and procedures needed to operate in a multi-national environment in order to prevent accidents and incidents.
by Clarence J. Henderson
August 12, 2016 12:06 AM | Comments (0)
Mad Scientist # 8: Routine complexities that we can forecast and prepare for, operational adaptability within the future security environment, and the changing nature of...
by Edward J. Horres
August 11, 2016 08:36 AM | Comments (1)
Mad Scientist # 7: The DoD's Third Offset Strategy - is it really strategy?
by Natalie Myers
August 10, 2016 05:32 PM | Comments (0)
Mad Scientist # 6: In 2050, the world will have welcomed a net 2.5 billion additional people in areas characterized as urban, with most of this increase concentrated in Asia...
by Patrick Andres James and Daniela Pisoiu
August 10, 2016 10:28 AM | Comments (1)
Violent extremism is a complex, psycho-social process that belies a simple explanation.
by Robert Schafer
August 10, 2016 04:15 AM | Comments (0)
The strategic impact that India and Pakistan will bring to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization should not go unnoticed by the United States and its allies.
by Dante Paradiso
August 9, 2016 03:29 PM | Comments (0)
A firsthand account of the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania on August 7, 1998.
by Amos C. Fox and Andrew J. Rossow
August 8, 2016 03:39 PM | Comments (0)
Russia’s actions in Eastern Europe have revived an era of limited war. Russia uses a hybrid warfare, nascent approach to warfare which levers information to achieve...
by Joel Lawton and John Hoven
August 8, 2016 09:53 AM | Comments (0)
The purpose of this article is to help tactically deployed soldiers engage in problem solving through conversational interviewing and application of qualitative methods.
by Paul Rexton Kan
August 7, 2016 02:02 PM | Comments (1)
Only a few examples exist where drug crops, to one degree or another, have played role in a war and where the conflict was resolved or appeared to be heading towards...
by Joel L. Davis, Gregory Seese, Rafael E. Linera Rivera and Peter Lejeune
August 7, 2016 05:32 AM | Comments (0)
Mad Scientist # 6: Social Media is becoming a powerful tool to recruit “foreign fighters” as well as to persuade groups and individuals to perform terrorist acts...
by Thomas Neely
August 7, 2016 03:17 AM | Comments (0)
The attritional war phase of our three modern wars is what distinguishes them from past conflicts.
by Chris Townsend
August 6, 2016 04:05 AM | Comments (0)
Rare is the leader who has not heard the triumphant story of a man named Rowan who when tasked to deliver a message to Garcia set off and accomplished the mission.
by Vince Tumminello
August 5, 2016 12:01 PM | Comments (0)
This paper focuses on the actions of the counterinsurgent and examines several types of COIN - listing practitioners and the core requirements for success in each.