Perhaps after hard-hitting briefings from Mattis and McMaster, Trump finally realized Obama’s decision to remain in Afghanistan was both realistic and necessary.

Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 4: Brigands, Bank Robbery, and Brazilian Gang Evolution at Ciudad del Este and the Triple Frontier

This paper updates and expands upon an essay published in Small Wars Journal in 2014. Some of the text from the 2014 essay has been left intact as still operative....

Mexican Cartel Strategic Note No. 21: Quantifying Conflict in Mexico - Armed Conflict, Hyper-Violent Criminality or Both?

The invasion began with subtle sounds and vibrations on cat’s paws growing to crescendo.  We remember and depict the crescendos but forget the subtlety of sounds...

Combating Corruption: Improving Department of Defense Support in Attacking the Corruption, Transnational Organized Crime, and Transregional Terror Organization...

China’s inroads to the U.S. entertainment industry merit closer examination given their implications for information warfare.

In understanding dominance, leaders will be better suited to develop feasible, acceptable, and suitable operational approaches and tactical plans for the multi-domain...

The principal recommendation for NATO reform here, is to expel Turkey, recognize Kurdistan, and end Ankara’s pipe dream of accession to the European Union.

Wait.  Wait.  GO.  Slam.  Knees hitting the deck.  Recover.  Move back. Don’t get in the way.  Pack it in.  Jam it up. Repeat....

Half the world’s population is women - in combination with some cultural aspects that are present in the world - SOF will not be relevant without the the integration of...

Attacks on journalist and media outlets are mechanisms of intimidation used to dampen or influence reportage in favor of the criminal enterprise and/or corrupt state organs...

The aftermath of Colombia’s long FARC insurgency has left a criminal power vacuum.

This paper's intent is to evaluate Israel’s performance in the second Lebanon war by identifying key failures, the causes of those failures, and to draw out lessons...

It is incumbent on all leaders of this generation to gain a better understanding of what makes up a subordinate’s background and subsequently, how to best lead them.

Evidence from recent truck attacks suggests an objective that cuts deep into the fabric of society: an erosion of the trust-based system of social rules that allow a city to...

By employing a more information-centric approach as a cornerstone of our operations, we can ultimately win faster and more efficiently.

What makes these elections interesting is that Iran is not a one-man dictatorship.  The fundamentalist regime that rules Iran is an oligarchy.

A critical component of turning the tide must be economic development.

As one CT practitioner at a recent George C. Marshall Center event noted, “Counter Terrorism in the absence of women is doomed to fail.”

If a robot “covered your six” in a firefight, would you show it gratitude?

A Small Wars Journal and Military Writers Guild Writing Contest Finalist Article

This appears to be the first known incident in the Mexican criminal insurgency in which the TTP of utilizing women and children as human shields has taken place.

One of the top 8 submissions from the first-ever U.S. Army TRADOC Science Fiction Writing Contest.

One of the top 8 submissions from the first-ever U.S. Army TRADOC Science Fiction Writing Contest.

Today’s emerging biotechnology is simultaneously the most exciting and concerning evolution of biology in the modern era.

One of the top 8 submissions from the first-ever U.S. Army TRADOC Science Fiction Writing Contest.

A Small Wars Journal and Military Writers Guild Writing Contest Finalist Article

Why a label and its use obfuscates the most critical variable of social and cultural reality necessary for mission success.

One of the top 8 submissions from the first-ever U.S. Army TRADOC Science Fiction Writing Contest.