by Jeremiah Foxwell
April 17, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (9)
Understanding the correlation between an insurgency’s goals and their IED design is crucial to defending against the devices and forecasting IED threats.
by Youssef Aboul-Enein
April 16, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (1)
Guerilla warfare is not an “Eastern Way of War,” it is the universal war of the weak.
by Jai Singh and Ajay Singh
April 16, 2013 02:20 AM | Comments (0)
Some US objectives remain unmet.
by Thomas Macias
April 15, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (2)
Chavista strategists have decided its best course of action is to run Chavez for president for a fifth time, only this time by proxy.
by Vanita Datta
April 12, 2013 09:04 AM | Comments (5)
The issue of the reach of the state needs to be put into a wider focus by including women and gender issues as part of the narrative.
by Joseph J. Collins
April 11, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (2)
One consistently wrong—but always convenient—prediction has been the improbability of ground wars and the declining utility of ground forces.
by Nicholas Murray
April 10, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (13)
If physical success on the battlefield cannot be translated into part of a larger aim, it is largely irrelevant even if it does a great deal of physical damage to the enemy...
by Stephen L. Melton
April 9, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (26)
The “U.S. in the Lead” COIN approach usually fails where security force assistance could succeed.
by Keith Vore
April 8, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (1)
Deeper understanding of groupthink, its causes, and mitigation techniques should help a commander and his staff prevent it from occurring, and red teams can assist in the...
by Mark Munson
April 5, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (17)
Despite success at degrading Philippine terrorist networks, much of the security gains have been transitory, while the underlying socio-economic problems in Mindanao and...
by EM Burlingame
April 4, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (33)
As SOCOM takes on the task of addressing population-centric conflict post-Iraq/Afghanistan, it must field a new type of SOF Operator--master of the full-spectrum of...
by Scott Sigmund Gartner
April 3, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (1)
Unlike other major wars the US has fought, Iraq & Afghanistan demonstrate extremely low occurrence of troops who become POW/MIA & high injury survival rates.
by Adrian Hänni and Lukas Hegi
April 2, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (5)
The study demonstrates the naivety of a superpower that allows an alleged ally to receive billions of dollars with which Pakistan financed groups that kill American soldiers...
by Dan McCauley
April 1, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (2)
What happened to the sports college?
by Richard L. Russell
March 29, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (6)
What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in the Middle East and South Asia spreads to the world.
by Jason B. Nicholson
March 29, 2013 02:25 AM | Comments (1)
Sudan is the Sub-Saharan country that most resembles those of North Africa, with its shared religion, culture, and language. Will the Arab Spring blow south?
by Mark L. Brown, Jr.
March 28, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (13)
The Civilian Irregular Defense Group was one of Special Forces’ greatest success stories and by far the greatest example of how to fight unconventional warfare with an...
by Casimir C. Carey III
March 27, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (1)
Russia has integrated cyber operations into its military doctrine.
by Abdullahi Osman El-Tom
March 26, 2013 10:05 AM | Comments (0)
Maintaining official armies in Africa makes little security, political or economic sense. The continent will do better without them altogether
by Chelsea Daymon
March 26, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
The Egyptian Sinai is becoming a breakaway state.
by Ellen Klein
March 25, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (2)
While COIN remains the convention, to varying degrees, in post-conflict and steady-state operations, rule of law will be an essential part of the US security mission.
by Evan Munsing
March 22, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (10)
Modern American values continue to grow apart from traditional military values, changing the face of military culture. Munsing offers a few ways to adjust to...
by Scott W. Ruston, Chris Lundry, Pauline Hope Cheong and Daniel Bernardi
March 21, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (6)
The explosive effects of rumors in Syria and insurgenceis around the world.
by James Howcroft
March 20, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (3)
The trajectory of developments holds value as a guide to the challenges of the next decade and the education and training needed to meet them.
by Jeff Gilmore
March 19, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
Constraint, imagination, and collaboration can produce meaningful innovations.
by Christopher Wilkerson
March 19, 2013 02:25 AM | Comments (1)
Do the terrain and the friendly and enemy situations allow stability operations at the village or district level?
by Chris Miller
March 18, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
Knowing the balance between when to exercise power and when to hold back is vital to maintaining America’s strength.
by Luke Falkenburg
March 15, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (1)
The only long-term solution to end the LRA’s child soldiering is through a decisive victory, which requires expanded regional and international involvement.
by Robert Tollast and Nathaniel Rosenblatt
March 14, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
Regardless of whether Britain and France arm the rebels, Syria faces more challenges than Assad’s rule. An interview with Nathaniel Rosenblatt from Caerus Ascociates by...
by Christopher Alexander and Alixe Turner
March 13, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (0)
The provision of both financial and development programs in the northern territories of Mali is an effective way to deter vulnerable groups from adhering to AQ ideology.