by Keith Nightingale
April 9, 2017 06:52 AM | Comments (3)
It is our national tar baby. Most simply, it is a mess. We are there. We would like to get out. What are our options?
by James Torrence
April 8, 2017 02:37 PM | Comments (0)
The risks of Wi-Fi hotspots are compounded when users do not understand how Wi-Fi networks work, and thus do not comprehend the risks associated with connecting to a free...
by Richard M. Ingleby
April 8, 2017 10:47 AM | Comments (0)
The primary reason for studying a nation’s military abilities should not be to affirm and extol the pleasant, but to expose and critically analyze shortcomings.
by Adam Day
April 8, 2017 07:10 AM | Comments (0)
The Security Council’s decision to lower the troop ceiling by 3,600 troops is not necessarily as drastic as it sounds. MONUSCO operates at well below its authorized...
by Joel Day
April 7, 2017 02:32 AM | Comments (2)
Where will ISIS be after Donald J. Trump? The President has forcefully asserted that he will destroy not only ISIS, but also vowed to “exterminate” all of Islamic...
by Justin M. Cobb, Damon B. Loveless and Angela M. Lewis
April 7, 2017 01:22 AM | Comments (2)
If success was measured by how often a subject is mentioned or written about the U.S. military would surely be a smart culture-savvy force to be reckoned with.
by Octavian Manea
April 6, 2017 07:27 AM | Comments (2)
SWJ discussion with Seth G. Jones, Director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND Corporation.
April 5, 2017 08:08 AM | Comments (6)
Revisited: A 2011 SWJ Discussion with Dr. Nadia Schadlow, Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Strategy
by Lucas Winter
April 5, 2017 07:43 AM | Comments (0)
The Desert Hawks are a hybrid entity, both SyAA strike force and Jaber brothers PMC. The latter role has allowed them to emerge as successful loyalist intermediaries.
by Gary Anderson
April 5, 2017 06:49 AM | Comments (1)
General Milley is right. We need to take on the megacity combat challenge. If the enemy know we can fight there and win, he is much less likely to fight there at all.
by Sean M. Castilla
March 25, 2017 10:56 AM | Comments (3)
Despite the growing emphasis on megacity contingencies, many question the premise of U.S. participation in megacity conflict.
by Marisa Mendoza and Robert Bunker
March 23, 2017 06:32 PM | Comments (0)
Mexican Cartel Tactical Note #31: Use of Burreros to Scale and Lift Up Border Fencing
by Michael Kim and Charles Schultz
March 22, 2017 10:52 AM | Comments (5)
This paper presents a vision of future warfare by extrapolating technological trends and uniting them under an operational concept.
by Arthur Deegan, Yasir Khalid, Michelle Kingue and Aldo Taboada
March 22, 2017 05:17 AM | Comments (0)
This paper explores the complexity surrounding the Syrian Civil War, current legislation that exists regarding cyber-warfare and ethics of cyber-attacks.
by Robert Fahs
March 21, 2017 07:11 PM | Comments (0)
Scholar and war correspondent Bernard Fall liked to gather information about combat in the field, near the front lines, where the fighting was going on - and he had done a...
by Nathaniel Moir
March 20, 2017 05:28 AM | Comments (1)
As shown in a memorable War On the Rocks article, the legacy of the United States’ Counterinsurgency doctrine includes a contentious foundation.
by Daniel Ward
March 19, 2017 09:17 AM | Comments (1)
U.S. vital interests need to be addressed through strong relationships and alliances. The U.S. cannot be content to rely on past goodwill and must actively build and nurture...
by Cheryl Phillips
March 18, 2017 01:48 AM | Comments (23)
The United States is losing the information war against Daesh. Communication professionals must better understand the Daesh narrative, how it is constructed and promulgated...
by Terron Wharton
March 17, 2017 02:12 PM | Comments (3)
Warfighting functions do not integrate all five domains, adequately leverage emerging capabilities in electronic, information, and cyber-warfare, and do not provide a...
by Robert Bunker and Marisa Mendoza
March 16, 2017 08:57 PM | Comments (0)
Mexican Cartel Tactical Note #30: Marijuana Kettlebells and Catapult and Air Cannon Projectiles
by Mark E. Vinson
March 15, 2017 12:45 AM | Comments (35)
If, as President Obama asserted, “ideologies are not defeated by guns,” but by “better ideas,” then how should the U.S. military be used to help...
by Guy Fricano
March 14, 2017 03:43 AM | Comments (1)
Islamic State emphasis for hijrah in the immediate future bring support to previous observations regarding the theme of Urgency.
by Magdalena Defort
March 13, 2017 09:21 PM | Comments (6)
This essay addresses solutions for how the Army can strengthen its landpower in terms of the comprehensible understanding and awareness of the human dimension of the...
by Stephen Webber
March 12, 2017 11:54 AM | Comments (0)
How does a nation facing a serious internal threat develop the security institutions needed to protect its populace and what does a modern military force postured to defeat...
by Dan Sukman
March 11, 2017 09:25 PM | Comments (2)
As the Army looks to develop concepts on fighting wars in all domains, contributing to what has historically been an Air Force mission is paramount to our success in future...
by Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob
March 10, 2017 03:49 PM | Comments (1)
Considering how resilient Boko Haram has been over the years and the recent spate of attacks, I believe the war is anything but won and has entered a new and much more...
by G. Murphy Donovan
March 10, 2017 02:06 PM | Comments (307)
Any performance evaluation to date is probably premature. Nonetheless, early on, there are some good and bad omens.
March 9, 2017 05:43 PM | Comments (0)
Mexican Cartel Tactical Note #29: Vehicular Ramps Used to Bypass Border Fencing
by Paul W. Taylor
March 8, 2017 08:52 PM | Comments (0)
The Navy should seriously consider developing a true maritime civil affairs capability, not only because it is required by Department of Defense policy, but because the...
March 7, 2017 10:45 PM | Comments (0)
This paper presents an analytical summary of the Yemeni Republican Guard’s adaptation to changing conditions in Yemen following the 2011 resignation of Ali Abdullah...