by Jeff Moore
January 23, 2015 05:11 AM | Comments (0)
The Baga attack signifies the genocidal nature of Boko Haram’s violence, the group will undermine West Africa’s security unless Nigeria can quickly improve its...
by Jay Morse
January 23, 2015 05:00 AM | Comments (31)
The Regionally Aligned Forces concept is certainly not business as usual, but is also the result of a sobering truth: leveraging national military power to secure our vital...
by Holly Hughson
January 23, 2015 04:48 AM | Comments (0)
The West must orient itself to the composite that ISIS presents and avoid the catastrophic pitfall of trying to create the enemy it wants to fight at the expense of the one...
by Clark Johnson
January 22, 2015 12:14 AM | Comments (0)
Going back to 1989, and certainly since 2001, the US has failed to construct a coalition of moderates that might be able to enhance legitimacy and increase stability.
by David L. Edwards
January 22, 2015 12:11 AM | Comments (7)
Asian support for ISIL will largely be based in Southeast Asia, which possesses the largest Muslim population in the region and will manifest through Asian nationals...
by Daniel R. Grazier
January 22, 2015 12:07 AM | Comments (2)
Before we embark on our next foreign adventure, Americans need to remember as long as we accept the moral responsibility for ungoverned spaces, insurgent forces will attack...
by Brian Drohan
January 21, 2015 12:26 AM | Comments (0)
The study of European—and particularly British—imperial experiences with insurgency produced two contending schools of thought on the legacy of counterinsurgency...
by Alexs Thompson
January 21, 2015 12:18 AM | Comments (10)
This article suggests that a new definition of religion is necessary to properly conceptualize and develop policy in response to violent religious behaviors.
by John Maier
January 21, 2015 12:05 AM | Comments (5)
Our National Guard forces should be retooled for asymmetrical warfare and domestic utilization, while our active duty forces should maintain their kinetic combat supremacy....
by Melinda Hutchings
January 20, 2015 04:34 AM | Comments (0)
Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand vs. The Taliban: Bottom-Up Expeditionary Diplomacy in Fragile States – Best Practices from the Civilian Surge in Afghanistan
by Paul T. Bartone and Albert Sciarretta
January 20, 2015 12:25 AM | Comments (0)
In the future global environment, the U.S. military will rely more heavily on distributed command groups for managing and responding to crises and threats.
by Jeremy Sauer, Francisco Vega, Allisa Walker and Carlos Haddock
January 20, 2015 12:12 AM | Comments (0)
Adding another joint function to the current set of six, which is attuned to the human domain, will fill a significant gap.
by Theo Lipsky
January 19, 2015 04:55 PM | Comments (0)
Since the end of the Liberian Civil War in 2003, the United States has been engaged in a partnership with the UN and the Government of Liberia to rebuild the Liberian...
by Eric C. Anderson
January 19, 2015 06:27 AM | Comments (6)
Welcome to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, otherwise known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or the Islamic State.
by Phil Walter
January 19, 2015 12:05 AM | Comments (2)
The demobilization, rehabilitation, and reintegration plan focuses on those who may be swayed.
by Lee Jae Hun, Peter Scharling Pedersen and Chad M. Pillai
January 6, 2015 07:57 PM | Comments (2)
To successfully combat 21st Century problems, in an era of resource and geo-political power constraints, the U.S. and its Allies need to develop a JIIM approach to Irregular...
by Joseph J. Collins
January 5, 2015 07:29 PM | Comments (22)
This review essay looks at: the memoir of a Secretary of Defense, a recent RAND study, the cri de coeur of a retired general, and the memoir of a combat veteran and...
by Dmitry Shlapentokh
January 5, 2015 06:31 PM | Comments (2)
Radicalization is not necessarily related with Islam as Russian examples clearly demonstrate.
by Daniel Tyler Brooks
January 4, 2015 06:41 AM | Comments (10)
Understanding how the democratization of Iraq failed could be instructive to future endeavors towards democratization throughout the world.
by Herman Butime
December 30, 2014 04:09 PM | Comments (0)
This article examines the activities of Australian Jihadists in Syria and Iraq.
by Kevin E. Gentzler
December 30, 2014 10:03 AM | Comments (0)
This essay provides an examination of current thought on how to build a team capable of performing at a high level.
by Nathan White
December 28, 2014 11:21 AM | Comments (1)
As the U.S. charts a way forward in its campaign to combat ISIL, it must not repeat the same mistakes from U.S. whole-of-government operations over the past decade-plus of...
by Gary Anderson
December 22, 2014 02:11 PM | Comments (59)
The war against the self-styled Islamic State is beginning to look more and more like the late, unlamented war in Vietnam.
by Robert H. Gregory, Jr.
December 13, 2014 11:16 AM | Comments (3)
Modern military uniforms simultaneously serve two contradictory purposes—identification and concealment.
by Joseph Becker
December 12, 2014 08:51 PM | Comments (54)
The threat posed by ISIL cannot be eradicated in the short term, and the involvement of U.S. ground forces would do little to address the underlying problems.
by Dave Shunk
December 12, 2014 05:27 AM | Comments (2)
In the world of anti-access and area denial (A2/AD) discussions the anti-access portion is the stand out issue.
by Erik J.M. Gemza
December 12, 2014 05:02 AM | Comments (0)
The Military Police Corps continues to be the DOD proponent for the protective service mission in support of our senior military and civilian government leaders abroad.
by Knox Thames
December 11, 2014 10:22 AM | Comments (1)
The violence is spreading, resulting in acute violations of human rights that jeopardize the stability of fragile states.
by Brenda Fiegel
December 5, 2014 12:04 AM | Comments (5)
Starting around 2008 Russia began providing military support to Nicaragua through the provision of funds, equipment and training.
by Kyler Ong
December 4, 2014 06:30 PM | Comments (4)
This article argues that the recent resurgence of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham gained momentum during the Syrian civil war in 2011.