by Joseph J. Collins
July 15, 2014 10:00 AM | Comments (3)
American generals who thought that they could talk the President into extending the Surge were sadly mistaken.
by Jai Singh
July 11, 2014 05:21 AM | Comments (0)
The recent return to US custody of Bowe Bergdahl, following his June 30, 2009 disappearance, has generated a substantial amount of debate and controversy.
by Irina Alexandra Chindea and Byron Ramirez
July 10, 2014 07:43 AM | Comments (0)
This is the third and last essay in the series that examines the rising threat of organized criminality and its spillover effects across levels of analysis.
by Glenn Penner
July 9, 2014 07:03 AM | Comments (8)
The literature on NGOs includes very little about NGO-military relationships in troubled areas.
by John Zambri
July 8, 2014 12:19 AM | Comments (8)
Domestic law enforcement methods and strategies are pressed continuously to evolve and adapt so as to address the ever increasing interconnectedness – globalization...
by Richard O. Day
July 7, 2014 11:36 PM | Comments (0)
This article asserts that if organizational leaders focus on human-to-human interface points for easier integration, it will lay the foundational logic needed to allow for...
by Nathan A. Jennings
July 7, 2014 12:56 PM | Comments (0)
Among the varied personalities exposed by the tensions of war, the Spartan commander Brasidas emerges as a definitive figure who illustrates the strengths and weaknesses of...
July 6, 2014 11:23 PM | Comments (0)
The purpose of this second essay is to develop our analytical framework in more depth and provide a detailed analysis.
by Charles J. Sullivan
July 5, 2014 11:23 PM | Comments (1)
As the United States and its coalition partners prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan, America should come to embrace a more proactive foreign policy vis-à-vis the...
July 5, 2014 05:51 AM | Comments (0)
Organized criminal groups have expanded their networks and employed technology in novel and startling ways to counteract efforts to detect, disrupt, and capture them.
by Michael McBride
June 29, 2014 04:26 AM | Comments (0)
Iran today poses a potential threat not only to the region, but also to the international community.
by Luke Lischin
June 28, 2014 11:12 AM | Comments (0)
After a decade spent in the shadow of the Afghan Taliban, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan claimed ownership over increasingly frequent waves of violence.
by Sylvia Longmire
June 26, 2014 11:32 PM | Comments (0)
What is setting the current influx of migrants apart is the sheer number of unaccompanied children who make up the majority of the tidal wave.
by James C. Bithorn
June 26, 2014 11:14 PM | Comments (10)
The feedback and analysis system along with metrics used by the US and ISAF to quantify measures of success in Afghanistan has been disproportionately focused on enemy...
by Chris Shove
June 26, 2014 12:17 AM | Comments (7)
The purpose of this paper is to describe social science research methods employed in Afghanistan during 2011-2012 and to report their use to clarify social issues related to...
by Pamela L. Bunker
June 26, 2014 12:05 AM | Comments (2)
Community policing is a paradigm within law enforcement suggesting that most issues are best dealt with proactively at the community level through collaborative engagement....
by Dan McCauley
June 25, 2014 03:51 AM | Comments (0)
What is important for the Joint force to understand is that social structures are not the stable, highly integrated, and harmonious systems as presented on a map.
by Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, and Chad C. Serena
June 24, 2014 11:36 PM | Comments (0)
Despite the scope of the threat to Mexico’s security, violent drug-trafficking organizations are not well understood, and optimal strategies to combat them have not...
by Rob Pinney
June 23, 2014 11:30 PM | Comments (5)
As potentially the ‘first counterinsurgency victory of the twenty-first century’, the Sri Lankan experience turns much of this conventional wisdom on its head.
by Gary J. Hale
June 23, 2014 11:20 PM | Comments (1)
The emergence of autodefensas (self-defense} or vigilante groups in Mexico has far-reaching international implications that may not be readily visible.
June 22, 2014 11:34 PM | Comments (4)
Fighting Fire with Fire: Texas Rangers and Counterinsurgency in the 1847 Mexico City Campaign
by Clint Arizmendi, Ben Pronk and Jacob Choi
June 22, 2014 11:10 PM | Comments (0)
Given the exponential growth and popularity of digital fabrication, also known colloquially as 3D printing, it is timely to question the implications that it holds for...
by Samuel R. Greene
June 19, 2014 06:09 AM | Comments (3)
Malcolm Gladwell uses high pressure defense as a metaphor for insurgency in his newest book, David and Goliath. The lesson he draws is that the weaker party should...
by Irina Alexandra Chindea
June 16, 2014 02:38 PM | Comments (0)
Coordination Failures Among Mexican Security Forces: How the Mexican Government Botched the War on Drugs
by Robin L. Duane
June 15, 2014 07:32 AM | Comments (5)
Afghan sovereignty and future prosperity requires a more effective security force that is locally trained and fielded, and solely funded by Afghanistan.
by Joshua Jordan
June 13, 2014 11:42 PM | Comments (3)
A key question going unanswered is whether “The Clash of Civilizations” is still a driving force in current and future operational environments.
by Geoffrey Demarest
June 12, 2014 11:34 PM | Comments (4)
How the US Army thinks about strategy, thinking which is unavoidably influenced by how the word strategy is defined, bears on how institutions will imagine,...
by Ganesh Sitaraman
June 12, 2014 11:28 PM | Comments (21)
The new COIN manual retains a section on “Legal Considerations,” upgrading it from an appendix to its own chapter.
by Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group
June 11, 2014 11:09 PM | Comments (2)
Continue on for three loosely related articles meant to inspire novel thought on military operations in the growing urban landscapes of the future.
by Emmanuel Wekem Kotia and Fiifi Edu-Afful
June 11, 2014 09:03 AM | Comments (0)
The seventh anniversary of the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah conflict provides a critical opportunity to evaluate the global effect in a number of dimensions.