by Aaron W. Childers
May 14, 2015 09:28 AM | Comments (7)
Given current adversaries and the changing nature of the world we live in today, the US Army needs to embrace Secretary Work’s advice on the need for innovation.
by Octavian Manea
May 13, 2015 04:58 PM | Comments (8)
A SWJ discussion with Emma Sky, the author of the just published book “The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq”.
by Scott Stanford
April 1, 2015 05:21 PM | Comments (19)
It will come as bad news to many in the Army that there is no longer any such thing as “the enemy.”
by Nathan A. Jennings
March 25, 2015 06:44 AM | Comments (5)
An entire American armored brigade in Poland, in particular, would finally capture acute historical significance.
by Victor R. Morris
March 25, 2015 12:09 AM | Comments (7)
One of the current challenges involving COISTs stems from an overall military shift.
by Jeff Goodson
March 23, 2015 11:45 PM | Comments (5)
It is a tenet of our system of justice that the punishment should fit the crime.
by Keith Nightingale
March 22, 2015 09:36 PM | Comments (7)
Understanding ISIS is fairly simply, resolving it as a matter of National interest is a lot harder.
by Robert Bunker
March 22, 2015 09:25 PM | Comments (0)
“Splinter Gulf Cartel drug groups fight for control of Matamoros/Reynosa.”Mexico DailyReview. 14 February 2015,
by Paul Rexton Kan
March 15, 2015 08:23 PM | Comments (5)
Many in the academic and policy communities share the notion that organized crime groups operate similarly to legitimate businesses.
by Michael Deegan and Joseph V. Moreno
March 13, 2015 10:47 AM | Comments (0)
Jordan is a key United States strategic partner. This essay provides basic information about Jordan the military practitioner should know.
by Spencer B. Meredith III
March 12, 2015 07:03 PM | Comments (0)
Special Operations Forces have the potential to prevent and deescalate many conflicts before they become outright shooting wars.
by Dan Maurer
March 12, 2015 03:26 PM | Comments (2)
The Army’s senior leadership seems to routinely probe the future when faced with a smaller Army and fewer resources than desired, and more threats than are comfortable...
by Joseph R. Núñez
March 12, 2015 08:52 AM | Comments (37)
Hoping that Iran will neither add to the sectarian divide nor expand its influence and control is more than fanciful.
by Dan E. Stigall
March 11, 2015 10:00 AM | Comments (0)
In an increasingly unstable world order, there has never been a greater need for international cooperation in the fight against transnational crime and terrorism.
by Arnel David
March 11, 2015 08:37 AM | Comments (9)
Now, more than ever, the nation requires the Army to make fundamental changes to ensure it is prepared for the complex challenges of the future.
by Jason Rivera
March 11, 2015 06:35 AM | Comments (0)
Iran perceives itself as the underdog in a protracted conflict where it is outmanned, outgunned, militarily surrounded, and diplomatically isolated.
by Marc Lindemann
March 2, 2015 04:47 PM | Comments (4)
When systems fail the drawbacks of an increasingly exclusive focus on digital-systems training – and the associated sacrifice of traditional training – become...
by Alex Deep
March 2, 2015 07:06 AM | Comments (62)
The fundamental principle of utilizing a combination of conventional and irregular methods to achieve a political objective is consistent with older forms of conflict.
March 1, 2015 08:34 AM | Comments (7)
Clausewitz would laud Putin’s ability to use war as a way of achieving political ends.
by Shawn Woodford
February 28, 2015 04:21 AM | Comments (0)
"America’s Modern Wars: Understanding Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam" (Casemate, 2015, 376 pages, $32.95) by Christopher A. Lawrence.
by Doyle Quiggle
February 26, 2015 10:09 AM | Comments (2)
In this article, I apply Jonathan Matusitz’s insights from Symbolism in Terrorism to identify and isolate the plotline of the ISIS beheading narrative.
by Morgan Smiley
February 25, 2015 06:48 PM | Comments (2)
The recent National Security Strategy (NSS) as well as events unfolding in Iraq may point the way for what we will see in the years to come and how we can expect to deal with...
by Alex Calvo
February 20, 2015 08:40 AM | Comments (0)
Last year was witness to three police operations against gangs in Catalonia, targeting the Latin Kings, the Mara Salvatrucha (MS13), and the Bloods.
February 17, 2015 08:39 PM | Comments (1)
It was the anniversary of the passing of Ed “Too Tall” Freeman, Congressional Medal of Honor winner and a true shepherd of the National flock.
by Philip K. Abbott
February 17, 2015 04:44 PM | Comments (1)
Outlines the root causes of Colombia’s existing security and development challenges and highlights some of the shortcomings in Colombia’s “counterinsurgency...
by Mark Smith
February 16, 2015 01:51 PM | Comments (0)
This article examines the effectiveness of the Australian Defence Force’s interaction with government and non-government agencies in ‘small wars’ since 1999...
by John Fitzpatrick
February 15, 2015 09:06 PM | Comments (1)
The hope is that this investigation will shed light on a little-remembered chapter of American history; thus providing policy makers with yet another historical data point to...
February 14, 2015 01:23 PM | Comments (0)
Interview with Carter Malkasian, the author of “War Comes to Garmser. Thirty Years of Conflict on the Afghan Frontier”.
by Michael Bailey and John Via
February 13, 2015 12:58 PM | Comments (0)
Given global urbanization trends, the Army must be prepared to confront challenges arising in megacities to remain a relevant instrument of national power.
by John P. Sullivan and Adam Elkus
February 2, 2015 06:05 PM | Comments (2)
While it would be tempting to posit Paris as another bloody data point explained by our conceptual schema, Paris is in fact cause for broadening and expanding it.