by Theo Lipsky
January 19, 2015 03:55 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 05:27 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 18, 2015 11:05 PM | 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 06:57 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 06:29 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 05:31 PM | Comments (2)
Radicalization is not necessarily related with Islam as Russian examples clearly demonstrate.
by Daniel Tyler Brooks
January 4, 2015 05:41 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 03:09 PM | Comments (0)
This article examines the activities of Australian Jihadists in Syria and Iraq.
by Kevin E. Gentzler
December 30, 2014 09:03 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 10:21 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 01:11 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 10:16 AM | Comments (3)
Modern military uniforms simultaneously serve two contradictory purposes—identification and concealment.
by Joseph Becker
December 12, 2014 07:51 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 04:27 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 04:02 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 09:22 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 4, 2014 11:04 PM | 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 05:30 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.
by Scott Jasper and Scott Moreland
December 1, 2014 11:50 PM | Comments (30)
Understanding how the Islamic State fits the profile of a hybrid threat is integral to the development of unified strategies to counter them.
by Thomas Doherty
December 1, 2014 04:15 AM | Comments (5)
If you just give the Host Nation (HN) stuff or do stuff for them you become their system.
by Dr Aaron P. Jackson
December 1, 2014 03:04 AM | Comments (7)
Have you ever read a military concept or doctrine publication, or an academic or professional paper about warfare or military operations, and wondered how it came to include...
by Doowan Lee and Glenn W. Johnson
December 1, 2014 01:40 AM | Comments (2)
The movement to understand the nature of Unconventional Warfare through the lens of Special Movement Theory is a continuing effort.
by Dr Edwina Thompson
November 30, 2014 11:04 AM | Comments (0)
What is the purpose of civil-military guidelines? Who are the authors and their intended audience? What is the extent of their readership? How can they help...
by Aaron Taliaferro, Wade P. Hinkle and Alexander O. Gallo
November 26, 2014 12:48 AM | Comments (5)
Lessons learned from development efforts as well as practitioners’ perspective and observations on the effectiveness of DOD’s efforts to train and advise foreign...
by Robert T. Ault
November 25, 2014 07:10 AM | Comments (0)
If historical examples are any indicator irregular warfare will remain a part of current and future conflicts.
by David Wise
November 25, 2014 05:31 AM | Comments (2)
As we look back on the third anniversary of the death of Qaddafi it is impossible to argue with the President’s self-assessment that his greatest foreign policy error...
by Christopher J. Mewett
November 24, 2014 04:11 PM | Comments (0)
What if the U.S. military hasn’t been focusing on the wrong thing the whole time?
by Keith Nightingale
November 22, 2014 05:56 PM | Comments (0)
The anniversary of the Grenada invasion is a watershed for the United States by putting the Vietnam experience behind it as well as restoring the International respect it had...
by Chris Baldwin and Jeff Baldwin
November 21, 2014 05:51 PM | Comments (2)
Over the past several years the US Army has renewed its focus on mission command and a key component of mission command is the use of mission orders.
by Yinon Weiss
November 20, 2014 09:54 AM | Comments (28)
No amount of training, no matter how well we train our foreign allies, will be enough to defeat an enemy if there is no fundamental and cultural trust and commitment to that...