In the darker recesses of the night, I see things that have been seen I wish not to see again. But they come, and they go.

The space and cyber domains have changed the traditional notions of what constitutes war by expanding war into a global and continuous enterprise.

Fully implementing Mission Command requires more than a veneer of leader training and superficial emphasis on decentralization.

This essay offers a close reading of Sparta’s diplomatic engagement with Athens following its stunning defeat at Pylos.

Identifying and influencing the local population favorably enables time and space to conduct military operations.

Beyond tactical capabilities, there exists a critical requirement to advise foreign nations’ forces at the strategic and institutional levels.

Tools such as FireChat, though impressive in their own right, are representative of emerging disruptive technologies that can be used to either enable or inhibit military...

Modern British doctrine, while espousing many successful principles, neglects some critical lessons from actual British practice.

This paper argues that while conventional military tensions are building with North Korea, Western allies should prepare for a dramatic increase in conflict against non-state...

The U.S. government, corporate America, academia and the U.S. Joint Armed Forces must design a policy, strategy and doctrine for a “Whole of Nation” approach for...

Submitted in collaboration with TRADOC's Mad Scientist Continuum: Visualizing Multi-Domain Battle - 2030-2050.

The techniques of sniping have developed alongside technological advances in sniper rifles, so the sniper rifle is actually best regarded as an extension of the sniper’...

As long as states like the Central African Republic are unable to protect their citizens and development workers, the situation will not improve.

The paper evaluates the magnitude of threat posed by Violent Non-State Actors as opposed to hostile states actors with a national intelligence apparatus.

Adversaries of the United States have recognized the susceptibility of its military to irregular warfare threats and will certainly exploit it in future conflicts.

Should the Army prepare to fight other modern militaries like those of Russia and China, or orient on stabilizing war-torn states like Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan?

In the year 2044, an artificial intelligence programmed character conducts platoon-level noncombatant evacuation operations simulation in a crumbling chaotic megacity.

The conflict between a need to maintain domestic political support for the government while also modernizing military leadership is not unique to Afghanistan.

This essay explores the themes of UN peacekeeping offensive operations and Unexploded Ordinance, Explosive Remnants of War and Improvised Explosive Devices.

This strategy should be considered alongside others to wage a non-traditional war against a non-traditional enemy.

Cartels are born from greed but they are also byproducts of Mexico’s flawed policies.

There are two competing arguments regarding the gravity of the threat that cyber-attacks pose to the nation’s security.

Army doctrine requires problem identification in all problem solving processes but that doctrine is silent on the format and design of a problem statement.

The biggest changes to the character of war seem to be ahead of us as the 21st century opens what looks like Pandora’s Box.

On doctrine - a fictional conversation that occurs routinely in Professional Military Education classrooms and hallways.

This situation removes public spaces from the commons and places this territory in the hands of corporate or plutocratic elite rather than under state control.

The author makes several distinctions on how reading for the purposes of military self-development differs from reading practices in academia.

Failure in training is vital in unconventional and conventional warfare environments. Battalion and higher staff must fail in training and then correct their mistakes.

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With increasing scrutiny on Qatar to ease their foreign policy initiatives, more allegations are digging into Qatar’s already controversial track record.