A comparison of World War II German and United States Army command cultures will reveal a chasm in the creativity, leadership, and execution capabilities of the officers...

The purpose of this paper is to explore cognitive errors leading to poor strategic-level U.S. military decision making and policy adoption.

American decision makers chose to fight to a high-consumption and high-cost war through conventional means rather than employing the unparalleled power of nuclear technology...

The attack began in small and unnoticed increments.  Quiet, stealthy infiltration in front of each position. Rats by the hundreds.

Many African soldiers are not accurate marksmen because they have problems seeing targets. Few African troops wear corrective eyewear or have access to eye examinations.

This essay argues that external support to the insurgents is usually a decisive factor in determining the outcome of an insurgency.

Guardians of the Machine - Defense Entrepreneurs Forum 2014.

In this article, we will highlight some of the operational mechanics involved in the Security Force Advise and Assist Team mission, and also provide key lessons learned.

The roles performed by U.S. Civil Affairs elements in Peru have changed dramatically in the past three years.  What began as operating out of the U.S. Embassy evolved to...

Modern counterinsurgency practice is fighting a new insurgency with new tactics based on old principles.

During mid-September, the IAG was kindly invited by the Deputy Prime Minister and commander of the northern front, to visit the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces north of Mosul...

The United States’ national adversaries are engaged in protracted unconventional warfare strategies designed to counter-balance U.S. military might.

There has been a lot of alarm spread about Ebola and the past weeks, and I am loathe to add fuel to the fire, but I am concerned about the possible weaponizing of Ebola by...

Interview with Dr. John Nagl on his just released book ...

The war in Cameroon remains little known and its very existence has been denied by official French spokesmen.

But UW Is Being Practiced Around The World By Those Who Are Interested In It

Southern Europe’s mass migration problem is out of control.  The U.S. government may be forced to address this fact sooner rather than later.

As the world watches the 2014 iteration of the Middle East conflict observers should remember that history is continuous rather than episodic.

The fundamentals of basic combat training are not new, only the specifics have changed.

I thought that I might build on the previous essay I wrote for DEF on how to develop an understanding of war and warfare through the study of military history in width, depth...

Our current system of military operations is reaching a point where it is not producing options which fit the expectations of our civilian leaders and perhaps the conditions...

Army doctrine does not adequately address the relationship between transition, collaboration and risk.

The purpose of this research is to propose the initial stages of development of a construct of an actual information domain.

The ability to understand how and why insurgencies end can provide better insight for counterinsurgent stakeholders and for more accurate applied foreign policy prescriptions...

We arrive in late 2014 at a 1947-like institutional moment.

The conventional wisdom about strategic inertia, doing little or nothing, is that whatever might be done might make things worse.

This is an attempt at establishing the facts as to how Georgia’s armored capability fared against what emerged to be as the Russian 58th Army’s 19th Motor Rifle...

Network-centric warfare doctrine continues to fall short of revolutionizing the battlefield, even after a decade of upgrades born out of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The actions and consequences of the Venezuelan struggle extend to all of the countries of Central America, the Caribbean, and the northern Andes.  They will especially...

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