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.
by Keith Nightingale
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...
by Octavian Manea
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.
by John Bolton
February 2, 2015 11:53 AM | Comments (4)
Within Army culture there is a basic misunderstanding regarding Standards and Rules. They are not the same, despite a long-standing military...
by John E. Michel
January 31, 2015 02:03 PM | Comments (0)
Leaders today face increasing pressures as they navigate their organizations through a constant barrage of dynamic business conditions and more demanding stakeholder...
January 29, 2015 08:12 PM | Comments (4)
Small Wars Journal interview with Robert Martinage.
by Jeff Moore
January 23, 2015 05:11 AM | Comments (0)
The Baga attack signifies the genocidal nature of Boko Haram’s violence, the group will undermine West Africa’s security unless Nigeria can quickly improve its...
by Jay Morse
January 23, 2015 05:00 AM | Comments (31)
The Regionally Aligned Forces concept is certainly not business as usual, but is also the result of a sobering truth: leveraging national military power to secure our vital...
by Holly Hughson
January 23, 2015 04:48 AM | Comments (0)
The West must orient itself to the composite that ISIS presents and avoid the catastrophic pitfall of trying to create the enemy it wants to fight at the expense of the one...
by Clark Johnson
January 22, 2015 12:14 AM | Comments (0)
Going back to 1989, and certainly since 2001, the US has failed to construct a coalition of moderates that might be able to enhance legitimacy and increase stability.
by David L. Edwards
January 22, 2015 12:11 AM | Comments (7)
Asian support for ISIL will largely be based in Southeast Asia, which possesses the largest Muslim population in the region and will manifest through Asian nationals...
by Daniel R. Grazier
January 22, 2015 12:07 AM | Comments (2)
Before we embark on our next foreign adventure, Americans need to remember as long as we accept the moral responsibility for ungoverned spaces, insurgent forces will attack...
by Brian Drohan
January 21, 2015 12:26 AM | Comments (0)
The study of European—and particularly British—imperial experiences with insurgency produced two contending schools of thought on the legacy of counterinsurgency...
by Alexs Thompson
January 21, 2015 12:18 AM | Comments (10)
This article suggests that a new definition of religion is necessary to properly conceptualize and develop policy in response to violent religious behaviors.
by John Maier
January 21, 2015 12:05 AM | Comments (5)
Our National Guard forces should be retooled for asymmetrical warfare and domestic utilization, while our active duty forces should maintain their kinetic combat supremacy....
by Melinda Hutchings
January 20, 2015 04:34 AM | Comments (0)
Adam Smith’s Invisible Hand vs. The Taliban: Bottom-Up Expeditionary Diplomacy in Fragile States – Best Practices from the Civilian Surge in Afghanistan
by Paul T. Bartone and Albert Sciarretta
January 20, 2015 12:25 AM | Comments (0)
In the future global environment, the U.S. military will rely more heavily on distributed command groups for managing and responding to crises and threats.
by Jeremy Sauer, Francisco Vega, Allisa Walker and Carlos Haddock
January 20, 2015 12:12 AM | Comments (0)
Adding another joint function to the current set of six, which is attuned to the human domain, will fill a significant gap.
by Theo Lipsky
January 19, 2015 04:55 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 06:27 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 19, 2015 12:05 AM | 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 07:57 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 07:29 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...