by Ehsan Ahrari
March 15, 2016 06:54 PM | Comments (5)
As the United States is eagerly, if not desperately, trying to build its anti-Daesh (ISIS/ISIL/IS) coalition, Iran is increasingly appearing to be an important potential...
by Danielle L. Ippolito
March 14, 2016 07:28 PM | Comments (0)
Mad Scientist series - Biomarker-based far-forward diagnostic strategies and technologies have the potential to transform military healthcare in megacities and dense urban...
by Robert Schafer
March 13, 2016 10:02 AM | Comments (2)
The challenge is to not only identify and define the threat of ISIL, but to influence a wide network of interagency stakeholders to take decisive measures.
by Steven S. Speece, Keith B. Klemm, Salomon Alvarez and Scott A. Andresen
March 13, 2016 09:14 AM | Comments (0)
Prestige weapons, often symbols of power and policy, rarely affected the outcomes of tactical engagements.
by Matthew Noland
March 13, 2016 04:39 AM | Comments (0)
A cadre concept would ensure that a Combatant Commander had a well-trained core of professionals and platforms to perform small-scale riverine operations if required.
by Doyle Quiggle
March 12, 2016 12:00 PM | Comments (6)
The primal motivational pattern of diplomatic coercion as understood within the context of intertribal warfare is important to study.
by Elton F. Duncan IV
March 11, 2016 08:42 PM | Comments (2)
Although the U.S. is heavily invested in the region, stability in the Pacific will continue to be a secondary priority to the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East.
by William Hedges
March 11, 2016 07:29 AM | Comments (0)
Mad Scientist series - An analytic framework in support of framing, mapping, and developing courses of action for operations in dense urban areas.
by Alma Keshavarz
March 10, 2016 06:40 PM | Comments (1)
Many of the declassified letters from bin Laden’s “bookshelf” are about mundane concerns with reference to family and al-Qaeda members abroad, the remainder...
by Robert C. Hodges
March 9, 2016 03:24 PM | Comments (6)
Americans as a whole, do not fully understand the current IED attack capabilities and the threat posed to the U.S.
by Marcie Fowler and Laura L. McGhee
March 8, 2016 04:20 AM | Comments (0)
“Mad Scientist” series - There is a need for improved pain control on the battlefield, as well as in higher echelons of casualty care.
by Paul O. Kwon
March 7, 2016 04:52 PM | Comments (0)
“Mad Scientist” series - The need for an Integrated Global Health Surveillance and Response Program through a complex web of surveillance, education, and...
by Carole N. House
March 7, 2016 01:10 AM | Comments (0)
Unconventional warfare and political warfare offer valuable strategic options beyond traditional military means to achieve national policy objectives.
by Robert Murphy
March 6, 2016 11:10 AM | Comments (52)
“Paper Tiger (noun): one that is outwardly powerful or dangerous but inwardly weak or ineffectual” -Merriam-Webster.com
by David Rodman
March 5, 2016 01:30 AM | Comments (0)
Skilled armies sometimes choose to emphasize attrition over maneuver warfare because circumstances warrant such decisions.
by Mark A. Carter
March 4, 2016 06:58 AM | Comments (0)
This paper identifies challenges faced by Geographic Combatant Commanders when operating as part of a multinational force or an interagency team.
by Christopher Paul
March 3, 2016 05:40 PM | Comments (7)
What might really be interesting but hidden within the various conceptions of gray zone conflict, ambiguous warfare, political warfare, and their ilk.
by Philip Lere
March 3, 2016 04:43 PM | Comments (2)
The US-led Coalition adjusted its logistics strategy, setting out to create an Afghan system based on the model of “pull” sustainment. The Afghans were, and...
by Robert Bunker
March 2, 2016 10:13 PM | Comments (0)
Bloodbath on the beaches: The Mexican drug gangs riding on JET SKIS to blast victims ‘James Bond-style’.
by Richard Wolfel, Amy Krakowka Richmond, Mark Read and Colin Tansey
March 2, 2016 02:35 PM | Comments (0)
“Mad Scientist” series - As the US Army considers the challenges of operating in dense urban areas, leadership requires a basic understanding of the operating...
by Alfred C. Crane and Richard Peeke
February 26, 2016 08:29 AM | Comments (0)
“Mad Scientist” series - It may prove beneficial to leverage the IOT in order to provide our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines the decisive advantage needed...
by Shade T. Shutters, Wes Herche and Erin King
February 26, 2016 04:21 AM | Comments (0)
“Mad Scientist” series - It is critical that we understand complex systems. This requires embracing a complex adaptive systems framework focused on urban...
February 25, 2016 05:42 PM | Comments (1)
Today’s non-warfighters have largely forgotten that Western civilization’s art and style of thinking was invented by a grunt, a decorated hero, a veteran of three...
by Dylan Farley
February 24, 2016 03:29 PM | Comments (0)
Urban areas present diverse challenges and one issue is communications. Communications that could be easy in other environments become remarkably more challenging in urban...
by Dawn A. Morrison and Colin D. Wood
February 23, 2016 03:58 PM | Comments (0)
"Mad Scientist" series - Megacities and dense urban environments are firmly on the horizon as likely and potential environments for future warfare and humanitarian...
by Frank Prautzsch
February 22, 2016 04:54 PM | Comments (0)
The latest in the “Mad Scientist” series - By 2050, urbanization will arguably be the most consequential event in the history of mankind.
by Jan Berkow and Ron Poropatich
February 19, 2016 02:11 AM | Comments (0)
This "Mad Scientist" essay posits that Tactical Combat Casualty Care capabilities must undergo disruptive changes that enable the development of an “...
by Geoffrey Demarest
February 18, 2016 01:18 AM | Comments (0)
This "Mad Scientist" essay proposes adoption of a specific planning framework for urban operations.
by Russell W. Glenn
February 17, 2016 07:15 AM | Comments (0)
Megacities are sure to challenge every member of a coalition. How these urban areas might do so in the intelligence realm in the near future is the primary focus of this...
by Jay Gilhooly
February 16, 2016 01:20 AM | Comments (0)
To better understand the challenges of securing the border, this article analyzes the Border States environment, the human element, and then look towards the future.