by Joel L. Davis, Gregory Seese, Rafael E. Linera Rivera and Peter Lejeune
August 7, 2016 05:32 AM | Comments (0)
Mad Scientist # 6: Social Media is becoming a powerful tool to recruit “foreign fighters” as well as to persuade groups and individuals to perform terrorist acts...
by Thomas Neely
August 7, 2016 03:17 AM | Comments (1)
The attritional war phase of our three modern wars is what distinguishes them from past conflicts.
by Chris Townsend
August 6, 2016 04:05 AM | Comments (0)
Rare is the leader who has not heard the triumphant story of a man named Rowan who when tasked to deliver a message to Garcia set off and accomplished the mission.
by Vince Tumminello
August 5, 2016 12:01 PM | Comments (0)
This paper focuses on the actions of the counterinsurgent and examines several types of COIN - listing practitioners and the core requirements for success in each.
by Jeff Jager
August 5, 2016 06:17 AM | Comments (0)
Foreign Policy named Gülen the world’s top living intellectual and described him as an inspirational leader to millions around the world and persona non grata in...
by George Galdorisi
August 4, 2016 05:04 AM | Comments (0)
Mad Scientist # 5: The expanding use of armed, unmanned systems is not only changing the face of modern warfare, but is also altering the process of decision-making in combat...
by Adewunmi James Falode
August 4, 2016 04:31 AM | Comments (1)
The fluidity and adaptability of the BHG during multiple phases have made it difficult for Nigeria to evolve a coherent strategy to contain its activities.
by John Bolton
August 3, 2016 01:40 AM | Comments (2)
This article argues that the proper place for new aviators to start flight training in is a simple, fixed-wing trainer.
by Colin D. Wood
August 2, 2016 11:17 AM | Comments (1)
This article is the fourth in the TRADOC/SWJ’s latest “Mad Scientist” call for papers.
by Tom Ordeman, Jr.
August 2, 2016 03:42 AM | Comments (1)
One of history's most recent and successful COIN campaigns proved so successful that few, even in the military community, are aware that it ever took place.
by G. Murphy Donovan
August 1, 2016 02:43 AM | Comments (21)
Flynn is one of the few professional intelligence officers to cut through the fog of Obama era apologetics and tighten the focus on the war we are fighting, not wars we might...
by Alexander Liffiton
August 1, 2016 02:17 AM | Comments (0)
The purpose of this paper is to discern why the Soviet Union intervened in Afghanistan, and why the United States and its allies delegated to the Mujahedin.
by Kimberly Amerson and Spencer B. Meredith III
July 31, 2016 02:38 AM | Comments (0)
This article is the third in the TRADOC/SWJ’s latest “Mad Scientist” call for papers.
by Kevin Freese
July 30, 2016 06:10 PM | Comments (0)
This article is the second in the TRADOC/SWJ’s latest “Mad Scientist” call for papers.
by Gregory Seese, Rafael E. Linera Rivera and Peter Lejeune
July 29, 2016 05:02 AM | Comments (2)
This is the first article in the second round of the TRADOC “Mad Scientist” call for papers.
July 28, 2016 07:29 PM | Comments (1)
This article presents a red team exercise that posits requirements for an Afghan Taliban victory in Afghanistan over a 5-year timeline.
by Keith Nightingale
July 28, 2016 06:58 PM | Comments (0)
Humans encroach on the wilderness, but nature extracts its own not so subtle revenge with the tools of drought and fire. Such as it is today.
by Larry Kay
July 27, 2016 07:47 AM | Comments (6)
Based on a request from SOCOM to the Director of the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies, the author and his instructor briefed this paper and its ideas to...
by Alex Quade
July 26, 2016 09:57 PM | Comments (0)
Alex first reported on this issue for The Washington Times. Here's the rest of her story.
by Daniel Urchick
July 26, 2016 04:34 AM | Comments (0)
It is important to assess the progress of the PLAAF’s degree of progress toward achieving the capabilities it requires by the early 2030s and this paper intends to do...
by Craig Noyes
July 26, 2016 12:59 AM | Comments (1)
This article examines Islamic State’s decision-making, focusing specifically on its pivots between temporal and ideological priorities.
by Robert Schafer
July 24, 2016 01:26 AM | Comments (0)
The role of CA in denied areas is a hotly contested topic among members of the special operations community. Feedback is mixed - in favor and against.
by Graham E. Fuller
July 23, 2016 05:58 AM | Comments (1)
Only the withdrawal of American and NATO boots on the ground will begin to allow the process of near-frantic emotions to subside within Pakistan, and for the region to start...
by Lucas Winter
July 22, 2016 09:50 AM | Comments (1)
This paper looks at the genesis, evolution and growth of the Syrian Army’s “Tiger Forces” and their leader Suheil al-Hassan.
by Rick Chersicla
July 22, 2016 12:58 AM | Comments (0)
American special operations support efforts aimed at building West African military capability over the last five years have been largely successful.
by Charles J. Dunlap, Jr.
July 21, 2016 12:35 PM | Comments (6)
Does the NATO treaty “automatically” require the U.S. use force to defend a NATO ally? The short answer is “no”.
by Drew Calcagno
July 21, 2016 07:20 AM | Comments (0)
What happens when social protection runs awry – rather than enabling market-led development, al-Shabaab creates a structure that rejects it.
by Casey Carr
July 20, 2016 08:31 AM | Comments (0)
With catastrophe and resiliency, there is a clear movement away from bio-politics and the antics of social engineering. Populations are becoming more viewed as...
by Michael J. Dawdy
July 20, 2016 06:46 AM | Comments (2)
As the US peers into the future of irregular conflict, there are historical trends of the likely prevalence of Unconventional Warfare in the coming decades as a policy tool...
by Richard M. Ingleby
July 19, 2016 12:18 AM | Comments (29)
Scholars and students of warfare have yet to look at military occupations collectively to see if any common themes, trends or correlations emerge.