by Dan Maurer
January 28, 2017 01:09 AM | Comments (0)
Strategy is one function we perform continuously and tacitly, in part because military justice demonstrates Clausewitz’s timeless caveat about simple things...
by James Burton
January 27, 2017 01:28 PM | Comments (2)
The best example of a group worthy of our attention, care and support is the northern Syria all-female self-defense unit, the Women's Protection Units (or Women's...
by Molly Molloy
January 26, 2017 05:38 AM | Comments (1)
If we add the estimate of approximately 25,000 people missing and/or disappeared as reported by the Mexican government the number of people killed or disappeared since 2007...
by Russell W. Glenn
January 25, 2017 06:37 PM | Comments (0)
In 2008 over half of the world's population lived in urban areas - at that point more of earth’s residents lived in built-up areas than there were people in the...
by Matt Bauer
January 24, 2017 01:19 AM | Comments (0)
Editors and foreign policy pundits Joseph Humire and Ilan Berman contend that Iran is leveraging the anti-U.S. sentiment of several leftist countries in the region.
by Gary Anderson
January 23, 2017 07:18 PM | Comments (1)
As President Trump inherits the war in Afghanistan, the best piece of advice anyone can give him is that this is about as good as it is going to get.
by John Bolton
January 23, 2017 04:54 AM | Comments (0)
The grinding work of national security policy in a complex world is made more difficult by fractured politics at home.
by Conrad Orr
January 22, 2017 02:32 PM | Comments (0)
A valuable and deeply researched source that provides a rarely-so-comprehensive comparative analysis of civil-military relations across four distinct nations; Canada, Russia...
by William Reno
January 21, 2017 08:07 PM | Comments (23)
President Trump's words and those of most of his team indicate a hodgepodge understanding of America’s role in maintaining an international order the world requires...
by David Smethurst
January 20, 2017 07:12 PM | Comments (1)
In 1800, the US was threatened by the Barbary States of Morocco, Tripoli, Algiers, and Tunis. Here are some interesting and little known facts about the First Barbary War.
by Daniel Urchick
January 20, 2017 11:21 AM | Comments (0)
The SCS is developing at an extraordinarily rate and the events that transpire in the region in the next two to three years will be some of the most significant geopolitical...
by Richard Best
January 19, 2017 01:07 AM | Comments (0)
The DNI and the ODNI have legitimate work to be done and a major effort to rewire the Intelligence Community is not now called for.
by Masoud Kazemzadeh
January 18, 2017 06:32 AM | Comments (1)
The death of Ayatollah Ali Akbar Rafsanjani on January 8 will dramatically change Iranian politics. He was one of the handful of the architects of the fundamentalist...
by Ehsan M. Ahrari
January 17, 2017 04:05 AM | Comments (3)
The sixth anniversary of The Arab Spring has come and gone, but not many people noticed. One of the main reasons was its utter failure to create either a stable, democratic,...
by Chris Budihas, Kyle Trottier and Steve Deuble
January 17, 2017 03:26 AM | Comments (22)
The Army will remain the only organization in our nation’s national security arsenal that enables the competent projection of national power to directly influence human...
by Dennis P. Chapman
January 15, 2017 04:06 PM | Comments (0)
The cause of Iraq’s troubles - the single event without which the hideous mutilation of today would never have occurred - was a 1958 coup d’état....
by Joss Meakins
January 13, 2017 07:40 AM | Comments (4)
Western scholars have seemed reluctant to engage with Chechnya as a COIN success. Such hesitancy may be partly due to the extreme unpalatability of Russian tactics.
by Octavian Manea
January 12, 2017 01:36 PM | Comments (1)
SWJ discussion with Daniel R. Green and William F. Mullen III, the authors of "Fallujah Redux: The Anbar Awakening and the Struggle with al-Qaeda".
by Sam Wilkins
January 11, 2017 03:18 PM | Comments (0)
Doran offers a persuasive and riveting revisionist history of President Eisenhower’s foreign policy approach to the Middle East.
by Andrew Kenealy
January 11, 2017 12:51 PM | Comments (2)
Soft power is an expansive concept, and every one of Mr. Trump’s immature tweets stands to lessen U.S. credibility as the example of a moral force.
by Sadcom via Happycom
January 4, 2017 11:58 AM | Comments (8)
Part Four of Four of “What’s Wrong with SOCOM?”
January 2, 2017 11:10 AM | Comments (4)
The Mabus priorities have been making the naval services more caring, inclusive, and environmentally protective.
by SWJ Editors
January 1, 2017 08:10 PM | Comments (1)
Have received some great entries so far - soliciting more for the SWJ-MWG writing contest. Continue on for all the details.
December 31, 2016 07:50 AM | Comments (3)
Part III of IV of “What’s Wrong with SOCOM?”
December 27, 2016 10:59 AM | Comments (0)
Part II of IV of “What’s Wrong With SOCOM?”
December 26, 2016 06:39 PM | Comments (0)
Just under three weeks left - continue on for all the details.
by J. “Zhanna” Malekos Smith
December 25, 2016 07:48 PM | Comments (0)
As the threat and effect of psychological warfare becomes more pronounced in cyberspace, policymakers must address this burgeoning security threat.
December 25, 2016 03:28 PM | Comments (5)
Part I: JSOC Winning the War Against White SOF and the Problems Massive Bureaucracy Gets You in the Conduct of Irregular Warfare
by Gordon Richmond
December 23, 2016 04:06 PM | Comments (9)
The new career course model is ultimately detrimental to the Special Forces Regiment. It deprives SF captains of some of the best training the Army has to offer.
by A.W. Sanders
December 23, 2016 01:57 PM | Comments (2)
Japan’s defeat at Guadalcanal was led by its “closed systems,” the military culture of Gekukojo, and a military strategy dismissive of operational...