by SWJ Editors
January 1, 2017 07:10 PM | Comments (1)
Have received some great entries so far - soliciting more for the SWJ-MWG writing contest. Continue on for all the details.
by Sadcom via Happycom
December 31, 2016 06:50 AM | Comments (3)
Part III of IV of “What’s Wrong with SOCOM?”
December 27, 2016 09:59 AM | Comments (0)
Part II of IV of “What’s Wrong With SOCOM?”
December 26, 2016 05:39 PM | Comments (0)
Just under three weeks left - continue on for all the details.
by J. “Zhanna” Malekos Smith
December 25, 2016 06:48 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 02:28 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 03:06 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 12:57 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...
by Charles Staab
December 22, 2016 10:47 AM | Comments (1)
The United States should petition a reclassification of perfidy from the United Nations to ensure the legal protections and force protection of SOF while conducting...
by Norman Ricklefs
December 22, 2016 12:10 AM | Comments (1)
As the Mosul operation grinds forward, it is vitally important for the US and its allies to double down on their commitment to supporting the Iraqi Army and the Counter...
by Michael Peck
December 21, 2016 04:15 AM | Comments (1)
Operation Whirlwind: A paper simulation of the Soviet assault on Budapest designed by prolific wargame designer Brian Train.
by Tim Huening
December 20, 2016 10:04 AM | Comments (0)
Human factors in military operations must become a central consideration in Joint Force campaign planning and execution.
by A. Sparkes
December 19, 2016 11:07 AM | Comments (2)
Scales on War exposes the reader to the ground truths and mortal realities of the politically unfavoured means and the un-pretty practice of dismounted close combat...
by Adam Twardowski
December 19, 2016 12:10 AM | Comments (2)
Trump's election has already forced the United States’ European allies to contemplate a future where the United States might no longer underwrite Europe’s...
by Christopher Cedros
December 18, 2016 10:23 AM | Comments (0)
SOUTHCOM’s diplomatic actions are effective because it can operate at both ends of the spectrum within the realm of coercive diplomacy.
by Clark Johnson
December 17, 2016 10:49 AM | Comments (0)
This paper was prepared in early 2010, when it might still have been possible to advance an agenda for a diversified private sector in Iraq. We missed our opportunity...
by Nathan P. Jones
December 15, 2016 12:09 AM | Comments (0)
This paper assesses maritime drug smuggling by Mexican drug trafficking organizations on the coast of California with an emphasis on the use of panga boats.
by Jeff Goodson
December 14, 2016 01:01 AM | Comments (0)
Ambassador Jonathan S. Addleton: The Dust of Kandahar: A Diplomat Among Warriors in Afghanistan. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis.
by Alexander Velez-Green
December 13, 2016 01:23 PM | Comments (90)
The United States and Russia are already at war. At least, that’s what many in Moscow seem to think - and this war is not fought like past conflicts.
by Vincent A. Dueñas
December 12, 2016 11:12 AM | Comments (3)
The key thesis of this book is to analyze the theory that it is possible to use irregular warfare as a national military strategy to adopt a ‘professional irregular...
by Adam E. MacAllister, Dan Spengler, Kyle Larish and Nam-young Kim
December 12, 2016 10:06 AM | Comments (0)
The potential threat posed by Special Interest Aliens is receiving renewed emphasis, particularly in view of the recent terrorist attacks across Europe and North Africa.
by Lance A. Wilkins
December 11, 2016 11:44 AM | Comments (0)
The “info-agile” world is not myth. It is reality, and any institution concerned with advancing truth must deal comprehensively with the manipulative nature of...
by Gregory H. Murry
December 10, 2016 05:06 PM | Comments (0)
At the end of the Vietnam War the U.S. Army was in disarray. Racial animosities, drug abuse and rebellious attitudes caused CSA Creighton Abrams to reorganize the way the...
by Lincoln Ward
December 9, 2016 03:36 PM | Comments (0)
This essay focuses on noteworthy contributions that are essential for the operational artist to “better understand the problem or problems at hand.”
by Malcolm Nance
December 9, 2016 03:46 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a short excerpt and a link to this 31 October 2007 SWJ article. It is Small Wars Journal’s most read piece.
by Daniel H. McCauley and Sadi S. Sadyev
December 8, 2016 05:19 AM | Comments (0)
While frustrating to some, the United States’ increasing inability to dictate preferred outcomes should come as no surprise.
by Douglas Farah
December 8, 2016 03:20 AM | Comments (0)
As past demobilization efforts show, significant segments of non-state armed actors who are supposed to disarm simply move on from ideologically inspired violence to...
by John P. Sullivan and Robert Bunker
December 6, 2016 02:17 PM | Comments (0)
Three nations in Central America’s Northern Triangle have implemented an integrated, multinational task force to combat the threat from gangs.
by Nicholas Hermberg
December 6, 2016 09:54 AM | Comments (0)
The United States has failed to appropriately respond to the gray zone so far, so what should the new administration strive for?
by Roger J. Chin
December 6, 2016 06:05 AM | Comments (1)
Are successful international companies and drug cartels so different after all? Apparently not.