by John Zambri and Usha Sutliff
November 18, 2014 03:00 AM | Comments (3)
The officer-involved shooting in Ferguson, Missouri and the civil unrest that followed has brought the issue of the increased “militarization” of...
by Kirby Dennis, Kris Karafa and Rebecca Patterson
November 18, 2014 02:28 AM | Comments (5)
The military’s lessons from a decade of war can be particularly useful for a domestic audience facing similar challenges.
by Philip K. Abbott
November 16, 2014 03:26 PM | Comments (5)
It is the author’s view that the country of Colombia has evolved into what can be coined as an intractable conflict with the FARC-EP.
by Mbaye Bashir Lo
November 7, 2014 08:41 AM | Comments (5)
The roots of IS can be traced back to US’s 2003 invasion of Iraq, but its ideology belongs to that of al-Qaeda, the pillar of modern militant Islam.
by Henri Boré
November 5, 2014 10:21 PM | Comments (0)
The core issue at stake is that the propagation of Ebola is rooted in the long standing culture of corruption and the archaic traditional beliefs that still prevail.
by Christopher Varhola
November 5, 2014 10:07 PM | Comments (3)
In a world of over seven billion people, the human domain and civil concerns on the battlefield are not distracters to be ignored or sidestepped by the military.
by Nicholas B. Pace
November 5, 2014 07:49 AM | Comments (4)
With the US increasingly involved in counter-terror operations across the world, terrorist organizations have had to become more flexible and adaptive to their environment....
by Robert M. Klein
November 5, 2014 12:38 AM | Comments (1)
There are two leading concepts for how the U.S. should approach a future conflict with China: Air-Sea Battle and Offshore Control.
by Ilwoo Lee
November 4, 2014 11:03 PM | Comments (0)
Altering politics so as to curtail suicide bombers, IEDs, and the like, may no longer be possible in this day and age and even undesirable under the terms it has to be...
by John Case
November 4, 2014 07:32 AM | Comments (2)
A comparison of World War II German and United States Army command cultures will reveal a chasm in the creativity, leadership, and execution capabilities of the officers...
by Joel Lawton
November 4, 2014 07:11 AM | Comments (4)
The purpose of this paper is to explore cognitive errors leading to poor strategic-level U.S. military decision making and policy adoption.
by Nathan A. Jennings
November 4, 2014 06:37 AM | Comments (0)
American decision makers chose to fight to a high-consumption and high-cost war through conventional means rather than employing the unparalleled power of nuclear technology...
by Keith Nightingale
November 3, 2014 10:31 AM | Comments (0)
The attack began in small and unnoticed increments. Quiet, stealthy infiltration in front of each position. Rats by the hundreds.
by Arnold Hammari
November 3, 2014 10:19 AM | Comments (2)
Many African soldiers are not accurate marksmen because they have problems seeing targets. Few African troops wear corrective eyewear or have access to eye examinations.
by Bruce J. Reider
October 28, 2014 06:47 AM | Comments (0)
This essay argues that external support to the insurgents is usually a decisive factor in determining the outcome of an insurgency.
by Mikhail Grinberg
October 27, 2014 05:59 AM | Comments (0)
Guardians of the Machine - Defense Entrepreneurs Forum 2014.
by Thomas McShea and Kyle Harnitchek
October 27, 2014 04:14 AM | Comments (0)
In this article, we will highlight some of the operational mechanics involved in the Security Force Advise and Assist Team mission, and also provide key lessons learned.
by Francisco M. Hernandez
October 27, 2014 01:21 AM | Comments (1)
The roles performed by U.S. Civil Affairs elements in Peru have changed dramatically in the past three years. What began as operating out of the U.S. Embassy evolved to...
by Wayne Tyrrell
October 26, 2014 09:33 AM | Comments (5)
Modern counterinsurgency practice is fighting a new insurgency with new tactics based on old principles.
by Norman Ricklefs, Therese Tayah and Iraq Advisory Group
October 25, 2014 10:18 PM | Comments (1)
During mid-September, the IAG was kindly invited by the Deputy Prime Minister and commander of the northern front, to visit the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces north of Mosul...
by Jason Rivera
October 25, 2014 11:15 AM | Comments (67)
The United States’ national adversaries are engaged in protracted unconventional warfare strategies designed to counter-balance U.S. military might.
by Gary Anderson
October 25, 2014 05:02 AM | Comments (0)
There has been a lot of alarm spread about Ebola and the past weeks, and I am loathe to add fuel to the fire, but I am concerned about the possible weaponizing of Ebola by...
by Octavian Manea
October 24, 2014 09:00 AM | Comments (0)
Interview with Dr. John Nagl on his just released book ...
by Elizabeth Rechniewski
October 24, 2014 04:50 AM | Comments (0)
The war in Cameroon remains little known and its very existence has been denied by official French spokesmen.
by David S. Maxwell
October 23, 2014 09:34 AM | Comments (35)
But UW Is Being Practiced Around The World By Those Who Are Interested In It
by Mark Lawrence
October 16, 2014 12:48 AM | Comments (6)
Southern Europe’s mass migration problem is out of control. The U.S. government may be forced to address this fact sooner rather than later.
by David Musick
October 15, 2014 10:10 PM | Comments (3)
As the world watches the 2014 iteration of the Middle East conflict observers should remember that history is continuous rather than episodic.
by Robert G. Dixon
October 14, 2014 10:11 PM | Comments (3)
The fundamentals of basic combat training are not new, only the specifics have changed.
by H. R. McMaster
October 13, 2014 10:14 PM | Comments (5)
I thought that I might build on the previous essay I wrote for DEF on how to develop an understanding of war and warfare through the study of military history in width, depth...
by Kevin Benson
October 13, 2014 08:34 AM | Comments (0)
Our current system of military operations is reaching a point where it is not producing options which fit the expectations of our civilian leaders and perhaps the conditions...