by Sam Mullins
May 17, 2016 09:19 AM | Comments (2)
This article analyses the growing range of threats posed to military organizations by violent jihadists within the West.
by Steve Blank
May 16, 2016 11:26 AM | Comments (0)
An update on week 7 of Stanford University’s Hacking for Defense course.
by Ted Kim and Santiago Otero-Ortiz
May 16, 2016 09:30 AM | Comments (0)
An inside look at the Defense Attachés assigned to the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince and how they served on a diplomatic frontline alongside DoS diplomats and USAID...
by Joe Osborne
May 13, 2016 01:04 AM | Comments (21)
At the national security and policy level of the United States government there is a gap in the theoretical underpinnings of special operations.
May 12, 2016 10:28 AM | Comments (0)
An update on week 6 of Stanford University’s Hacking for Defense course.
by Octavian Manea
May 11, 2016 11:41 AM | Comments (1)
Small Wars Journal interview with Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad.
by Joshua A. Perkins
May 11, 2016 12:10 AM | Comments (3)
Did the addition of former Warsaw Pact states, and in particular Poland, as members to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization make NATO a stronger or weaker alliance?
by Chloë Gotterson
May 10, 2016 12:10 PM | Comments (0)
Colombia will likely remain on the negative side of the security spectrum unless a comprehensive series of preventative measures are put in place to restrict the...
by Marno de Boer
May 9, 2016 11:55 AM | Comments (0)
A rebuttal to Gary Anderson’s ‘Time to Bring Counterinsurgency to Molenbeek’.
by John Arquilla
May 8, 2016 08:25 AM | Comments (10)
Three ghosts haunt the halls of the Pentagon and the central military administrations of most developed nations - three ghosts who drive policy in costly, counterproductive...
by Njdeh Asisian
May 8, 2016 06:43 AM | Comments (0)
Political dissent smacks of religious transgression. For these and other reasons, Iran should not be expected to survive in the long term in its current theocratic...
by Steven Rotkoff and Kevin Benson
May 7, 2016 06:32 PM | Comments (2)
No matter how hard we think about the future, nor how many different versions of the future we posit, the future in reality will be different than we prognosticate.
by Joseph J. Collins
May 6, 2016 08:33 AM | Comments (2)
This essay is an attempt to encapsulate lessons from the Long War beyond the timeframe operative in the NDU book Lessons Encountered: Learning from the Long War.
May 6, 2016 08:15 AM | Comments (0)
An update on week 5 of Stanford University’s Hacking for Defense course.
by Michael Deegan
April 30, 2016 04:04 PM | Comments (0)
It wasn’t the trial of the century, but the strain of the pending verdict was apparent on the defendant’s face, a young, weary corporal.
by Jeong Lee
April 28, 2016 04:58 AM | Comments (11)
According to Andrew Bacevich the central question to be investigated is how and where did we get our grand strategy for the Middle East wrong?
by Bryan Lee
April 26, 2016 08:52 PM | Comments (0)
The Syrian Civil War is notable because communications and social technology have pervaded almost every aspect of this conflict.
by Robert Bunker
April 25, 2016 01:23 PM | Comments (0)
A Redeye Man Portable Air Defense System seized was in the possession of armed personnel belonging to La Linea.
April 25, 2016 01:03 PM | Comments (0)
An update on week 4 of Stanford University’s Hacking for Defense course.
by Andrew Valella
April 21, 2016 09:04 PM | Comments (5)
New ways of thinking must guide an evolving counterterror policy, lest we find ourselves perpetually threatened by extremism.
by Gary Anderson
April 21, 2016 07:15 AM | Comments (1)
What we see in Belgium and Paris are first stage insurgencies that can still be handled by police and good intelligence efforts.
by Aleksandra Nesic and Kamal Showaia
April 20, 2016 12:19 AM | Comments (0)
The time to put Libya back together is now; any delays will only further fragment the country and exacerbate the spread of ISIS.
April 19, 2016 10:11 AM | Comments (0)
An update on week 3 of Stanford University’s Hacking for Defense course.
by Tom Ordeman, Jr.
April 18, 2016 02:32 AM | Comments (2)
As both national parties' primary campaigns have unfolded, “Mattis 2016” references have quickly shed their levity.
by Michael Petranick
April 18, 2016 01:28 AM | Comments (2)
Conventional warfare is a dying platform by which asymmetric warfare and terrorism have replaced the conventional warfare dynamic.
by Franz J. Marty
April 16, 2016 11:21 PM | Comments (1)
While COIN doctrine might not be a magic bullet to end the war, it seems to be a better option than trying to kill one's way out.
April 13, 2016 04:17 PM | Comments (0)
An update on week 2 of Stanford University’s Hacking for Defense course.
by Thomas Matyók
April 12, 2016 04:45 PM | Comments (3)
The role of religion in peace operations is understudied and undertheorized. Needed by peace and stability operations leadership is a well-developed and...
by Dean Shumate
April 12, 2016 07:06 AM | Comments (0)
Although the military must be prepared to fight a conventional state on state conflict, it is an insurgency that the United States Government is more likely to confront.
by Julian Way and Robert Muggah
April 11, 2016 12:19 AM | Comments (0)
Due in part to the rapid digital penetration of the Internet and social media over the past decade, there are novel ways of tracking cartel and gang activity.