by David Segalini
March 6, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (6)
The CIA should focus on gathering intelligence to inform policy makers and to attack the underlying causes and enablers of terrorist group formation and action.
by Octavian Manea
March 5, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (23)
When Afghanistan failed, then COIN was seen as having failed too, having proved itself too risky, too time-consuming to justify its extraordinary investment in lives and...
by Mark Jacobsen
March 4, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (5)
This article proposes a positive vision for how disruptive junior officers and established senior officers should advance the discussion about improving their services.
by John Catherine
March 1, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (3)
West German law enforcement used combinations of intelligence analysis and HUMINT collection while simultaneously engaging and disrupting the Red Army Faction.
by David Sterman
February 28, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (3)
Under certain conditions, supporting rebels can achieve strategic objectives without causing instability or humanitarian catastrophe.
by Raymond Miller
February 27, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (2)
Miller traces the history of conflict resolution and negotiation during the four Tuareg rebellions in Mali, focusing primarily on the role of ideology.
by David Rodman
February 26, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (0)
Israel’s defenses against rockets and ballistic missiles provide important strategic benefits to the state, and they may change the face of Middle Eastern warfare in...
by Joshua Thiel and Douglas A. Borer
February 25, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (11)
If the coalition consolidates on major bases along the ring road and attempts a Soviet-style hub and spoke concept, the result will be the same: defeat.
by Youssef Aboul-Enein
February 22, 2013 04:12 AM | Comments (1)
Those interested in Vietnam, the mechanics of secret peace talks, and the national decision making of several countries will find this an important and historic work.
by Yasir Kuoti
February 22, 2013 03:25 AM | Comments (2)
As someone who was born and lived in Iraq, I witnessed much of what Dr. Sassoon describes and believe that his analysis is profound and accurate.
by Bradley E. Weisz
February 21, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (36)
From 13-14 May 2010, the COIN shura took place in Kabul aboard Camp Julien, the COIN Academy in Afghanistan to refocus the Surge's forces on COIN.
by George A. Barbee
February 20, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (0)
Through the use of conventional and irregular forces, Gen Nathaniel Greene brought Cornwallis' forces to a culminating point and precipitated the surrender at Yorktown....
by T.S. Allen
February 19, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (16)
An economic approach to understanding the nature of rural corruption in Afghanistan suggests that ISAF anti-corruption measures should focus directly, not indirectly, on this...
by Magdalena Defort
February 18, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (0)
Capo-militaries, by their diverse portfolio of activities, such as the use of sophisticated weapons, logistics, and tactics, have become threats to national and international...
by Carl Forsling
February 15, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (21)
The Afghan knows he has much to learn from the American. Americans are often too intellectually arrogant to admit they have several things that they can learn from Afghans....
by Marcus B. Griffin
February 14, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (1)
Garbology: As our soldiers gain insights, more and more talking trash with the locals will provide a whole new body of intelligence.
by Jiayi Zhou
February 13, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (4)
The primacy of the state may be nowhere more pronounced than where terrestrial political borders have no relevance.
February 13, 2013 03:25 AM | Comments (6)
Canadian Army Officer A. A. Cohen has written a new and refreshing book on the life, ideas, and intellectual struggles of the French officer David Galula.
by Francis Domingo
February 12, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (8)
The Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army is struggling for survival.
by Martin Kuz
February 11, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (4)
Like the war itself,the length of The Outpost will dissuade most Americans from bothering with it, but Tapper wants us to remember those who served in...
by Martin Gabriel
February 8, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (8)
During the second half of the 19th century, stability in southeastern Europe was challenged by newly emerging nation-states as well as the decay of the Ottoman Empire.
by Craig Whiteside
February 7, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (1)
Times of crisis can be a brief window of opportunity for large institutional bureaucracies to overcome jurisdictional boundaries and make changes to business...
by Joe Royo
February 6, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (2)
What is operational art? An example from the Normandy breakout in WWII.
by John M. Gillette
February 5, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (28)
Afghanistan required a different approach yet we failed in our analysis, strategy, and application of resources.
by Iver Gabrielsen
February 4, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (3)
The Surge was only one piece of a broader confluence of events, critically the Shiite victory in the civil war, the formation of “Sons of Iraq” groups, the cease-...
by Alexa Hoyne
February 4, 2013 03:25 AM | Comments (2)
A model for the Iraqi military that seeks to minimize the threats of sectarianism, insurgency, and rampant unemployment over the next five years through mandatory...
by Mehar Omar Khan
February 1, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (6)
Insurgency has evolved in five seminal ways since Mao's time. Ideas and literature on it should too.
by Kenneth A. Starskov
January 31, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (0)
Scott balanced risk and opportunity through a combination of careful planning and preparation, combined with strategic and operational understanding and patience.
by Jason Roach
January 30, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (34)
The growth of Islamism in the Pakistan Army is a distinct threat to US interests in the region.
by Dan McCauley
January 29, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (0)
The Joint Force requires culturally “savvy” leaders capable of developing a global perspective, able to synthesize diverse viewpoints, and with the ability to...