by Steve Rotkoff
November 7, 2013 10:25 PM | Comments (4)
The Army has had a program operating since 2006 (University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies) aimed at better understanding the human domain in support of decision...
by Octavian Manea
November 7, 2013 06:27 AM | Comments (2)
The Role of an Air Sea Battle-Centric Posture in Strategic Reassurance: SWJ Interview with Elbridge Colby by Octavian Manea.
by Jason M. Bender
November 5, 2013 11:18 AM | Comments (5)
The Cyberspace Operations Planner: Challenges to Education and Understanding of Offensive Cyberspace Operations.
by Joseph J. Collins
November 4, 2013 12:26 PM | Comments (45)
Peter Mansoor’s book, Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War adds to the list of impressive works about the Surge....
by John P. Sullivan
November 4, 2013 08:10 AM | Comments (0)
SWJ's Spanish version of Criminal Insurgency: Narcocultura, Social Banditry, and Information Operations.
by Major Crispin Burke, Major James King, and Lieutenant Colonel Niel Smith
November 1, 2013 08:44 AM | Comments (7)
While programs like DCGS-A, CPOF, and MTS may be capable, troops generally deride their atrocious user interface, and poor, almost non-existent interoperability.
by Robert Jordan Prescott
November 1, 2013 08:09 AM | Comments (3)
Book Reviews: Wrong Turn:...
by David S. Maxwell
October 31, 2013 01:44 PM | Comments (90)
Thoughts on the Future of Special Operations: A Return to the Roots - Adapted for the Future.
by Brian C. Collins
October 31, 2013 01:17 PM | Comments (0)
One danger of increased proliferation could well be the commencement of an accelerated race to go nuclear across the Middle East.
by Stephen J. Fallon
October 30, 2013 06:02 PM | Comments (2)
The French government’s weak commitment to maintaining the rule of law and her tradition of civil liberties cost her public support.
by Daniel M. Frickenschmidt
October 30, 2013 03:18 PM | Comments (0)
Only ninety miles from Florida, America’s entry into the age of Irregular Warfare had arrived and would find a permanent place in strategic policy, planning and funding...
by Joseph Royo
October 30, 2013 05:39 AM | Comments (0)
In 1970 Secretary of Defense, Melvin R. Laird, proposed a defense strategy to President Nixon. This strategy sought to shift the defense focus from war to peace.
by Terry McDonald
October 29, 2013 05:07 PM | Comments (0)
The use of the center of gravity construct allows for stability centric problems to be understood in an environment which military forces may not be used to.
by Ruben Stewart
October 29, 2013 01:52 PM | Comments (0)
The recent development and adoption of population centric counterinsurgency (COIN) doctrine and tools has led to an ongoing and important debate about the utility of this...
by Andrew Marvin
October 29, 2013 04:05 AM | Comments (6)
In the pursuit of high-quality political or intelligence analysis, analysts need to be aware of lazy narratives that might encounter.
by John Maier
October 27, 2013 08:23 PM | Comments (9)
There comes a time when action must be taken. The Mexican Drug War has become an untenable threat to the government of Mexico and a humanitarian crisis to the World.
by José de Arimatéia da Cruz
October 27, 2013 03:17 PM | Comments (0)
The argument put forward here is based on the transformation thesis which argues that cyber terrorism is “criminal or harmful activities that are informational, global...
by Jason Thomas
October 25, 2013 10:57 AM | Comments (1)
On 16 January 2013 the BP and Statoil ASA In Amenas gas facility in Algeria was attacked by al Qaeda linked terrorists resulting in the deaths of 40 workers.
by Gary Anderson
October 23, 2013 05:24 PM | Comments (24)
A quarter of a century ago four Marine Corps officers and a civilian military analyst wrote a piece for the Marine Corps Gazette on something they called Fourth...
by Keith Nightingale
October 23, 2013 04:40 PM | Comments (1)
The unmatched military capabilities we enjoy today, not to be confused with strategic shortfalls, were shaped by the failure of the Iran Rescue and the confusion surrounding...
by US Army Irregular Warfare Center
October 22, 2013 03:52 PM | Comments (12)
The first in a series produced by AIWC and MCCoE designed to generate discussion amongst the community of interest on the definition for Irregular Warfare.
by John D. McRae
October 21, 2013 11:50 PM | Comments (0)
The modernization of the Chinese military was predicated on a new set of assumptions, namely that the nature of warfare that the Chinese would be most likely to face was now...
by Albert Palazzo
October 21, 2013 05:59 PM | Comments (0)
Military revolutions are a periodic redefining of what is possible in war and what is not, and those organizations that first grasp their potential have an advantage over...
by Michael Bush
October 21, 2013 07:30 AM | Comments (3)
Militias can be essential assets to the establishment of security in coordination with effective counter-insurgency strategy, but they come with risks.
by Charles Graham
October 21, 2013 07:10 AM | Comments (0)
The threat of online Islamic radicalism is a growing issue for the U.S. and the West today; however, little is being done by lawmakers.
by United States Military Academy, Defense and Strategic Studies Division
October 21, 2013 06:09 AM | Comments (1)
The Defense & Strategic Studies Program at West Point organized a multi-disciplinary, academic and professional forum to discuss the many perspectives on potential US...
by Rob Newson
October 18, 2013 01:37 PM | Comments (6)
The drone war alone, without a corresponding indirect approach, will, over the long term, force AQAM to get better, harder, more creative, and more resistant to direct...
by Tyrell Mayfield
October 18, 2013 08:00 AM | Comments (12)
If the DoD continues to ignore the management and leadership issues facing the APH program it can expect more of the same.
by J. Michael "Mike" Young
October 18, 2013 07:47 AM | Comments (0)
Continuing from Part I and...
by Robert Sharp
October 17, 2013 09:28 AM | Comments (0)
Call them sticks and carrots, or direct and indirect, or hard and soft power approaches. Either way, we are at a strategic inflection point.