by Carole N. House
March 7, 2016 01:10 AM | Comments (0)
Unconventional warfare and political warfare offer valuable strategic options beyond traditional military means to achieve national policy objectives.
by Robert Murphy
March 6, 2016 11:10 AM | Comments (56)
“Paper Tiger (noun): one that is outwardly powerful or dangerous but inwardly weak or ineffectual” -Merriam-Webster.com
by David Rodman
March 5, 2016 01:30 AM | Comments (0)
Skilled armies sometimes choose to emphasize attrition over maneuver warfare because circumstances warrant such decisions.
by Mark A. Carter
March 4, 2016 06:58 AM | Comments (0)
This paper identifies challenges faced by Geographic Combatant Commanders when operating as part of a multinational force or an interagency team.
by Christopher Paul
March 3, 2016 05:40 PM | Comments (7)
What might really be interesting but hidden within the various conceptions of gray zone conflict, ambiguous warfare, political warfare, and their ilk.
by Philip Lere
March 3, 2016 04:43 PM | Comments (2)
The US-led Coalition adjusted its logistics strategy, setting out to create an Afghan system based on the model of “pull” sustainment. The Afghans were, and...
by Robert Bunker
March 2, 2016 10:13 PM | Comments (0)
Bloodbath on the beaches: The Mexican drug gangs riding on JET SKIS to blast victims ‘James Bond-style’.
by Richard Wolfel, Amy Krakowka Richmond, Mark Read and Colin Tansey
March 2, 2016 02:35 PM | Comments (0)
“Mad Scientist” series - As the US Army considers the challenges of operating in dense urban areas, leadership requires a basic understanding of the operating...
by Alfred C. Crane and Richard Peeke
February 26, 2016 08:29 AM | Comments (0)
“Mad Scientist” series - It may prove beneficial to leverage the IOT in order to provide our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines the decisive advantage needed...
by Shade T. Shutters, Wes Herche and Erin King
February 26, 2016 04:21 AM | Comments (0)
“Mad Scientist” series - It is critical that we understand complex systems. This requires embracing a complex adaptive systems framework focused on urban...
by Doyle Quiggle
February 25, 2016 05:42 PM | Comments (1)
Today’s non-warfighters have largely forgotten that Western civilization’s art and style of thinking was invented by a grunt, a decorated hero, a veteran of three...
by Dylan Farley
February 24, 2016 03:29 PM | Comments (0)
Urban areas present diverse challenges and one issue is communications. Communications that could be easy in other environments become remarkably more challenging in urban...
by Dawn A. Morrison and Colin D. Wood
February 23, 2016 03:58 PM | Comments (0)
"Mad Scientist" series - Megacities and dense urban environments are firmly on the horizon as likely and potential environments for future warfare and humanitarian...
by Frank Prautzsch
February 22, 2016 04:54 PM | Comments (0)
The latest in the “Mad Scientist” series - By 2050, urbanization will arguably be the most consequential event in the history of mankind.
by Jan Berkow and Ron Poropatich
February 19, 2016 02:11 AM | Comments (0)
This "Mad Scientist" essay posits that Tactical Combat Casualty Care capabilities must undergo disruptive changes that enable the development of an “...
by Geoffrey Demarest
February 18, 2016 01:18 AM | Comments (0)
This "Mad Scientist" essay proposes adoption of a specific planning framework for urban operations.
by Russell W. Glenn
February 17, 2016 07:15 AM | Comments (0)
Megacities are sure to challenge every member of a coalition. How these urban areas might do so in the intelligence realm in the near future is the primary focus of this...
by Jay Gilhooly
February 16, 2016 01:20 AM | Comments (0)
To better understand the challenges of securing the border, this article analyzes the Border States environment, the human element, and then look towards the future.
by Brian Lampert
February 15, 2016 10:29 AM | Comments (0)
Risky gambles or sure bets? Understanding how and why Putin makes decisions regarding the use of Russian power abroad continues to challenge outside observers.
by Stefano Bonino
February 14, 2016 09:41 AM | Comments (0)
Intolerant individuals advancing an extremist Islamist agenda entered the British landscape long before the global rise of al-Qaeda and, later, the Islamic State.
by Kevin Duffy
February 14, 2016 01:10 AM | Comments (0)
The defense establishment must embrace the energy and ideas already being produced and provide a way for them to have real impact - an innovation program that seeks true...
by Dave Dilegge
February 13, 2016 05:06 AM | Comments (1)
I first posted this short piece at the Urban Operations Journal on 28 February 2003 and reposted it here at SWJ on 17 December 2007. Here are the considerations, again.
by Jon Watkins and Chuck Campbell
February 12, 2016 06:06 PM | Comments (0)
The latest in the TRADOC G-2 / SWJ Mad Scientist call for papers series.
by Charles Barham
February 11, 2016 03:41 PM | Comments (12)
This paper seeks to identify lessons from the Afghanistan “COIN Development” experience at the strategic level.
by Andrew Kenealy
February 11, 2016 02:37 PM | Comments (0)
How do we measure the on-the-ground costs of taking civilian lives?
by Patrick Duggan
February 10, 2016 01:39 PM | Comments (1)
Every SOF practitioner will be required to understand the basics of cyberspace, computers, and coding because they’ll need those skills to conduct cyber special...
by Mbaye Bashir Lo
February 10, 2016 10:02 AM | Comments (0)
This is a world of closely-knit communities. It signals the end of closed border politics, the irrelevance of the politics of containment and the risks of double-standard...
by SWJ Editors
February 9, 2016 06:50 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a TRADOC G-2 / Small Wars Journal "Mad Scientist" call for papers update.
by Darryl Ward
February 9, 2016 05:47 AM | Comments (0)
In order to predict future impacts of megacities to the US Army, the global drivers and trends leading to megacity development must be identified.
by Gregory D. Miller
February 8, 2016 11:39 AM | Comments (47)
We can become so preoccupied with how to win over the population we fail to ask when attempting to do so is even appropriate.