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...
by Michelle Garcia and Steven Boylan
October 12, 2014 10:11 PM | Comments (0)
Army doctrine does not adequately address the relationship between transition, collaboration and risk.
by Douglas Paul Rose
October 12, 2014 03:26 AM | Comments (0)
The purpose of this research is to propose the initial stages of development of a construct of an actual information domain.
by Russell Croy
October 10, 2014 10:10 PM | Comments (2)
The ability to understand how and why insurgencies end can provide better insight for counterinsurgent stakeholders and for more accurate applied foreign policy prescriptions...
by Geoffrey Demarest and Ivan Welch
October 9, 2014 11:27 PM | Comments (30)
We arrive in late 2014 at a 1947-like institutional moment.
by G. Murphy Donovan
October 9, 2014 08:07 AM | Comments (0)
The conventional wisdom about strategic inertia, doing little or nothing, is that whatever might be done might make things worse.
by Frederic Labarre
October 8, 2014 01:11 PM | Comments (1)
This is an attempt at establishing the facts as to how Georgia’s armored capability fared against what emerged to be as the Russian 58th Army’s 19th Motor Rifle...
by Timothy E. Grebo
October 8, 2014 05:28 AM | Comments (3)
Network-centric warfare doctrine continues to fall short of revolutionizing the battlefield, even after a decade of upgrades born out of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.
by Geoffrey Demarest
October 7, 2014 05:36 PM | Comments (1)
The actions and consequences of the Venezuelan struggle extend to all of the countries of Central America, the Caribbean, and the northern Andes. They will especially...
by SWJ Editors
October 7, 2014 05:10 PM | Comments (5)
Posted today: The U.S. Army Operating Concept (AOC): Win in a Complex World
by Douglas Macgregor and Young Kim
October 4, 2014 02:42 PM | Comments (3)
The Light Reconnaissance Strike Group is a break from the Army’s Cold War past and a bridge to the Army’s future in 21st Century Joint warfare.
by Dennis A. Lowe
September 26, 2014 04:35 AM | Comments (4)
As long as ISIL controls territory and shelters among civilian populations in easily fortified urban environments, a combined arms ground force will be required to root them...
by Tom R. Przybelski
September 24, 2014 12:11 PM | Comments (5)
The 2014 QDR puts significant emphasis on the need to build capacity in foreign militaries and rely on those partners to both improve regional security and further US...
by William Allen
September 24, 2014 10:50 AM | Comments (0)
Sufism in Asymmetric Warfare: Human Networks of the Somali Qadiriyya tariqa
by Robert Bunker
September 24, 2014 10:34 AM | Comments (0)
Sheriff and State Advisor Border Summits: Mexican Cartel, Gang, and Criminal Alien Security Issues
by Herman Butime
September 23, 2014 06:49 AM | Comments (0)
This article examines the origins, organization and execution of the Mpeketoni terror attacks in Kenya.
by E.J. Degen and John W. Spencer
September 22, 2014 04:41 AM | Comments (10)
As the Army resets after protracted wars in Iraq and Afghanistan it is an appropriate time to challenge existing Army beliefs about force structures and design.
by Peter G. Chirico and Katherine C. Malpeli
September 18, 2014 10:27 AM | Comments (0)
The significant influence of the informal network that surrounds artisanal mining is therefore an important security concern that can extend across borders and have far-...
by Daniel Fisher and Christopher Mercado
September 17, 2014 04:20 AM | Comments (5)
So-called “ungoverned spaces” present the United States with significant security challenges in an era characterized by “softened sovereignty."
by Raja Sutherland
September 17, 2014 04:04 AM | Comments (0)
Radical Islamist factions have risen and established a firm presence in the conflict, and it is now time to question whether a hands-off policy has really worked in favor of...
by Thomas L. English
September 16, 2014 10:29 AM | Comments (1)
The Rule of Law in the Context of US Military Operations: An Insider’s View from JTF/CJIATF 435 in Afghanistan 2010-2011
by Michael Osborne
September 15, 2014 10:34 PM | Comments (4)
The US must begin a serious dialogue with Mexico to propose long-term solutions to the grave situation in which the police and military forces as well as the people of Mexico...
by Aaron Bazin
September 15, 2014 06:06 AM | Comments (1)
One way to understand ISIS is to seek to understand it as a complex adaptive system.
by Andrew Metcalf and Christopher Barber
September 14, 2014 11:56 AM | Comments (1)
Some argue cyberspace will cause transformational change to warfare, while others argue cyber operations are more likely to evolve into the canon of older, traditional...
by Steve Thomas
September 14, 2014 10:06 AM | Comments (1)
If we believe that passion is a reason for joining the ISIS cause, perhaps there is a counter-narrative that can be deployed.
by Gary Anderson
September 12, 2014 10:29 PM | Comments (11)
President Obama is repeating three key strategic mistakes that President Johnson made in Vietnam.
by Octavian Manea
September 11, 2014 11:24 PM | Comments (3)
Together with Tony Koltz General Zinni co-authored the just released book “Before the First Shots are Fired. How America Can Win or Lose Off the Battlefield...
by M. Shands Pickett and Annie Best
September 1, 2014 12:19 AM | Comments (10)
The U.S. Army is the most appropriate (and truly only) instrument of U.S. national power capable of conducting global stability operations.
by Jeff D. Dailey
August 31, 2014 07:51 PM | Comments (0)
Fifth Dimensional Operations: Space-Time-Cyber Dimensionality in Conflict and War - A Book Review