by Michael Peck
December 21, 2016 05:15 AM | Comments (1)
Operation Whirlwind: A paper simulation of the Soviet assault on Budapest designed by prolific wargame designer Brian Train.
by Tim Huening
December 20, 2016 11:04 AM | Comments (0)
Human factors in military operations must become a central consideration in Joint Force campaign planning and execution.
by A. Sparkes
December 19, 2016 12:07 PM | Comments (2)
Scales on War exposes the reader to the ground truths and mortal realities of the politically unfavoured means and the un-pretty practice of dismounted close combat...
by Adam Twardowski
December 19, 2016 01:10 AM | Comments (2)
Trump's election has already forced the United States’ European allies to contemplate a future where the United States might no longer underwrite Europe’s...
by Christopher Cedros
December 18, 2016 11:23 AM | Comments (0)
SOUTHCOM’s diplomatic actions are effective because it can operate at both ends of the spectrum within the realm of coercive diplomacy.
by Clark Johnson
December 17, 2016 11:49 AM | Comments (0)
This paper was prepared in early 2010, when it might still have been possible to advance an agenda for a diversified private sector in Iraq. We missed our opportunity...
by Nathan P. Jones
December 15, 2016 01:09 AM | Comments (0)
This paper assesses maritime drug smuggling by Mexican drug trafficking organizations on the coast of California with an emphasis on the use of panga boats.
by Jeff Goodson
December 14, 2016 02:01 AM | Comments (0)
Ambassador Jonathan S. Addleton: The Dust of Kandahar: A Diplomat Among Warriors in Afghanistan. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis.
by Alexander Velez-Green
December 13, 2016 02:23 PM | Comments (90)
The United States and Russia are already at war. At least, that’s what many in Moscow seem to think - and this war is not fought like past conflicts.
by Vincent A. Dueñas
December 12, 2016 12:12 PM | Comments (3)
The key thesis of this book is to analyze the theory that it is possible to use irregular warfare as a national military strategy to adopt a ‘professional irregular...
by Adam E. MacAllister, Dan Spengler, Kyle Larish and Nam-young Kim
December 12, 2016 11:06 AM | Comments (0)
The potential threat posed by Special Interest Aliens is receiving renewed emphasis, particularly in view of the recent terrorist attacks across Europe and North Africa.
by Lance A. Wilkins
December 11, 2016 12:44 PM | Comments (0)
The “info-agile” world is not myth. It is reality, and any institution concerned with advancing truth must deal comprehensively with the manipulative nature of...
by Gregory H. Murry
December 10, 2016 06:06 PM | Comments (0)
At the end of the Vietnam War the U.S. Army was in disarray. Racial animosities, drug abuse and rebellious attitudes caused CSA Creighton Abrams to reorganize the way the...
by Lincoln Ward
December 9, 2016 04:36 PM | Comments (0)
This essay focuses on noteworthy contributions that are essential for the operational artist to “better understand the problem or problems at hand.”
by Malcolm Nance
December 9, 2016 04:46 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a short excerpt and a link to this 31 October 2007 SWJ article. It is Small Wars Journal’s most read piece.
by Daniel H. McCauley and Sadi S. Sadyev
December 8, 2016 06:19 AM | Comments (0)
While frustrating to some, the United States’ increasing inability to dictate preferred outcomes should come as no surprise.
by Douglas Farah
December 8, 2016 04:20 AM | Comments (0)
As past demobilization efforts show, significant segments of non-state armed actors who are supposed to disarm simply move on from ideologically inspired violence to...
by John P. Sullivan and Robert Bunker
December 6, 2016 03:17 PM | Comments (0)
Three nations in Central America’s Northern Triangle have implemented an integrated, multinational task force to combat the threat from gangs.
by Nicholas Hermberg
December 6, 2016 10:54 AM | Comments (0)
The United States has failed to appropriately respond to the gray zone so far, so what should the new administration strive for?
by Roger J. Chin
December 6, 2016 07:05 AM | Comments (1)
Are successful international companies and drug cartels so different after all? Apparently not.
by Paul Rexton Kan
December 5, 2016 09:49 AM | Comments (0)
The 2015 prison escape of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman demonstrated the degree to which Mexican drug cartels have penetrated a key institution of state control.
by David S. Maxwell
November 26, 2016 12:23 AM | Comments (10)
On Dr. Simpson’s excellent arguments, there is one that I must take exception to and I ask this question: If a President Trump will not listen to General Mattis to whom...
by Rod Korba
November 25, 2016 12:05 PM | Comments (0)
Military regulation and creativity are strange bedfellows. This is the second part of a three part series.
by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
November 22, 2016 02:50 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for more information. The topic is "warfare in 2030-2050". Submission deadline is 15 February.
November 22, 2016 07:48 AM | Comments (2)
Military regulation and creativity are strange bedfellows. This is the first part of a three part series.
by Patrick Duggan
November 21, 2016 04:58 AM | Comments (0)
Operationalizing cyber is not about linear thinking and lines of operation.
by G. Murphy Donovan
November 19, 2016 01:44 PM | Comments (23)
Presumption comes before the fall in sport and war. Trash talking never won a real fight in the real world. Adult leadership always matters.
by SWJ Editors
November 16, 2016 11:36 AM | Comments (0)
Get writing! Generous prizes for three categories of authors. Continue on for the all the details.
November 14, 2016 04:35 PM | Comments (4)
If I could recommend one book to the Trump Transition Team it would be Dr. Juliana Geran Pilon’s The Art of Peace: Engaging in Complex World.
November 13, 2016 04:06 PM | Comments (5)
Secrets are the knowable unknowns and mysteries are the secrets that might never be known, or at least not until disaster strikes.