by Juan-Camilo Castillo
August 18, 2013 11:29 AM | Comments (0)
The civilian population’s diversity, through its multitude of ethnic, tribal and social groups, has made Mali an area of operations with its own challenges and...
by Kyle W. Fonay
August 18, 2013 10:45 AM | Comments (0)
Where Mao’s style was measured and subtle, Guevara’s prose is that of a decisive young revolutionary eager for the next victory.
by Christopher A. Cruz, Aaron A. Bazin and Charles E. Hewins
August 18, 2013 08:10 AM | Comments (2)
Despite the United States’ ongoing transition from the Middle East toward the Pacific, Africa remains strategically important to U.S. interests.
by Molly MacCalman, Alexander MacCalman and Greg Wilson
August 15, 2013 06:17 AM | Comments (6)
The human domain is one of the most critical and challenging aspects of modern conflicts and will remain a decisive factor in future conflicts.
by Michael J. Simmering
August 13, 2013 06:21 PM | Comments (1)
As applicable as the concept of Security Force Assistance has been before; and as intriguing as it has become, we must accept that SFA has a time, a place, and yes, even...
by Andy Bell
August 13, 2013 05:00 AM | Comments (1)
As a law enforcement officer with over 20 years of experience, I led many Community Policing efforts and observed firsthand the impact of bringing order to crime riddled...
by Erick Waage
August 13, 2013 04:44 AM | Comments (2)
Memetic Theory can potentially provide mathematical modeling tools and concepts to assist Information Operations (IO) officers when conducting IIA.
by Joseph E. Fallon
August 12, 2013 05:03 AM | Comments (3)
U.S. involvement in Afghanistan is an example of a great power fighting a guerrilla war in pursuit of geopolitical objectives greater than simply the defeat of a local...
by James Thomas Snyder
August 11, 2013 11:28 AM | Comments (0)
Anything that distances, atomizes or alienates people - technology, bureaucracy, security - defeats the purpose of public diplomacy.
by Chloe Gotterson
August 10, 2013 11:24 AM | Comments (0)
It is evident that there is still a long way to go before the practice of child recruitment into the armed forces is fully eradicated from the country.
by Alan Shumate
August 7, 2013 04:25 AM | Comments (23)
If DOD and the U.S. Army want to maximize their resources to ensure success in building partner nation security capacity with our allies, recommendations contained in this...
by John Zambri
August 7, 2013 03:57 AM | Comments (3)
Attacks against Mexican government officials, law enforcement, and political institutions by drug cartels, fall neatly into the Fourth Generation Warfare paradigm.
by Sean F. X. Barrett
August 4, 2013 05:02 PM | Comments (5)
Calls for a formalized strategic planning process and grand strategy have been mounting for years. However, those sounding these calls erroneously remember a past that...
by Joe Falvey and Dom Pellegrini
August 4, 2013 09:52 AM | Comments (1)
Hard-won progress in one of Afghanistan’s most violent districts, with warnings from the Afghan National Army for looming decisions about U.S. involvement in the...
by Eric M. Tope
August 3, 2013 02:09 PM | Comments (0)
Since 2006 exceptionally intense drug-related warfare has plagued Mexico and accumulated a death toll ranging from at least 50,000 to perhaps over 100,000 with an additional...
by William J. Flavin
August 2, 2013 02:53 AM | Comments (2)
Is the international system shifting away from one in which technology and organizations hold sway?
by Adam Brady
August 1, 2013 09:34 AM | Comments (40)
The US military’s checkered past with regard to conducting development is evidenced by the recent experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan.
by David E. Smith, Michael T. Clancy and Stephen J. Peters
August 1, 2013 02:56 AM | Comments (0)
Although DOD’s Counternarcotics & Global Threats Strategy specifies a comprehensive set of goals and objectives associated with combating TOC, it stops...
by Nicolai Due-Gundersen
July 31, 2013 05:33 AM | Comments (0)
While the ‘privatisation of peace’ may not be a worldwide phenomenon, it is undeniable that the private military and security sectors have seen a growth in...
by Christopher Paul
July 30, 2013 06:36 PM | Comments (1)
The U.S. Department of Defense and supporting intellectual communities are abuzz with discussions about assessment and how it is conducted.
by Bibhu Prasad Routray and Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
July 29, 2013 08:32 PM | Comments (4)
The inability to craft an effective national policy to deal with the surge of left-wing extremism is a subject of intense policy debate and mounting public concern in India...
by Richard A. Lindsey
July 29, 2013 07:53 PM | Comments (3)
The Arab Spring spawned a series of revolutionary movements that are unique in that they utilized social media as a means to spread information and promote agendas.
by Daniel Golebiewski
July 27, 2013 10:45 AM | Comments (0)
In the near future, in a galaxy not so far away from Planet Earth, millions will march across the battlefields, mercilessly mowing everything in their path. Unlike computers...
by Agustin E. Dominguez
July 26, 2013 08:07 AM | Comments (0)
The US must shift focus away from the Global War on Terror and prepare for the complexities of the twenty-first century international security environment.
by Wm. J. Olson
July 26, 2013 12:55 AM | Comments (14)
The study of war, or peace, remains relevant. But does the study of On War?
by Patricia Blocksome
July 25, 2013 01:23 AM | Comments (0)
The development of female local national security forces are a useful tool in designing culturally appropriate security operations.
by Jeanne McDonnell
July 25, 2013 01:08 AM | Comments (6)
This essay discusses warnings our top leaders ignored, the dangers of political correctness, thwarted opportunities to “know our enemy,” and ideas on changing...
by Karl K. Schoch and Kevin A. Pavnica
July 25, 2013 12:26 AM | Comments (0)
The Company Intelligence Support Team (CoIST) can provide great value to their organization by developing refined geographic targets.
by Marc J. Sanborn
July 24, 2013 04:43 AM | Comments (5)
US strategy must continue to include a significant element dedicated to irregular warfare to counter likely future threats and retain hard won knowledge and expertise in...
by Aaron Zimmer
July 22, 2013 11:02 PM | Comments (3)
The issue of the Kashmir is important not because of the region itself, but because the dispute involves two nations of strategic interest to the United States.