by Thomas McNamara
August 12, 2015 08:35 AM | Comments (5)
The exact number of Americans who have joined ISIS is unknown, but the DNI testified that roughly...
by Oliver Kendall
August 12, 2015 06:50 AM | Comments (0)
One small war changed Israel, contributed to the stabilization of relations between Israel and the Arab states and the rise of non-state actors that continue to cause trouble...
by Erick Waage
August 11, 2015 09:46 AM | Comments (0)
The operationalization of the Cyberspace Domain at the tactical-level continues to exacerbate both tactical theorists and practitioners alike.
by John Hussey
August 10, 2015 02:57 PM | Comments (1)
Senior leaders within the US military often view detention operations as a supply problem rather than a challenging and continually changing dynamic with strategic level...
by Khirin A. Bunker
August 10, 2015 09:37 AM | Comments (0)
In the 21st century, there has been an apparent shift in the operations of Mexican criminal organizations since the onset of democratization.
by Roger J. Chin
August 9, 2015 02:01 PM | Comments (0)
Cameron H. Holmes, Organized Crime in Mexico: Assessing the Threat to North American Economies. Lincoln, NE: Potomac Books, 2014, 200 Pages.
by Robert C. Jones
August 9, 2015 06:59 AM | Comments (3)
The focus of this interview was ISIS and the current crisis is Syria and Iraq. While the actual interview will be made available by SMA, I am providing the answers I...
by In H. Ha
August 8, 2015 08:45 AM | Comments (4)
If this “luck” can be programmed as an Artificial Intelligence algorithm, then unmanned aviation will truly enter the robotic age.
by Denis Dragovic
August 7, 2015 02:53 PM | Comments (2)
The international aid community continues to underestimate the power of religion as a potential partner in the context of post-conflict statebuilding.
by Marc A. Abramiuk and Wilem S. Wong
August 7, 2015 08:30 AM | Comments (0)
The purposeful destruction and ransacking of cultural properties has been with us probably for as long as there has been war.
by Roy M. Diehl
August 6, 2015 10:33 AM | Comments (7)
Strategy cannot stand on its own. Strategy exists to support a purpose, its success or failure measured against that purpose.
by Douglas V. Mastriano
August 6, 2015 04:33 AM | Comments (1)
The 2008 Russian invasion of Georgia and its ongoing intervention in Ukraine demonstrates an increasing reliance on the military and security services as instruments of its...
by Ryan Pereira
August 5, 2015 07:48 AM | Comments (1)
Responding to a perceived increase in radicalization among American Muslims, the White House recently convened a summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).
by David S. Maxwell
August 4, 2015 11:50 PM | Comments (1)
It is time to recognize the central problem and to understand that nuclear weapons and human suffering are the result of one thing: the existence of the Kim Family...
by Mark Lomedico and Elizabeth M. Bartels
August 4, 2015 01:47 PM | Comments (5)
On-going research on “mega-cities” highlights aspects of large, unplanned cities that make them an operational challenge.
by Scott Porter
August 4, 2015 08:46 AM | Comments (0)
An Army culture that valued robust formations with overwhelming resources must now transform into a culture that embraces the reorganization of the current operational force...
by Robert Bunker
August 3, 2015 11:41 AM | Comments (0)
Tony M. Kail, Narco-Cults:...
by Trevor Strandh
August 2, 2015 07:17 AM | Comments (2)
We should recognize that the enemies we fought in Afghanistan and Iraq possessed many advantages, including a level of freedom and knowledge that we sometimes ignore.
by Greg Kleponis and Tom Creal
August 1, 2015 05:51 AM | Comments (2)
Today’s terrorist organizations more resemble organized criminal organizations rather than the strictly political or military organizations they once were.
by Chelsea Daymon
July 31, 2015 08:00 AM | Comments (3)
How can we be at war with an ideology, what is it that attracts its members, and can an ideology really be combated?
by William Selby
July 31, 2015 07:48 AM | Comments (4)
The acquisition of Unmanned Aerial Systems by non-state actors will require U.S. forces to modify operational procedures in an approaching era of ubiquitous surveillance.
by Nader Anaizi, Frederick H. Dotolo, III and Merouane Lakehal-Ayat
July 30, 2015 07:54 PM | Comments (6)
The most dangerous problem in Libya is the spread of an ISIS-led insurgency that threatens to undermine the stability of the entire region.
by Benjamin Flosi
July 30, 2015 05:09 PM | Comments (1)
The demands on the Active Component necessitates Security Cooperation solutions with the breadth of scope and malleability that can only be optimized by incorporating the US...
by Arnold Hammari
July 29, 2015 08:39 PM | Comments (0)
Unless the Federal Government of Somalia is able to arrive at a political solution and consolidate control of the country future military victories on the battlefield will...
by Keith Nightingale
July 29, 2015 03:53 PM | Comments (1)
Chapter One, Genesis: Day & Night
by Tom Ordeman Jr
July 28, 2015 08:55 PM | Comments (52)
The once-praised concept known as population-centric counterinsurgency, typically abbreviated simply as "COIN", has fallen on hard times.
by T.S. Allen
July 28, 2015 01:01 PM | Comments (1)
A review of Thieves of State: How Corruption Threatens Global Security by Sarah Chayes.
by John P. Sullivan and Robert Bunker
July 16, 2015 09:44 PM | Comments (1)
Fifteen police officers were killed in a ‘military-style’ ambush in Jalisco on 6 April 2015. The attack resulted in the highest death toll in a single attack...
by John DeRosa
July 16, 2015 11:51 AM | Comments (0)
The current military approach relegates narratives to a supporting communications effort. Inasmuch, the US military continues to struggle with employing information as an...
by Gary Klein
July 16, 2015 08:45 AM | Comments (2)
Writing and advice in the military often focus on key developmental positions – even though we spend most of our time on staff or broadening assignments.