Egos and agendas are destroying the prospect for a powerful alliance against ISIS.

People have always given our Nation and our Army the competitive advantage. In the Cyber Domain, the people continue to be the central factor to our success.

I am struggling to think of a single insurgency that was defeated by airpower, primarily defeated by airpower, or even seriously undermined by airpower.

Allah versus the ISO’s fraudulent martyrdom - a fraud that is sinful at many levels.

The politics and theology of Muslims is now the dominant source of global instability; although any separation of the two is moot in most nations with an Islamic majority.

American strategy must consider the potential to prompt a deterioration of the relationship between the United States and India and foster a partnership between China and...

The persistent use of RC forces is referred to as the Operational Reserve.  For the last several years there has been much debate on what the OR is, or is not. 

In summation, this is an excellent work derived from a number of years of intimate interviews and field reports conducted by Grillo.

Transnational criminal enterprises are now forging alliances in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operation with the intention of increasing income,...

Contrary to what the subtitle says you will not learn to “think like the enemy” by reading the book Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy by Micah...

The so-called IS is experiencing some loss of key personnel and territory under US and EU bombardment and Iraqi army advances. But those extremists are adapting to the...

Existing US security assurances and other means coupled with modest policy adjustments are sufficient to compel the Kingdom to forego nuclear proliferation ambitions.

A future capability that is explained in this paper is that machines will have the ability to remove humans from the real-time decision-making loop.

Does the shift in the language of concept development from the operational concept to the joint operating concept make the former term obsolete or does it leave out something...

Should covert intelligence agencies and organizations within an open government and society, like the United States, be treated as anathema to the Body Politic?

Only through coordination and collaboration with trusted, close-knit allies, can the United States expect to maintain and develop its own national security.

The DoD should shift from predominant reliance on high-technology empowered U.S. military dominance towards prioritization of U.S.-Allied dominance.

Man-machine teaming is inexorable and Special Warfare needs a blueprint to transform along with it.

There has been a significant devaluation of the relationship between those responsible for setting and executing strategy and those providing intelligence and assessment...

The U.S., and its peerless military in particular, should begin deploying diverse and scalable elements of national power to promote coalitions to deter Chinese aggression....

While power is the substance of international relations, culture is a significant part of the overall picture that must not be either overlooked or over-emphasized.

Like his May 2015 address, al-Baghdadi again illogically and illicitly reduces the entirety of Islam as a religious faith to a single act--fighting.

As with all commanders, I had given much thought to the key areas of focus that would support us in building combined arms close combat competencies at various levels within...

The basis for COIN rules of engagement and background for the conflict between the right to self-defense and the protection of civilians found in international law and the...

Now that the Pentagon has decided to integrate females into combat arms units the question turns to how to do so in the best manner possible.

The classical principles of counterinsurgency, while still exceptionally appropriate for countering regionally dominant insurgencies, are inadequate for countering modern...

The term “terrorist organization” offers little insight and limits our understanding and approach. ISIS is an insurgent organization using terrorism as a tactic...

With the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 the United States Congress has embraced what Russia, Iran, China, Al Qaeda and even ISIS have long known....

Gray Zone conflicts are not new, the El Salvador conflict in the 1980s and the Somalia Wars in the 1990s are examples of past Gray Zone or Shadow Wars supported by minimum US...

“If we [the U.S.] take out ISIS, we have Assad. If we take out Assad, we have ISIS. If we take out both, we have a vacuum.”