by James C. Bithorn
June 26, 2014 10:14 PM | Comments (10)
The feedback and analysis system along with metrics used by the US and ISAF to quantify measures of success in Afghanistan has been disproportionately focused on enemy...
by Chris Shove
June 25, 2014 11:17 PM | Comments (7)
The purpose of this paper is to describe social science research methods employed in Afghanistan during 2011-2012 and to report their use to clarify social issues related to...
by Pamela L. Bunker
June 25, 2014 11:05 PM | Comments (2)
Community policing is a paradigm within law enforcement suggesting that most issues are best dealt with proactively at the community level through collaborative engagement....
by Dan McCauley
June 25, 2014 02:51 AM | Comments (0)
What is important for the Joint force to understand is that social structures are not the stable, highly integrated, and harmonious systems as presented on a map.
by Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, and Chad C. Serena
June 24, 2014 10:36 PM | Comments (0)
Despite the scope of the threat to Mexico’s security, violent drug-trafficking organizations are not well understood, and optimal strategies to combat them have not...
by Rob Pinney
June 23, 2014 10:30 PM | Comments (5)
As potentially the ‘first counterinsurgency victory of the twenty-first century’, the Sri Lankan experience turns much of this conventional wisdom on its head.
by Gary J. Hale
June 23, 2014 10:20 PM | Comments (1)
The emergence of autodefensas (self-defense} or vigilante groups in Mexico has far-reaching international implications that may not be readily visible.
by Nathan A. Jennings
June 22, 2014 10:34 PM | Comments (4)
Fighting Fire with Fire: Texas Rangers and Counterinsurgency in the 1847 Mexico City Campaign
by Clint Arizmendi, Ben Pronk and Jacob Choi
June 22, 2014 10:10 PM | Comments (0)
Given the exponential growth and popularity of digital fabrication, also known colloquially as 3D printing, it is timely to question the implications that it holds for...
by Samuel R. Greene
June 19, 2014 05:09 AM | Comments (3)
Malcolm Gladwell uses high pressure defense as a metaphor for insurgency in his newest book, David and Goliath. The lesson he draws is that the weaker party should...
by Irina Alexandra Chindea
June 16, 2014 01:38 PM | Comments (0)
Coordination Failures Among Mexican Security Forces: How the Mexican Government Botched the War on Drugs
by Robin L. Duane
June 15, 2014 06:32 AM | Comments (5)
Afghan sovereignty and future prosperity requires a more effective security force that is locally trained and fielded, and solely funded by Afghanistan.
by Joshua Jordan
June 13, 2014 10:42 PM | Comments (3)
A key question going unanswered is whether “The Clash of Civilizations” is still a driving force in current and future operational environments.
by Geoffrey Demarest
June 12, 2014 10:34 PM | Comments (4)
How the US Army thinks about strategy, thinking which is unavoidably influenced by how the word strategy is defined, bears on how institutions will imagine,...
by Ganesh Sitaraman
June 12, 2014 10:28 PM | Comments (21)
The new COIN manual retains a section on “Legal Considerations,” upgrading it from an appendix to its own chapter.
by Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group
June 11, 2014 10:09 PM | Comments (2)
Continue on for three loosely related articles meant to inspire novel thought on military operations in the growing urban landscapes of the future.
by Emmanuel Wekem Kotia and Fiifi Edu-Afful
June 11, 2014 08:03 AM | Comments (0)
The seventh anniversary of the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah conflict provides a critical opportunity to evaluate the global effect in a number of dimensions.
by Nicholas Rau and Jonathan Bleakley
June 10, 2014 02:04 PM | Comments (5)
Committing months and years at a time to mentoring individuals and organizations takes a specific set of personality and character traits.
by Michal Joy Cantrell
June 10, 2014 01:34 PM | Comments (0)
In this article, I undertake an analysis of the military-to-military components of the United States’ security assistance program in Morocco.
by Oscar Ware
June 9, 2014 07:57 PM | Comments (10)
Echoes of past tensions between the U.S. and Russia are again playing out on the international stage as we are bombarded by an increase in Cold War, anti-American type...
by Jeff Burdette
June 9, 2014 07:44 PM | Comments (6)
U.S. Policymakers have generally accepted as essential and uncontested fact that poverty and terrorism are directly and causally linked.
by Dan Maurer and Paul Thomas
June 9, 2014 03:12 PM | Comments (0)
Thinking About Thinking About the Army’s Future: Paradigms and the Wicked Problem of “Landpower”
by George W. Grayson
June 8, 2014 06:20 PM | Comments (0)
The February 2014 take-down of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, the notorious over-lord of the Sinaloa Cartel, has had a rippling effect on the drug...
by T.S. Allen
June 8, 2014 06:09 PM | Comments (1)
Few historical comparisons have proven to be as useful for military officers today as that of the war that the French government fought against the Front de Libé...
by Stephen T. Messenger
May 29, 2014 08:24 PM | Comments (14)
America’s profession of arms is an institution grounded on the nature of ethics and propriety dating back to its inception.
by Daniel Fisher
May 29, 2014 07:58 PM | Comments (0)
Community Ecosystem Analysis: Using Data to Apply Military Counterinsurgency Principles to Community Policing
by Adam Elkus
May 20, 2014 07:33 PM | Comments (9)
In his review of the updated FM 3-24, Bing West has some harsh words about the manual’s academic tint, Charles J. Dunlap is also unimpressed.
by Charles J. Dunlap, Jr.
May 18, 2014 11:02 AM | Comments (13)
Still Shortchanged: Some Observations About the New Army/Marine Corps COIN Doctrine
by Keith Nightingale
May 16, 2014 08:08 AM | Comments (3)
The Normandy invasion is usually depicted with great crashes, bangs and volcanic energy combined with broad scenes of masses of material and manpower.
by Bing West
May 14, 2014 01:03 PM | Comments (88)
If doctrine collapses in practice, do not repeat it. We tried COIN as nation-building twice, and twice it failed.