by Mick Ryan
January 1, 2016 04:48 AM | Comments (0)
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...
by Matthew Swearingen
December 31, 2015 04:00 AM | Comments (1)
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...
December 30, 2015 03:25 PM | Comments (7)
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.
by Jesse A. Heitz
December 30, 2015 03:06 PM | Comments (5)
The classical principles of counterinsurgency, while still exceptionally appropriate for countering regionally dominant insurgencies, are inadequate for countering modern...
by Ajit Maan
December 29, 2015 03:14 PM | Comments (6)
The term “terrorist organization” offers little insight and limits our understanding and approach. ISIS is an insurgent organization using terrorism as a tactic...
by David S. Maxwell
December 29, 2015 01:56 PM | Comments (3)
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....
by Dave Betz
December 28, 2015 03:52 PM | Comments (5)
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...
by Joshua A. Perkins
December 27, 2015 11:57 PM | Comments (7)
“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.”
by Daniel Pesature
December 26, 2015 11:19 AM | Comments (1)
Jihad - Today this ancient Arabic word has near universal recognition, but also near universal misunderstanding.
by Doyle Quiggle
December 26, 2015 10:44 AM | Comments (3)
“The threat that hovers over every secret is betrayal.”
by John Q. Bolton
December 25, 2015 04:38 AM | Comments (8)
The American Military has never been better tactically. However it is increasingly disconnected from the Republic it serves.
by Tatyana Malyarenko
December 23, 2015 12:32 PM | Comments (2)
The escalation of conflict in Donbas, Ukraine, with particular focus on the contribution of various parties to the escalation of violence.
by Alma Keshavarz
December 23, 2015 05:24 AM | Comments (3)
The Qods Force is responsible for bolstering Hezbollah over thirty years ago and they have been working together across the globe ever since.
by Huba Wass de Czege
December 22, 2015 10:45 AM | Comments (2)
The Abu Bakr al Baghdadi Gang has “gone to war” with the civilized world – using spectacular slaughter to political ends. The civilized powers must respond...
by Jon Moss
December 19, 2015 10:43 AM | Comments (0)
The current context of the Middle East demands complex multifaceted strategies that merge hard, soft and smart power.
by William R. Orkins
December 17, 2015 03:19 PM | Comments (0)
As the militaries improve their ability to conduct operations, the next logical step is to ensure they can interoperate with U.S. and other allied nations.
by Ehsan Ahrari
December 16, 2015 10:18 AM | Comments (22)
The Levant increasingly appears a place where anarchy might be the only order of the day unless a number of anti-ISIS actors come up with a plan to destroy that entity.
by Benjamin Newhart
December 15, 2015 07:06 AM | Comments (0)
As a western ally with a predominantly Sunni population, Turkey’s geostrategic importance and ideological role is critical in tempering the rise of Islamic extremism....
by Michael Peck
December 15, 2015 06:30 AM | Comments (1)
Fire in the Lake, a political-military board game of the Vietnam War, is the latest...
by Octavian Manea
December 14, 2015 10:14 AM | Comments (0)
Small Wars Journal interview with Dr. Russell W. Glenn, associate professor with the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, The Australian National University.
by Robert Murphy
December 13, 2015 03:56 PM | Comments (5)
America’s approach to the threat of global terror has been one dimensional and strategically ineffective.
by Butch Bracknell
December 12, 2015 06:48 PM | Comments (3)
Frankly, it might be a good idea not to drop bombs on oil trucks with drivers inside. However wise it may be, it is not legally required.
by David G. Smith and Allan O. Steinhardt
December 12, 2015 05:40 PM | Comments (0)
Because of the pace of technological change, failing to recognize today’s shifting security environment is perhaps understandable.
by Caleb S. Cage
December 10, 2015 05:27 PM | Comments (0)
The driving storyline of extremist Islam, often referred to simply as the Narrative, states that the West and its allies are continuing in a historical effort to destroy...
by Ian Bertram
December 9, 2015 10:59 AM | Comments (35)
A proper application of Clausewitz’s Center of Gravity provides the framework for an anti-ISIS strategy.
by Patricia Frost and Matthew Hutchison
December 8, 2015 07:24 PM | Comments (1)
If the Army is to remain a dominant land power, the security and defense of Army and DoD networks must be viewed as a critical warfighting task.
December 8, 2015 11:21 AM | Comments (0)
by Theresa Campobasso
December 8, 2015 07:23 AM | Comments (0)
How can the military best give soldiers an advantage on the future battlefield?
by Robert Collins
December 6, 2015 08:41 PM | Comments (2)
Striking our homeland, the cancer that is ISIS threatens not only our citizens, but threatens our way of life within our own communities as envisioned by country’s...
by Nick Barley
December 5, 2015 06:15 PM | Comments (1)
The hard irreconcilable realities and complexities encountered by NTM-A's mission, and the central role it played in ‘transitioning security to an Afghan lead...