by Charles J. Dunlap, Jr.
October 14, 2015 10:09 PM | Comments (1)
Few things have been more emblematic of the military and, indeed, political aspects of the Obama War Powers legacy than drones.
by Yalí Noriega Curtis
October 14, 2015 10:55 AM | Comments (0)
The possibility of Mexican drug cartels establishing close ties to Islamic terrorist groups and the transformation of criminal organizations into terrorist groups, and vice...
by Jay Morse and Geoffrey Corn
October 13, 2015 02:59 AM | Comments (1)
We should be careful not to confuse sympathy for the victims of the Kunduz hospital incident with an assumption that the attack was in violation of international law.
by Lemar Alexander Farhad
October 12, 2015 11:03 PM | Comments (42)
I argue that there is direct relationship between liberty and democracy. In order to have democracy, a state must value individual liberty and subscribe to liberal values.
by Daniel Fisher
October 12, 2015 10:58 AM | Comments (1)
Most stakeholders fail to appreciate that Afghanistan is fighting a parallel, and far less visible, battle that is likely to have a profound effect on the fate of the country...
by G. Murphy Donovan
October 11, 2015 06:22 PM | Comments (72)
A great man is not necessarily good or popular. Vladimir Putin may be such a man. The American president is not.
by Joel Lawton and Phillip Serpico
October 10, 2015 07:12 PM | Comments (0)
This paper examines threat insights as they pertain to each of the Long-Range Investment Requirements Analysis investment categories.
by Jack T. Judy
October 2, 2015 07:10 AM | Comments (0)
To mitigate potential consequences on children, military families need to understand and proactively address potential traumatic effects separation can have on dependents.
by Tiberiu-Dan Onuta
October 1, 2015 06:47 AM | Comments (2)
The author attempts to summarize the important facets of the entanglement between U.S. strategy and emerging technologies.
by John P. Sullivan, Khirin A. Bunker and Robert Bunker
October 1, 2015 12:45 AM | Comments (4)
Written and directed by Matthew Heineman, “Cartel Land”, also available in Spanish as “Tierra de carteles,” is a timely and graphic documentary.
by Eric Slater
September 30, 2015 12:03 AM | Comments (0)
Tactics, techniques and procedures for the successful application of Decision Point Tactics while conducting Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield in a decisive action...
by Andrew G. Attar, Jr.
September 29, 2015 03:15 PM | Comments (3)
When everything is strategic, nothing is strategic.
by Daniel McCauley
September 29, 2015 10:24 AM | Comments (1)
Single-point solutions developed by government experts have failed to account for dynamic and volatile global conditions highly resistant to predetermined resolution.
by James Armstrong
September 28, 2015 06:10 AM | Comments (2)
Each nation brings unique capabilities to the team and learning how to maximize the effectiveness of these capabilities requires consistent training among the different...
by Yelena Biberman and Orr Genish
September 27, 2015 06:43 AM | Comments (1)
The US strategy of selecting reliable proxies against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria based on their ideological leanings is proving to be disastrous.
by Anthony N. Celso
September 24, 2015 11:59 PM | Comments (3)
The ISIS’ caliphate and the security challenges it portends. These problems have been poorly addressed by the Administration’s low cost/minimum risk ...
by Octavian Manea
September 24, 2015 11:02 AM | Comments (1)
SWJ interview with William McCants on The ISIS Apocalypse: The History,...
by Lawrence M. Doane
September 23, 2015 11:23 PM | Comments (21)
The creation of operational level of war between strategy and tactics in U.S. doctrine resulted from a misunderstanding of the operational art and its relationship to both...
by Brian Kitching
September 23, 2015 03:03 PM | Comments (0)
We remain quiet because it’s good to be hard and professional, cloaked in the comfort of our own delusion.
by T. Negeen Pegahi
September 22, 2015 10:15 PM | Comments (4)
Much of the debate over whether to allow women into ground combat specialties has revolved around what information we should actually use and what that information actually...
by David E. Violand
September 22, 2015 10:30 AM | Comments (2)
This article is designed to broaden your knowledge on the Decisive Action Training Environment, helping you understand what it is, what it isn’t, and how it...
by Shelly Goode-Burgoyne
September 21, 2015 10:24 AM | Comments (3)
The military is not a brotherhood. It's not a sisterhood. We are all comrades in arms. Let's hope the Marines can help set the conditions for future success for...
by Robert Potter and Chris Sheahan
September 21, 2015 07:04 AM | Comments (0)
Analysts who frame their debate in terms of the present application of drones are often bypassed by technological development.
by Lawrence E. Cline
September 19, 2015 05:07 AM | Comments (0)
Operations in Ukraine and several countries in the ME have reinforced the role of strategic approaches that do not fall neatly into conventional analysis of conflict.
by Roy M. Diehl
September 17, 2015 07:27 AM | Comments (2)
Our nation’s leaders, the crafters of policy, need to get clear in their mind what they intend to achieve before they ask strategists to get it done.
by Victor R. Morris
September 17, 2015 06:45 AM | Comments (15)
The current situation in Ukraine and, to some extent in neighboring former Soviet republics (primarily Baltic States), highlights the application of nonlinear war.
by William M. Darley
September 16, 2015 01:48 PM | Comments (0)
The reason the term complex may have gained its current ascendancy in the lexicon is that it expiates semantically the frustration strategists and policy makers feel...
by Michael Hoopes
September 16, 2015 06:35 AM | Comments (0)
This SWJ report assesses the nature of U.S. assistance to the Mexican government's recent efforts to combat organized crime.
by Richard K. Snodgrass
September 15, 2015 08:41 AM | Comments (3)
The United States and its partner nations in the battle against Islamic Extremist terrorists must discover new and improved courses of action.
by Keith Nightingale
September 14, 2015 12:27 PM | Comments (1)
Good pilots make me sick with envy. They guide their craft with the skill and subtle controls of a mounted rodeo champion or classic violinist.