by Masoud Kazemzadeh
January 18, 2017 06:32 AM | Comments (1)
The death of Ayatollah Ali Akbar Rafsanjani on January 8 will dramatically change Iranian politics. He was one of the handful of the architects of the fundamentalist...
by Ehsan M. Ahrari
January 17, 2017 04:05 AM | Comments (3)
The sixth anniversary of The Arab Spring has come and gone, but not many people noticed. One of the main reasons was its utter failure to create either a stable, democratic,...
by Chris Budihas, Kyle Trottier and Steve Deuble
January 17, 2017 03:26 AM | Comments (22)
The Army will remain the only organization in our nation’s national security arsenal that enables the competent projection of national power to directly influence human...
by Dennis P. Chapman
January 15, 2017 04:06 PM | Comments (0)
The cause of Iraq’s troubles - the single event without which the hideous mutilation of today would never have occurred - was a 1958 coup d’état....
by Joss Meakins
January 13, 2017 07:40 AM | Comments (4)
Western scholars have seemed reluctant to engage with Chechnya as a COIN success. Such hesitancy may be partly due to the extreme unpalatability of Russian tactics.
by Octavian Manea
January 12, 2017 01:36 PM | Comments (1)
SWJ discussion with Daniel R. Green and William F. Mullen III, the authors of "Fallujah Redux: The Anbar Awakening and the Struggle with al-Qaeda".
by Sam Wilkins
January 11, 2017 03:18 PM | Comments (0)
Doran offers a persuasive and riveting revisionist history of President Eisenhower’s foreign policy approach to the Middle East.
by Andrew Kenealy
January 11, 2017 12:51 PM | Comments (2)
Soft power is an expansive concept, and every one of Mr. Trump’s immature tweets stands to lessen U.S. credibility as the example of a moral force.
by Sadcom via Happycom
January 4, 2017 11:58 AM | Comments (8)
Part Four of Four of “What’s Wrong with SOCOM?”
by Gary Anderson
January 2, 2017 11:10 AM | Comments (4)
The Mabus priorities have been making the naval services more caring, inclusive, and environmentally protective.
by SWJ Editors
January 1, 2017 08:10 PM | Comments (1)
Have received some great entries so far - soliciting more for the SWJ-MWG writing contest. Continue on for all the details.
December 31, 2016 07:50 AM | Comments (3)
Part III of IV of “What’s Wrong with SOCOM?”
December 27, 2016 10:59 AM | Comments (0)
Part II of IV of “What’s Wrong With SOCOM?”
December 26, 2016 06:39 PM | Comments (0)
Just under three weeks left - continue on for all the details.
by J. “Zhanna” Malekos Smith
December 25, 2016 07:48 PM | Comments (0)
As the threat and effect of psychological warfare becomes more pronounced in cyberspace, policymakers must address this burgeoning security threat.
December 25, 2016 03:28 PM | Comments (5)
Part I: JSOC Winning the War Against White SOF and the Problems Massive Bureaucracy Gets You in the Conduct of Irregular Warfare
by Gordon Richmond
December 23, 2016 04:06 PM | Comments (9)
The new career course model is ultimately detrimental to the Special Forces Regiment. It deprives SF captains of some of the best training the Army has to offer.
by A.W. Sanders
December 23, 2016 01:57 PM | Comments (2)
Japan’s defeat at Guadalcanal was led by its “closed systems,” the military culture of Gekukojo, and a military strategy dismissive of operational...
by Charles Staab
December 22, 2016 11:47 AM | Comments (1)
The United States should petition a reclassification of perfidy from the United Nations to ensure the legal protections and force protection of SOF while conducting...
by Norman Ricklefs
December 22, 2016 01:10 AM | Comments (1)
As the Mosul operation grinds forward, it is vitally important for the US and its allies to double down on their commitment to supporting the Iraqi Army and the Counter...
by Michael Peck
December 21, 2016 05:15 AM | Comments (1)
Operation Whirlwind: A paper simulation of the Soviet assault on Budapest designed by prolific wargame designer Brian Train.
by Tim Huening
December 20, 2016 11:04 AM | Comments (0)
Human factors in military operations must become a central consideration in Joint Force campaign planning and execution.
by A. Sparkes
December 19, 2016 12:07 PM | Comments (2)
Scales on War exposes the reader to the ground truths and mortal realities of the politically unfavoured means and the un-pretty practice of dismounted close combat...
by Adam Twardowski
December 19, 2016 01:10 AM | Comments (2)
Trump's election has already forced the United States’ European allies to contemplate a future where the United States might no longer underwrite Europe’s...
by Christopher Cedros
December 18, 2016 11:23 AM | Comments (0)
SOUTHCOM’s diplomatic actions are effective because it can operate at both ends of the spectrum within the realm of coercive diplomacy.
by Clark Johnson
December 17, 2016 11:49 AM | Comments (0)
This paper was prepared in early 2010, when it might still have been possible to advance an agenda for a diversified private sector in Iraq. We missed our opportunity...
by Nathan P. Jones
December 15, 2016 01:09 AM | Comments (0)
This paper assesses maritime drug smuggling by Mexican drug trafficking organizations on the coast of California with an emphasis on the use of panga boats.
by Jeff Goodson
December 14, 2016 02:01 AM | Comments (0)
Ambassador Jonathan S. Addleton: The Dust of Kandahar: A Diplomat Among Warriors in Afghanistan. Naval Institute Press, Annapolis.
by Alexander Velez-Green
December 13, 2016 02:23 PM | Comments (90)
The United States and Russia are already at war. At least, that’s what many in Moscow seem to think - and this war is not fought like past conflicts.
by Vincent A. Dueñas
December 12, 2016 12:12 PM | Comments (3)
The key thesis of this book is to analyze the theory that it is possible to use irregular warfare as a national military strategy to adopt a ‘professional irregular...