by Daniel Urchick
July 26, 2016 03:34 AM | Comments (0)
It is important to assess the progress of the PLAAF’s degree of progress toward achieving the capabilities it requires by the early 2030s and this paper intends to do...
by Craig Noyes
July 25, 2016 11:59 PM | Comments (1)
This article examines Islamic State’s decision-making, focusing specifically on its pivots between temporal and ideological priorities.
by Robert Schafer
July 24, 2016 12:26 AM | Comments (0)
The role of CA in denied areas is a hotly contested topic among members of the special operations community. Feedback is mixed - in favor and against.
by Graham E. Fuller
July 23, 2016 04:58 AM | Comments (1)
Only the withdrawal of American and NATO boots on the ground will begin to allow the process of near-frantic emotions to subside within Pakistan, and for the region to start...
by Lucas Winter
July 22, 2016 08:50 AM | Comments (1)
This paper looks at the genesis, evolution and growth of the Syrian Army’s “Tiger Forces” and their leader Suheil al-Hassan.
by Rick Chersicla
July 21, 2016 11:58 PM | Comments (0)
American special operations support efforts aimed at building West African military capability over the last five years have been largely successful.
by Charles J. Dunlap, Jr.
July 21, 2016 11:35 AM | Comments (6)
Does the NATO treaty “automatically” require the U.S. use force to defend a NATO ally? The short answer is “no”.
by Drew Calcagno
July 21, 2016 06:20 AM | Comments (0)
What happens when social protection runs awry – rather than enabling market-led development, al-Shabaab creates a structure that rejects it.
by Casey Carr
July 20, 2016 07:31 AM | Comments (0)
With catastrophe and resiliency, there is a clear movement away from bio-politics and the antics of social engineering. Populations are becoming more viewed as...
by Michael J. Dawdy
July 20, 2016 05:46 AM | Comments (2)
As the US peers into the future of irregular conflict, there are historical trends of the likely prevalence of Unconventional Warfare in the coming decades as a policy tool...
by Richard M. Ingleby
July 18, 2016 11:18 PM | Comments (29)
Scholars and students of warfare have yet to look at military occupations collectively to see if any common themes, trends or correlations emerge.
by Jason Cooley
July 18, 2016 11:10 PM | Comments (0)
During the campaign against Islamic extremism, policymakers were more concerned about the conduct of organizations which wanted to assume power in various states.
by Peter Forster and Thomas Hader
July 18, 2016 08:27 AM | Comments (1)
As ISIS continues to employ capable means to radicalize individuals and encourage directed and inspired attacks, the threat of homegrown attacks is unlikely to cease anytime...
by James A. Chambers, Kasi M. Chu, Chelsea B. Payne and Catherine R. Platt
July 18, 2016 07:57 AM | Comments (0)
Given the military’s privileged position in Burma, US organizations experienced in capacity development could build partnerships that foster healthcare and professional...
by G. Murphy Donovan
July 16, 2016 02:53 PM | Comments (50)
If global government were possible today, the end of national and local democracy would begin.
by Nicholas T. Williams
July 16, 2016 02:17 PM | Comments (0)
ISIS supporters have taken to twitter to unofficially claim responsibility for the attacks as retaliation for the death of Abu Omar Shishani.
by Colin McElhinny
July 15, 2016 11:35 AM | Comments (0)
While the details of the current SOF mission in Yemen are few, there are several one can glean from recent press that assist in evaluation of the mission.
by Darren E. Tromblay
July 14, 2016 05:56 AM | Comments (1)
Asymmetric tactics are not Russia-Ukraine unique; they are employed against the United States and have been for quite some time.
by Darrell Fawley
July 14, 2016 04:04 AM | Comments (0)
As the Army transitions to a more flexible, adaptive force able to operate with little or no forewarning across a broad range of environments and conflicts, its PT program...
by Richard A. McConnell, Edward N. Edens, Angela J. Allen, Joseph M. Ladymon and Annie L. Robinson
July 14, 2016 01:01 AM | Comments (0)
A literature review and a description of three cases of ADM planners substituting alternative theoretical models to that of PMESII-PT in the process of the Army Design...
by Christopher Knight
July 13, 2016 09:06 AM | Comments (0)
The Iran-Iraq War played a major role in the violence we see today and it is time to recognize just how much of an impact this conflict actually had.
by Thomas R. McCabe
July 12, 2016 12:01 AM | Comments (2)
The extremely confused land war against ISIS in Syria and Iraq continues to grind on, with the current situation trending somewhat against ISIS in Iraq, less so in Syria....
by Robert P. Chamberlain
July 11, 2016 11:18 PM | Comments (1)
Rather than fall into the trap of starting with revolutions and working backwards, this paper starts from general theories of the state, society, and war and work forward.
by Scott E. Bruck
July 11, 2016 08:38 PM | Comments (1)
Three types of trade relationships promote conflict - incompatible types of government, asymmetry of trade volume and possibilities for third-party influence.
by Barnett S. Koven
July 11, 2016 03:18 AM | Comments (0)
Getting COIN training for host nation forces right is especially important given that instances of intrastate dynamics such as insurgency and civil war are on the rise.
by Adam Klus
July 10, 2016 01:08 AM | Comments (1)
Colonel Evgeny Messner, Russian Imperial Army, made a significant contribution to understanding irregular warfare. His flagship concept of myatezh voina remains...
by Sajid Farid Shapoo
July 8, 2016 08:45 AM | Comments (3)
The Darbha attack was a reminder of why the Maoist insurgency has repeatedly been called India’s biggest internal security challenge. This paper is an attempt to...
by Philip Y. Kao
July 7, 2016 08:34 AM | Comments (0)
This paper explores Unified Quest 06 in order to show how and under what circumstances civilian-military and interagency constructs struggle to serve as true interfaces.
by Leslie Stanfield
July 7, 2016 07:53 AM | Comments (1)
My hypothesis, the Intelligence Community has been unable to predict cyber-attacks against the United States, is false.
by Greg Simons
July 6, 2016 05:22 AM | Comments (2)
“The central fallacy at the heart of the current narrative is that it employs a single prism to view a complex world.”