by David Glaser
February 15, 2012 06:13 AM | Comments (8)
COL David Glaser lays out suggestions for selecting and properly training the right people to serve as advisors to senior foreign officials.
by Joseph J. Collins
February 14, 2012 05:47 AM | Comments (6)
Joseph Collins reviews All In and finds that it lives up to the man that it is about.
by Lionel Beehner
February 13, 2012 08:38 PM | Comments (3)
Lionel Beehner explores the paradox behind terming a conflict a civil war, with an eye to events in Syria.
by John P. Sullivan and Adam Elkus
February 13, 2012 06:13 AM | Comments (0)
Stemming from the Occupy and Indignados movements, as well as the London riots, John P. Sullivan and Adam Elkus look at the complex disorder of riots, their types, and the...
by Dan McCauley
February 11, 2012 08:11 AM | Comments (13)
Dan McCauley urges us to consider strategic thinking and apply it in considering our complex problems.
by Alex Verschoor-Kirss
February 10, 2012 02:31 AM | Comments (8)
Alex Verschoor-Kirss provides an interesting look at a case of cultural insurgency: the Estonian Forest Brothers movement.
by Adam Ahmad
February 9, 2012 11:04 AM | Comments (3)
Adam Ahmad evaluates the prospect of Bashir al-Assad's survival in Syria.
by Gregory Grimes
February 9, 2012 10:44 AM | Comments (0)
COL Greg Grimes considers the value of civil affairs in a constrained budget environment.
by Matteo B. Scianna
February 8, 2012 11:19 PM | Comments (0)
Matteo Scianna suggests a heightened role for European forces in "smart defense" in the near abroad. Is this the wave of the future, or a concept doomed by...
by Robert Sharp
February 8, 2012 03:41 PM | Comments (1)
Robert Sharp takes a look at the war rhetoric and the youth of Iran and America and urges us to give peace a chance with Iran.
by Niels Klingenberg Vistisen
February 7, 2012 02:21 PM | Comments (1)
Niels Vistisen argues that the command structure and focus in Afghanistan results in a missing operational level.
by Octavian Manea and John A. Nagl
February 6, 2012 04:22 AM | Comments (38)
Octavian Manea offers an interview with John Nagl who opines that "the savage wars of peace are still going to have an interest in us."
by Fahad Malaikah
February 4, 2012 10:16 PM | Comments (5)
As the Arab Spring moves east, Fahad Malaikah reminds us not to forget where it started.
by Patrick Truffer
February 4, 2012 10:28 AM | Comments (0)
Patrick Truffer explores the inclusion-moderation theory as it pertains to Hamas, an important subject given the transitions of the Arab Spring.
by Kip Whittington
February 3, 2012 05:55 AM | Comments (0)
The world must focus on strengthening institutions as it sets about withdrawing from the Afghan conflict.
by Brad Fultz
February 2, 2012 09:03 PM | Comments (8)
Brad Fultz offers a qualitative tool to help commanders understand actors in their area of operations through a lens of locally defined legitimacy.
by Brandon C. Miller
February 2, 2012 05:58 AM | Comments (1)
F3EA and D3A are great for what they do – but a flexible plan across all echelons for all planners may be a way to go, especially in a military where manpower could be...
by Charles Faint and Michael Harris
January 31, 2012 07:54 PM | Comments (14)
The authors propose implementing F3EAD methodology, which has met with success in the SOF community, across the force.
by Adam Elkus
January 30, 2012 08:14 PM | Comments (0)
Adam Elkus explores the role of drones in battle and warfare and concludes that the moral concerns are nothing new to military history.
by David Walker
January 28, 2012 07:36 AM | Comments (10)
David Walker argues that the successes of the Af-Pak Hands program could be better managed by Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development.
by Steven Metz
January 27, 2012 05:53 AM | Comments (44)
Steven Metz writes about the psychology of insurgents. It is not mirror-image political concerns that they are after, but psychological needs.
by Mike Few and Mark Grimsley
January 26, 2012 06:42 PM | Comments (5)
Mike Few interviews civil war historian Mark Grimsley, research affiliate at The Ohio State University and author...
by Robert Tomes
January 26, 2012 06:17 AM | Comments (8)
American defense planners must consider what an era of persistent conflict will require of them. Will the dictates of the Powell Doctrine or the imperatives of "...
by Brian M. Pierce and James Zanol
January 24, 2012 08:46 PM | Comments (5)
Pierce and Zanol offer a concept for maneuver in n-dimensional terrain. Does this provide the conceptual basis to combat "wicked" problems?
by Jeremy Gwinn
January 24, 2012 05:40 AM | Comments (5)
Jeremy Gwinn focuses on the "transition" phase of security force assistance in Afghanistan.
by James Reed
January 23, 2012 06:09 PM | Comments (4)
Clausewitz's conception of fog and friction in warfare remains as relevant in ever. Are you prepared to operate in an environment of uncertainty?
by Andrew Kubik
January 13, 2012 11:28 AM | Comments (36)
To defend her position, 21st Century America and western powers must seek out and create opportunities for advancement. To do this, we must change the way we think.
by Christopher Sims
January 12, 2012 11:10 AM | Comments (2)
The insurgents have adapted in their ability to deny space to the adversary; rather than settling to eat soup with a knife they attempt to recast the knife as a spoon.
by William Thomson
January 11, 2012 06:05 PM | Comments (9)
These powerful criminal organizations leverage their competitive advantage to further corrupt the Afghan government possibly creating an endless cycle of dependency.
by Thomas Macias
January 11, 2012 01:33 AM | Comments (2)
Chavez undertook a classical Maoist political campaign on Venezuelan society using the military as his modus operandi