by Jason Roach
January 30, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (34)
The growth of Islamism in the Pakistan Army is a distinct threat to US interests in the region.
by Dan McCauley
January 29, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (0)
The Joint Force requires culturally “savvy” leaders capable of developing a global perspective, able to synthesize diverse viewpoints, and with the ability to...
by Martin van Creveld
January 28, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (75)
Military historian Martin van Creveld argues that women’s presence in the military is little but an expensive charade.
by David Bowers
January 25, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (18)
Operators must understand local culture and must harness the power of local institutions to fight an irregular enemy. A proposed method to do so.
by Benjamin Kohlmann
January 24, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (8)
When an adversary arrives in a form that was unanticipated, an intellectually curious officer will be able to draw upon years of education tested not in the...
by Eric Chase
January 24, 2013 03:00 AM | Comments (5)
Terrorism can and should be defined for the discrete purpose of developing international counterterrorism strategies by countries with common interests and...
by Philip Reynolds
January 23, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (3)
An interesting entree into the utility of game theory: There is an application of mathematical logic which illustrates why peer evaluations are bad.
by Beau Barnes
January 23, 2013 03:29 AM | Comments (1)
True to its name, Syed Saleem Shahzad’s Inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban goes beyond the common misperception of Al-Qaeda as a static organization...
by Octavian Manea and A.A. Cohen
January 22, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (8)
For COIN, a trinity of attributes is needed to complement traditional military acumen: analytical intelligence, openness of mind, and broad culture.
by Jonathan A. Bodenhamer
January 21, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (30)
The military would benefit from more officers with hard science backgrounds enabling them to solve the challenging problems the military faces in modern wars.
by Colby K. Krug
January 18, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (1)
If you’re afforded the opportunity to lead a critical team at a critical juncture in our nation’s history… see the big picture and embrace it...
by Greg Mills and Anthony Arnott
January 17, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (2)
Observations from a month-long secondment in Afghanistan with DCOMISAF.
by John M. Ives
January 16, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (0)
The most frustrating moment for the J2 occurs when the operations summary contains more useful intelligence-producing data than the official intelligence reporting.
by Sylvia Longmire
January 15, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (2)
Transnational criminal organization violence is spilling over the southern border of the US, but without a definition the extent of the epidemic is unknown.
by Nicholas Murray
January 14, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (1)
Re-evaluate exactly what we want from our educational system and to strip away the non-essential.
by Nathan P. Jones
January 11, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (1)
Mexico's new president Enrique Peña Nieto has trumpeted its proposed reforms, but there are more similarities than differences with the Calderon Administration.
by Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
January 10, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (1)
The war in Afghanistan is a war of perceptions on progress made thus far. A widening gap in perceptions will complicate the transition .
by Jeff Gilmore
January 9, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (12)
An advocacy for social media and digital collaboration in the military.
by Nicholas Griepsma
January 8, 2013 04:30 AM | Comments (0)
Platoon/Company sized elements are being tasked with the execution of security handovers that have been in development for over ten years.
by Robert Sharp and Sterling Jensen
January 8, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (0)
Lebanon's national rejection of returning to civil war coupled with the buoyancy provided by the Lebanese Armed Forces will keep it from sinking into the Syrian abyss.
by Edward J. McDonnell III
January 7, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (48)
Though discredited, the phased framework of shape-clear-hold-build remains applicable over time when adapted to local circumstances by harmonized independent stakeholders.
by Dan Cox and Michael Mosser
January 4, 2013 05:30 AM | Comments (9)
Forward-leaning, informed speculation on the future operating environment can make the difference between being able to respond to unexpected events or failing to adequately...
by Ishak V. Mastura
January 3, 2013 05:30 AM | Comments (15)
This diplomatic triumph is due in large part to legal advances in international relations, peace processes, mediation and conflict resolution designed and applied by...
by Evan Munsing
January 2, 2013 05:30 AM | Comments (20)
Roman discipline was built upon a belief in the virtues of austerity and frugality, the dignity of labor and an acceptance of hardship – but tempered by a willingness...
by Lisa Saum-Manning
December 27, 2012 05:30 AM | Comments (22)
Comparing Past and Current Challenges to Afghan Local Defense.
by G. Damon Wells
December 20, 2012 05:30 AM | Comments (8)
The key to successful advisor preparation lies in understanding the operational environment.
by James Howcroft
December 19, 2012 05:30 AM | Comments (2)
Intelligence shortcomings lie in how we share and utilize the information and data we have at our disposal.
by Martin Gabriel
December 18, 2012 05:30 AM | Comments (3)
Many German officers learnt their practice during this war and tactics that were first employed in the fighting against the Hehe became typical for other colonial wars fought...
by Michael L. Burgoyne
December 17, 2012 05:30 AM | Comments (10)
Many modern internal conflicts defy basic definitions, so use a composite framework instead.
by Robert M. Toguchi
December 14, 2012 05:30 AM | Comments (20)
History is with replete with former armies that prepared for the wrong type of conflict and received the unflattering result of becoming failed military systems.