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
by Donald Rector
January 10, 2012 07:01 PM | Comments (8)
It is essential to understand that everything of importance in Afghanistan happens in the village, not in Kabul, or even at the Provincial headquarters. Historically,...
by Chris Wachter
January 10, 2012 04:18 PM | Comments (1)
In today’s environment, the United States conducts security cooperation efforts to build partnerships and partner capacity in an attempt to “further the U.S....
by Joel Iams
January 10, 2012 04:48 AM | Comments (8)
A Neorealist Perspective of Iraq after the American Exit
by Michael J. Coote
January 9, 2012 03:55 PM | Comments (3)
Limiting the definition of insurgency, can limit the military response
by Ofer Fridman
January 9, 2012 08:41 AM | Comments (6)
Self-organized civilians' activities against the military in war are neither a theoretical assumption nor NEW in history. Today and tomorrow, armies will have to contend...
by Thomas Talley and Rob Dixon
January 9, 2012 02:55 AM | Comments (13)
How do you ensure you have the right amount of junior leaders (rank of sergeant to major) where you need them, when you need them?
by Joseph J. Collins
January 8, 2012 06:25 PM | Comments (20)
As the withdrawal of US and allied forces continues, the post-2014 allied manning and assistance levels in Afghanistan have yet to be defined. The absence of a plan,...
by Dimitar Georgiev
January 7, 2012 04:39 PM | Comments (0)
A Case Study of the American Experience in Iraq in the Pillar of Justice
by Terry Tucker
January 6, 2012 02:22 PM | Comments (11)
Policy analysts question conceptual failure (ends), intellectuals want to know why, and the analysis of organizational and operational lessons learned (ways and means), will...
by William Herbert
January 6, 2012 03:23 AM | Comments (3)
Kaplan builds a case for the growing importance of the Indian Ocean and its perimeter states as the new geopolitical center of the developing world
by Octavian Manea
January 5, 2012 06:07 PM | Comments (15)
Uribe COIN model: Interview with Dr. Thomas A. Marks
by Knox Thames
January 5, 2012 06:26 AM | Comments (3)
Leading thinking about counterinsurgency misses the relevance of religious freedom.
by Neno Danovic
January 5, 2012 05:36 AM | Comments (0)
Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan – What is Being Done Wrong and What Could be Done Better
by Benjamin Borgeson
January 4, 2012 04:25 AM | Comments (16)
Non-Commissioned Officer's masters thesis
by Hriday Ch. Sarma
January 4, 2012 03:57 AM | Comments (3)
I place the Libyan Civil War of Liberation within the ambit of 2011 Arab Spring; broadly as a refurbished sprig of Arab people’s movement against their respective...
by Nicholas Mumm
January 3, 2012 04:59 PM | Comments (3)
Leveraging technology, the US could create networks allowing for unprecedented intelligence collection as well as widespread and immediate distribution of information
by Morgan Mann
January 3, 2012 04:59 AM | Comments (0)
Fallujah and The Silk Road
by Richard Buchanan
January 2, 2012 04:36 AM | Comments (2)
The civil war is in full swing and Iran is driving it—it all goes back to the “Green Cresent” and the old “Silk Road”
by John T. Fishel
January 1, 2012 08:05 PM | Comments (5)
The Gentile-Nagl Debate is nothing new in military history
by Charles A. Krohn
January 1, 2012 07:29 PM | Comments (6)
The Troops Need Napalm and Flamethrowers
by Lincoln S. Farish
January 1, 2012 07:00 AM | Comments (8)
A response to Shane Bilsborough's Counterlawfare in Counterinsurgency
by David S. Maxwell
January 1, 2012 05:50 AM | Comments (13)
In times of austerity, the military's best investment is in its people: education, selection, and promotion of talent.
by John W. Jones
December 30, 2011 06:26 PM | Comments (38)
Regardless of what the current US administration and Senior Military Officers claim, we lost the peace in Iraq.
by Youssef Aboul-Enein
December 28, 2011 04:49 AM | Comments (0)
Many areas of interest to the United States today were former Ottoman dominions like Egypt, Iraq, Syria, even Libya. Understanding the mechanics of this former empire...
by Brad Freden
December 27, 2011 06:10 AM | Comments (42)
A counterinsurgency strategy based on the now-famous Field Manual 3-24, written under the auspices of then-LTGs David Petraeus and James Mattis in 2006, is inappropriate for...