by Mark L. Brown, Jr.
March 28, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (13)
The Civilian Irregular Defense Group was one of Special Forces’ greatest success stories and by far the greatest example of how to fight unconventional warfare with an...
by Casimir C. Carey III
March 27, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (1)
Russia has integrated cyber operations into its military doctrine.
by Abdullahi Osman El-Tom
March 26, 2013 10:05 AM | Comments (0)
Maintaining official armies in Africa makes little security, political or economic sense. The continent will do better without them altogether
by Chelsea Daymon
March 26, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
The Egyptian Sinai is becoming a breakaway state.
by Ellen Klein
March 25, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (3)
While COIN remains the convention, to varying degrees, in post-conflict and steady-state operations, rule of law will be an essential part of the US security mission.
by Evan Munsing
March 22, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (10)
Modern American values continue to grow apart from traditional military values, changing the face of military culture. Munsing offers a few ways to adjust to...
by Scott W. Ruston, Chris Lundry, Pauline Hope Cheong and Daniel Bernardi
March 21, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (6)
The explosive effects of rumors in Syria and insurgenceis around the world.
by James Howcroft
March 20, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (3)
The trajectory of developments holds value as a guide to the challenges of the next decade and the education and training needed to meet them.
by Jeff Gilmore
March 19, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
Constraint, imagination, and collaboration can produce meaningful innovations.
by Christopher Wilkerson
March 19, 2013 02:25 AM | Comments (1)
Do the terrain and the friendly and enemy situations allow stability operations at the village or district level?
by Chris Miller
March 18, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
Knowing the balance between when to exercise power and when to hold back is vital to maintaining America’s strength.
by Luke Falkenburg
March 15, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (2)
The only long-term solution to end the LRA’s child soldiering is through a decisive victory, which requires expanded regional and international involvement.
by Robert Tollast and Nathaniel Rosenblatt
March 14, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
Regardless of whether Britain and France arm the rebels, Syria faces more challenges than Assad’s rule. An interview with Nathaniel Rosenblatt from Caerus Ascociates by...
by Christopher Alexander and Alixe Turner
March 13, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (0)
The provision of both financial and development programs in the northern territories of Mali is an effective way to deter vulnerable groups from adhering to AQ ideology.
by Douglas S. Wilbur
March 13, 2013 03:25 AM | Comments (2)
Successful information operations (IO) often require effective inter-cultural communications in order to inform and influence foreign audiences.
by Robert M. Kerr
March 12, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (2)
The realities of conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan necessitated “just-in-time” cultural training that focused heavily on the “do’s and don’ts....
by Andrew G. Attar, Jr. and Rob Rouleau
March 12, 2013 03:25 AM | Comments (10)
Making IPB an “entire staff” process is critically important to achieve shared understanding of the various mission variables.
by Dan McCauley
March 11, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (4)
Paul was an independent thinker, uninterested in unifomity of behavior in others. His thinking and practice were contextual—shaped by and for each new situation
by Robert R. Greene Sands
March 8, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (0)
A proof of concept for an integrated language and culture learning program.
by Alexis Leanna Henshaw
March 7, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (4)
Women are acting as combatants in approximately one-third of present-day armed insurgencies. Are there lessons for the US military?
by David Segalini
March 6, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (6)
The CIA should focus on gathering intelligence to inform policy makers and to attack the underlying causes and enablers of terrorist group formation and action.
by Octavian Manea
March 5, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (23)
When Afghanistan failed, then COIN was seen as having failed too, having proved itself too risky, too time-consuming to justify its extraordinary investment in lives and...
by Mark Jacobsen
March 4, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (5)
This article proposes a positive vision for how disruptive junior officers and established senior officers should advance the discussion about improving their services.
by John Catherine
March 1, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (3)
West German law enforcement used combinations of intelligence analysis and HUMINT collection while simultaneously engaging and disrupting the Red Army Faction.
by David Sterman
February 28, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (3)
Under certain conditions, supporting rebels can achieve strategic objectives without causing instability or humanitarian catastrophe.
by Raymond Miller
February 27, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (2)
Miller traces the history of conflict resolution and negotiation during the four Tuareg rebellions in Mali, focusing primarily on the role of ideology.
by David Rodman
February 26, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (0)
Israel’s defenses against rockets and ballistic missiles provide important strategic benefits to the state, and they may change the face of Middle Eastern warfare in...
by Joshua Thiel and Douglas A. Borer
February 25, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (11)
If the coalition consolidates on major bases along the ring road and attempts a Soviet-style hub and spoke concept, the result will be the same: defeat.
by Youssef Aboul-Enein
February 22, 2013 04:12 AM | Comments (1)
Those interested in Vietnam, the mechanics of secret peace talks, and the national decision making of several countries will find this an important and historic work.
by Yasir Kuoti
February 22, 2013 03:25 AM | Comments (2)
As someone who was born and lived in Iraq, I witnessed much of what Dr. Sassoon describes and believe that his analysis is profound and accurate.