Words matter. Alas, neologisms come into the language all the time. Ironically, polemicists on the Right and Left abhor words like “Islamism.”

Interview with Jim Thomas (CSBA) conducted by Octavian Manea.

Drone or RPA pilots are leaving the USAF faster than they can be replaced.  Even more pay doesn't seem to slow the hemorrhaging down much.

The rise of vigilante citizen militias in the western Mexican state of Michoacán has been a key component in the narrative of the government’s failure to secure...

Single point failures, military or otherwise, can be beneficial, an opportunity to learn. Serial failure, however, is often the slippery slope of cultural decay.

ADRP 3-0 is and wrong and incorrectly merges operational art and the operational level of war. The former is a creative process, the latter, is a location.

There is no one panacea to counter the violence and instability in Jalisco, and it will take time for the Operation to make an impact.

In light of the growing strength of the Sinai Province after swearing allegiance to the Islamic State, what counter actions can General Sisi and Egypt’s leaders take....

The tolerance for traditional military conflict towards achieving state interests has greatly diminished. Thus, SOF are now incorporated into a “Whole of Government...

We must move into a multi-dimensional understanding of information, connectivity, and signatures in order to turn the requisite data on its axis.

History offers lessons that, if properly understood within context, elucidate continuous themes and creates options, fostering adaptability through broadening.

As the Army continues to draw down, the reality of an uncertain and complex future environment prevents the traditional post-war reset from occurring.

It is interesting to note that in a time of a political crisis the governments of modern democracies will often act in defiance of their usually liberal agendas to impose...

While this article provides an overview of Armenia’s and Azerbaijan’s HUMINT, it is important to acknowledge that there are many different types of intelligence...

The fundamental problem at the heart of the Doctrine 2015 effort was this attempt to rebuild within a few years what had previously taken generations to assemble.

Leadership and ideology seem to be practically immune to drone strikes; hence making them a "super bug" that is not deterred by threats of strikes or undermined by...

Despite criticism from pundits, President Santos has pragmatically led Colombia through a difficult era, and currently has it poised to reach a lasting internal peace.

An AAR can do more than simply identify simplistic lessons learned in training or on the battlefield - it is an opportunity to develop a more cohesive team.

The USAF’s fighter procurement plan puts Combat Air Forces on a pathway to become smaller, less capable, and less relevant to the challenges...

By examining Japan’s history and culture, this paper seeks to understand why the Yasukuni Shrine burdens Japan’s relationship particularly with the Republic of...

The Army must institute an evaluation system that offers promotion boards more information on each candidate’s performance and potential that is independent from the...

The War on Terror has been coined our era’s Vietnam and there has been no shortage of opinions on how similar or different Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation...

Our team has spent the last four months studying ungoverned spaces and the unique characteristics that will impact potential future operations and has initiated a network...

With the sequester in effect, there must be a shift in the Army to transition to a Total Army training plan in order to synchronize its efforts and formulate synergy.

Erdoğan and the PKK see opportunities in renewed struggle, sidelining the threat of ISIS.

Interview with Commander (rtd) Steve Tatham, PhD, RN, Director of Operations at IOTA-Global Ltd, a specialist civilian Information Operations company.

Soldier efficiency should be a cornerstone of capabilities development in the Army.  The importance of Soldier efficiency will only grow as a smaller segment of society...

This paper examines the conduct of the Afghanistan War under the Barack Obama administration and offers policy recommendations for the president.

The cyber domain is a 'forest' dense with complications and operational implications. Cyber black swan events will happen; we must prepare to deal with them.

The Provisional Irish Republican Army lost the support of Catholics in Northern Ireland because the scope of its operations escalated the level of violence to a state that...