by G. Murphy Donovan
September 12, 2015 07:26 AM | Comments (1)
Words matter. Alas, neologisms come into the language all the time. Ironically, polemicists on the Right and Left abhor words like “Islamism.”
by Octavian Manea
September 11, 2015 06:49 AM | Comments (0)
Interview with Jim Thomas (CSBA) conducted by Octavian Manea.
by Robert R. Greene Sands and Megan L. Dove-Steinkamp
September 10, 2015 11:46 AM | Comments (3)
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.
by Michael Hoopes
September 9, 2015 10:20 PM | Comments (0)
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...
September 9, 2015 09:19 AM | Comments (10)
Single point failures, military or otherwise, can be beneficial, an opportunity to learn. Serial failure, however, is often the slippery slope of cultural decay.
by Dale C. Eikmeier
September 9, 2015 02:28 AM | Comments (0)
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.
by Hannah Croft
September 8, 2015 02:15 PM | Comments (0)
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.
by Daniel Glickstein and John Miller
September 8, 2015 07:35 AM | Comments (0)
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....
by Raffi Mnatzakanian
September 7, 2015 11:07 AM | Comments (0)
The tolerance for traditional military conflict towards achieving state interests has greatly diminished. Thus, SOF are now incorporated into a “Whole of Government...
by Douglas Paul Rose
September 6, 2015 07:17 AM | Comments (0)
We must move into a multi-dimensional understanding of information, connectivity, and signatures in order to turn the requisite data on its axis.
by John Q. Bolton
September 5, 2015 11:29 AM | Comments (1)
History offers lessons that, if properly understood within context, elucidate continuous themes and creates options, fostering adaptability through broadening.
by Bradford L. Gaddy
September 4, 2015 11:13 AM | Comments (0)
As the Army continues to draw down, the reality of an uncertain and complex future environment prevents the traditional post-war reset from occurring.
by Joshua Walton
September 4, 2015 12:29 AM | Comments (10)
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...
by Zane Egitkhanoff
September 3, 2015 02:18 PM | Comments (1)
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...
by Andrew G. Attar, Jr.
September 3, 2015 06:41 AM | Comments (0)
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.
by Jahara W. Matisek
September 2, 2015 12:51 PM | Comments (3)
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...
by Jonathan Bissell
September 2, 2015 06:28 AM | Comments (2)
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.
by Jimmy Byrn
September 1, 2015 05:40 AM | Comments (0)
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.
by Michael Pietrucha and Jeremy Renken
August 31, 2015 02:12 PM | Comments (4)
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 Giuseppe A. Stavale
August 31, 2015 10:30 AM | Comments (0)
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...
by David Tier
August 30, 2015 01:41 PM | Comments (4)
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...
by Austin J. Luckenbach
August 30, 2015 11:50 AM | Comments (0)
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...
by Jeffrey Julum and Daniel Evans
August 30, 2015 10:59 AM | Comments (4)
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...
by Charles J. Beirne
August 29, 2015 11:32 AM | Comments (0)
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.
by Feryaz Ocakli
August 28, 2015 04:57 AM | Comments (2)
Erdoğan and the PKK see opportunities in renewed struggle, sidelining the threat of ISIS.
August 26, 2015 06:49 AM | Comments (10)
Interview with Commander (rtd) Steve Tatham, PhD, RN, Director of Operations at IOTA-Global Ltd, a specialist civilian Information Operations company.
by Carole N. House and John House
August 25, 2015 01:04 PM | Comments (0)
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...
by Jeong Lee
August 25, 2015 04:37 AM | Comments (3)
This paper examines the conduct of the Afghanistan War under the Barack Obama administration and offers policy recommendations for the president.
by Bryan Leese
August 24, 2015 08:10 AM | Comments (0)
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.
by Cory Wallace
August 23, 2015 07:00 AM | Comments (0)
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...