by Thammy Evans
September 12, 2016 07:34 AM | Comments (0)
This essay explores one of the key and most underemphasized components of building successful fighting power, namely the moral component.
by Gordon Richmond
September 11, 2016 05:08 AM | Comments (4)
Though the training scenario was an imperfect reflection of a real-world UW mission, our success could be replicated in other environments by any ODA.
by John P. Sullivan and Robert Bunker
September 10, 2016 08:37 AM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a Small Wars Journal-El Centro update and call for papers.
September 10, 2016 06:18 AM | Comments (0)
El Salvador’s Attorney General is concerned that the maras, Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) in particular, are developing armed commando battalions that are designed...
by Kurtis M. Hout Jr.
September 10, 2016 05:07 AM | Comments (0)
Mad Scientist # 17: The Army is allocating proportional resources to the cyber domain as it is to the success or failure of key weapon systems.
by Andrew Schoka
September 10, 2016 04:52 AM | Comments (0)
Mad Scientist # 16: The US Army is moving to field the next generation of cyber warfighters, and the need to identify, train, and develop these cyber professionals is...
by Chris Telley
September 4, 2016 02:55 PM | Comments (1)
The US can enable novel gains in the information environment by collecting on, operating in, and collaborating through indigenously produced economic media.
by Mathew Fukuzawa
September 3, 2016 07:44 AM | Comments (0)
While many of the Army’s great leaders have blossomed on the battlefield without systematic development, there are doctrinal references that define leader development...
by Malcolm Beith
September 2, 2016 10:56 AM | Comments (1)
A UN departure could cause more than just trouble in terms of quelling rebels. The 20,000 peacekeepers are now a backbone of the nation’s struggling economy.
by Octavian Manea
September 2, 2016 02:10 AM | Comments (1)
Small Wars Journal interview with Karsten Friis, Senior Adviser and Head of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs’ Research Group on Security and...
by Ryan Harmon, Mark Holden and Brandon Sasnett
September 1, 2016 02:59 PM | Comments (0)
This article uses the C-UAS problem set as a case study to highlight some of the challenges the Army faces responding to the increased use of innovative technologies by our...
by Rick Chersicla
September 1, 2016 08:37 AM | Comments (0)
An often-overlooked part of the conflict in Southeast Asia, the formation of and lessons learned by the MRF can serve as the groundwork of a future joint riverine force.
by Gary E. Phillips
August 31, 2016 06:12 PM | Comments (0)
As weapons platforms become increasingly digital, the risk from electronic interference becomes increasingly troublesome—including hacking, jamming, and even hijacking...
by Jack McCain
August 31, 2016 05:28 AM | Comments (0)
The war saw the engagement of South African, Namibian, Angolan, Cuban, Soviet, Chinese and even American forces in an array of operations and offensives.
by Ashley Holzmann and Whitney O’Connell
August 30, 2016 10:57 AM | Comments (0)
This article addresses Psychological Operations Measures of Effectiveness pitfalls and fixing the measurement and reporting problems.
by Daniel E. Ward
August 30, 2016 04:59 AM | Comments (2)
The US must ensure it is not simply being responsive to Chinese moves, but instead base decisions on strategic objectives.
by Timothy Clark
August 29, 2016 11:54 AM | Comments (0)
This study gives policy makers, scholars, law enforcement practioneers and planners a greater understanding on the degree and nature of Mexican drug trafficking organization...
by Jacqueline L. Hazelton
August 27, 2016 06:19 AM | Comments (0)
Do we actually know much about drone strikes' political effects? No.
by Nicholas Fedyk
August 25, 2016 06:45 AM | Comments (3)
In an era of expanding popular engagement and attention to foreign conflicts, a strategic appreciation of people-centric dimensions is more important now than ever.
by Matthew E. Miller
August 24, 2016 03:33 PM | Comments (28)
FID is failing now. The solution is to create a mid-career SOF FID specialization for SOF Officers.
by Frank Prautzsch
August 24, 2016 07:42 AM | Comments (0)
Mad Scientist # 15: As an Army “Mad Scientist”, I am both intellectually mad and emotionally mad about the armor/force protection topic.
by Douglas Farah
August 23, 2016 09:05 AM | Comments (0)
The chances the government’s ongoing peace negotiations with FARC will end with the guerrillas morphing into a political party willing and participating in the...
by John Zager and Robert Zager
August 22, 2016 02:41 AM | Comments (0)
This article discusses an alternative defensive strategy which addresses human performance capabilities and limitations to disrupt spearphishing attacks.
by G. Murphy Donovan
August 21, 2016 10:33 AM | Comments (1)
“History teaches us that we learn nothing from history.”
- - Hegel
by Nathan Grau
August 20, 2016 06:01 AM | Comments (0)
The confluence of the Army’s explicit ideology, its operational practices, and ability to wage war in a political vacuum left by an unstable civil authority fed into...
by Albert Palazzo
August 19, 2016 02:52 AM | Comments (0)
Mad Scientist # 14: On today’s battlefield, if it can be sensed it can be killed from afar, often with a single round. As the level of precision improves, this will...
by Patricia DeGennaro
August 17, 2016 02:44 AM | Comments (6)
Mad Scientist # 13: The Gray Zone is an ambiguous space. Not easy to visualize, it is cloaked making things beneath not always what they seem.
by Jordan Isham and Lorand Bodo
August 16, 2016 02:52 PM | Comments (1)
In order to develop effective counter-narratives, it is first necessary to conduct proper research that will lay the groundwork for any counter-narrative campaign.
by Jared M. Stafford, James J. Valdes and Aleksandr Miklos
August 16, 2016 04:17 AM | Comments (0)
Mad Scientist # 12: With the advancing field of genomics and gene modification, the possibility has arisen for applying these technologies to enhance a soldier’s...
by Christopher J. Heatherly
August 14, 2016 12:12 AM | Comments (3)
Mad Scientist # 11: War is man’s oldest profession. While we might aspire for peace, the exigencies of our world demand we prepare for war.