Where will ISIS be after Donald J. Trump? The President has forcefully asserted that he will destroy not only ISIS, but also vowed to “exterminate” all of Islamic...

If success was measured by how often a subject is mentioned or written about the U.S. military would surely be a smart culture-savvy force to be reckoned with.

SWJ discussion with Seth G. Jones, Director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND Corporation.

Revisited: A 2011 SWJ Discussion with Dr. Nadia Schadlow, Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Strategy

The Desert Hawks are a hybrid entity, both SyAA strike force and Jaber brothers PMC. The latter role has allowed them to emerge as successful loyalist intermediaries.

General Milley is right. We need to take on the megacity combat challenge. If the enemy know we can fight there and win, he is much less likely to fight there at all.

Despite the growing emphasis on megacity contingencies, many question the premise of U.S. participation in megacity conflict.

Mexican Cartel Tactical Note #31: Use of Burreros to Scale and Lift Up Border Fencing

This paper presents a vision of future warfare by extrapolating technological trends and uniting them under an operational concept.

This paper explores the complexity surrounding the Syrian Civil War, current legislation that exists regarding cyber-warfare and ethics of cyber-attacks.

Scholar and war correspondent Bernard Fall liked to gather information about combat in the field, near the front lines, where the fighting was going on - and he had done a...

As shown in a memorable War On the Rocks article, the legacy of the United States’ Counterinsurgency doctrine includes a contentious foundation.

U.S. vital interests need to be addressed through strong relationships and alliances. The U.S. cannot be content to rely on past goodwill and must actively build and nurture...

The United States is losing the information war against Daesh. Communication professionals must better understand the Daesh narrative, how it is constructed and promulgated...

Warfighting functions do not integrate all five domains, adequately leverage emerging capabilities in electronic, information, and cyber-warfare, and do not provide a...

Mexican Cartel Tactical Note #30: Marijuana Kettlebells and Catapult and Air Cannon Projectiles

If, as President Obama asserted, “ideologies are not defeated by guns,” but by “better ideas,” then how should the U.S. military be used to help...

Islamic State emphasis for hijrah in the immediate future bring support to previous observations regarding the theme of Urgency.

This essay addresses solutions for how the Army can strengthen its landpower in terms of the comprehensible understanding and awareness of the human dimension of the...

How does a nation facing a serious internal threat develop the security institutions needed to protect its populace and what does a modern military force postured to defeat...

As the Army looks to develop concepts on fighting wars in all domains, contributing to what has historically been an Air Force mission is paramount to our success in future...

Considering how resilient Boko Haram has been over the years and the recent spate of attacks, I believe the war is anything but won and has entered a new and much more...

Any performance evaluation to date is probably premature. Nonetheless, early on, there are some good and bad omens.

Mexican Cartel Tactical Note #29: Vehicular Ramps Used to Bypass Border Fencing

The Navy should seriously consider developing a true maritime civil affairs capability, not only because it is required by Department of Defense policy, but because the...

This paper presents an analytical summary of the Yemeni Republican Guard’s adaptation to changing conditions in Yemen following the 2011 resignation of Ali Abdullah...

Silencing the Middle Class: The Gradual Extinction of Tenure in American Universities

What is done and what should be done? Insights into political-criminal nexuses.

There are some good reasons to increase the U.S. military force level in Syria; but if we do, it should be a short and decisive intervention with a clear goal.

Elevate the study of resistance movements from a scholarly field of interest to a science. Resistance science is a science for everyone, because it addresses issues that...