by John Bolton
August 3, 2016 12:40 AM | Comments (2)
This article argues that the proper place for new aviators to start flight training in is a simple, fixed-wing trainer.
by Colin D. Wood
August 2, 2016 10:17 AM | Comments (1)
This article is the fourth in the TRADOC/SWJ’s latest “Mad Scientist” call for papers.
by Tom Ordeman, Jr.
August 2, 2016 02:42 AM | Comments (1)
One of history's most recent and successful COIN campaigns proved so successful that few, even in the military community, are aware that it ever took place.
by G. Murphy Donovan
August 1, 2016 01:43 AM | Comments (21)
Flynn is one of the few professional intelligence officers to cut through the fog of Obama era apologetics and tighten the focus on the war we are fighting, not wars we might...
by Alexander Liffiton
August 1, 2016 01:17 AM | Comments (0)
The purpose of this paper is to discern why the Soviet Union intervened in Afghanistan, and why the United States and its allies delegated to the Mujahedin.
by Kimberly Amerson and Spencer B. Meredith III
July 31, 2016 01:38 AM | Comments (0)
This article is the third in the TRADOC/SWJ’s latest “Mad Scientist” call for papers.
by Kevin Freese
July 30, 2016 05:10 PM | Comments (0)
This article is the second in the TRADOC/SWJ’s latest “Mad Scientist” call for papers.
by Gregory Seese, Rafael E. Linera Rivera and Peter Lejeune
July 29, 2016 04:02 AM | Comments (2)
This is the first article in the second round of the TRADOC “Mad Scientist” call for papers.
by Vince Tumminello
July 28, 2016 06:29 PM | Comments (1)
This article presents a red team exercise that posits requirements for an Afghan Taliban victory in Afghanistan over a 5-year timeline.
by Keith Nightingale
July 28, 2016 05:58 PM | Comments (0)
Humans encroach on the wilderness, but nature extracts its own not so subtle revenge with the tools of drought and fire. Such as it is today.
by Larry Kay
July 27, 2016 06:47 AM | Comments (6)
Based on a request from SOCOM to the Director of the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies, the author and his instructor briefed this paper and its ideas to...
by Alex Quade
July 26, 2016 08:57 PM | Comments (0)
Alex first reported on this issue for The Washington Times. Here's the rest of her story.
by Daniel Urchick
July 26, 2016 03:34 AM | Comments (0)
It is important to assess the progress of the PLAAF’s degree of progress toward achieving the capabilities it requires by the early 2030s and this paper intends to do...
by Craig Noyes
July 25, 2016 11:59 PM | Comments (1)
This article examines Islamic State’s decision-making, focusing specifically on its pivots between temporal and ideological priorities.
by Robert Schafer
July 24, 2016 12:26 AM | Comments (0)
The role of CA in denied areas is a hotly contested topic among members of the special operations community. Feedback is mixed - in favor and against.
by Graham E. Fuller
July 23, 2016 04:58 AM | Comments (1)
Only the withdrawal of American and NATO boots on the ground will begin to allow the process of near-frantic emotions to subside within Pakistan, and for the region to start...
by Lucas Winter
July 22, 2016 08:50 AM | Comments (1)
This paper looks at the genesis, evolution and growth of the Syrian Army’s “Tiger Forces” and their leader Suheil al-Hassan.
by Rick Chersicla
July 21, 2016 11:58 PM | Comments (0)
American special operations support efforts aimed at building West African military capability over the last five years have been largely successful.
by Charles J. Dunlap, Jr.
July 21, 2016 11:35 AM | Comments (6)
Does the NATO treaty “automatically” require the U.S. use force to defend a NATO ally? The short answer is “no”.
by Drew Calcagno
July 21, 2016 06:20 AM | Comments (0)
What happens when social protection runs awry – rather than enabling market-led development, al-Shabaab creates a structure that rejects it.
by Casey Carr
July 20, 2016 07:31 AM | Comments (0)
With catastrophe and resiliency, there is a clear movement away from bio-politics and the antics of social engineering. Populations are becoming more viewed as...
by Michael J. Dawdy
July 20, 2016 05:46 AM | Comments (2)
As the US peers into the future of irregular conflict, there are historical trends of the likely prevalence of Unconventional Warfare in the coming decades as a policy tool...
by Richard M. Ingleby
July 18, 2016 11:18 PM | Comments (29)
Scholars and students of warfare have yet to look at military occupations collectively to see if any common themes, trends or correlations emerge.
by Jason Cooley
July 18, 2016 11:10 PM | Comments (0)
During the campaign against Islamic extremism, policymakers were more concerned about the conduct of organizations which wanted to assume power in various states.
by Peter Forster and Thomas Hader
July 18, 2016 08:27 AM | Comments (1)
As ISIS continues to employ capable means to radicalize individuals and encourage directed and inspired attacks, the threat of homegrown attacks is unlikely to cease anytime...
by James A. Chambers, Kasi M. Chu, Chelsea B. Payne and Catherine R. Platt
July 18, 2016 07:57 AM | Comments (0)
Given the military’s privileged position in Burma, US organizations experienced in capacity development could build partnerships that foster healthcare and professional...
July 16, 2016 02:53 PM | Comments (50)
If global government were possible today, the end of national and local democracy would begin.
by Nicholas T. Williams
July 16, 2016 02:17 PM | Comments (0)
ISIS supporters have taken to twitter to unofficially claim responsibility for the attacks as retaliation for the death of Abu Omar Shishani.
by Colin McElhinny
July 15, 2016 11:35 AM | Comments (0)
While the details of the current SOF mission in Yemen are few, there are several one can glean from recent press that assist in evaluation of the mission.
by Darren E. Tromblay
July 14, 2016 05:56 AM | Comments (1)
Asymmetric tactics are not Russia-Ukraine unique; they are employed against the United States and have been for quite some time.