by Dave Dilegge
February 13, 2016 05:06 AM | Comments (1)
I first posted this short piece at the Urban Operations Journal on 28 February 2003 and reposted it here at SWJ on 17 December 2007. Here are the considerations, again.
by Jon Watkins and Chuck Campbell
February 12, 2016 06:06 PM | Comments (0)
The latest in the TRADOC G-2 / SWJ Mad Scientist call for papers series.
by Charles Barham
February 11, 2016 03:41 PM | Comments (12)
This paper seeks to identify lessons from the Afghanistan “COIN Development” experience at the strategic level.
by Andrew Kenealy
February 11, 2016 02:37 PM | Comments (0)
How do we measure the on-the-ground costs of taking civilian lives?
by Patrick Duggan
February 10, 2016 01:39 PM | Comments (1)
Every SOF practitioner will be required to understand the basics of cyberspace, computers, and coding because they’ll need those skills to conduct cyber special...
by Mbaye Bashir Lo
February 10, 2016 10:02 AM | Comments (0)
This is a world of closely-knit communities. It signals the end of closed border politics, the irrelevance of the politics of containment and the risks of double-standard...
by SWJ Editors
February 9, 2016 06:50 PM | Comments (0)
Continue on for a TRADOC G-2 / Small Wars Journal "Mad Scientist" call for papers update.
by Darryl Ward
February 9, 2016 05:47 AM | Comments (0)
In order to predict future impacts of megacities to the US Army, the global drivers and trends leading to megacity development must be identified.
by Gregory D. Miller
February 8, 2016 11:39 AM | Comments (47)
We can become so preoccupied with how to win over the population we fail to ask when attempting to do so is even appropriate.
by Jim Perkins, Chevy Cook and Ralph Hernandez
February 7, 2016 07:36 PM | Comments (0)
On the surface, facilitating mentoring seems very simple, but even establishing a common definition is a significant challenge.
by John Commerford
February 7, 2016 07:11 AM | Comments (1)
In dispute is how to make attack pilots trained in and flying in an aircraft designed for an attack mission into aerial scouts.
by Darren E. Tromblay
February 6, 2016 04:13 PM | Comments (8)
While it contends with the Islamic State and al-Qaida an insurgency intent on challenging the sovereignty of the U.S. government is already here.
by Matthew Hutchison, Frederick Waage and Dan Bennett
February 5, 2016 08:32 PM | Comments (0)
The Army must develop a holistic solution to Army-wide cyber resiliency and hardening of electronic systems to address our current cyber capability gap.
by Nathan Fisher and Gary R. Gilbert
February 4, 2016 01:48 PM | Comments (0)
The growing planned use of UMS and robotics on the future battlefield affords both great opportunities and challenges to far future medical operations.
by Jérôme Diaz
February 4, 2016 12:26 PM | Comments (0)
Interview with Kate Clark of the Afghanistan Analysts Network.
by Gary Anderson
February 3, 2016 06:44 PM | Comments (0)
If we aren’t willing to use American infantry against ISIS, perhaps we might consider using robots.
by Octavian Manea
February 2, 2016 08:33 PM | Comments (35)
SWJ discussion with Alexander Lanoszka, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College.
by Michael Chandler
January 31, 2016 03:14 AM | Comments (8)
Kilcullen has six maxims to manage company-level COIN operations, and for me the most interesting one of the six is “travel light, and harden your combat service...
by Joshua Tromp
January 28, 2016 04:30 AM | Comments (0)
This research examines the cyber battle space, why it poses a significant threat, and how attribution difficulties can create significant issues for deterrence of cyber-...
by Charles J. Dunlap, Jr.
January 27, 2016 01:21 PM | Comments (6)
Lawyers like to say that “bad facts make bad law” – and that could be at play here.
by Virginia Byers
January 27, 2016 01:30 AM | Comments (1)
America has been ignoring the overall threat that has been attacking her people since the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
by W. R. Baker
January 26, 2016 07:27 PM | Comments (0)
Like the Battle of the Bulge, the 1972 Easter Offensive has often been referred to as an intelligence failure because it caught the U.S. and S. Vietnam completely by surprise...
by Gregory D. Foster
January 26, 2016 08:56 AM | Comments (0)
Statecraft stands apart as a more elevated undertaking than politics... statecraft is fundamentally a strategic enterprise, while strategy in turn is... an ethical enterprise...
by Jan Schwarzenberg
January 25, 2016 10:15 PM | Comments (12)
Are American terrorists considered combatants if not in an active combat zone engaging U.S. forces on the ground and should they be accorded additional consideration before...
by Alex Reese
January 24, 2016 06:33 PM | Comments (2)
This research paper examines four cells of individuals, both rooted in society and of a high socio-economic status, whose members have radicalized within North America.
by Rory O’Connor
January 20, 2016 10:23 AM | Comments (35)
The true goal of Special Forces physical training should reflect that which was sought by the OSS—complete confidence to handle uncertainty.
by James Emery
January 19, 2016 04:58 PM | Comments (2)
Egos and agendas are destroying the prospect for a powerful alliance against ISIS.
by Rodney D. Harris and Jeffrey D. Morris
January 19, 2016 12:53 AM | Comments (1)
People have always given our Nation and our Army the competitive advantage. In the Cyber Domain, the people continue to be the central factor to our success.
by Christopher A. Lawrence
January 18, 2016 01:03 PM | Comments (3)
I am struggling to think of a single insurgency that was defeated by airpower, primarily defeated by airpower, or even seriously undermined by airpower.
by Paul Kamolnick
January 17, 2016 05:11 PM | Comments (0)
Allah versus the ISO’s fraudulent martyrdom - a fraud that is sinful at many levels.