by Justin Lynch
September 1, 2013 01:12 PM | Comments (1)
Without the funds we have enjoyed for the last decade, we have to increase our emphasis on maximizing the efficiency of military spending.
by Youssef Aboul-Enein
August 31, 2013 09:15 AM | Comments (2)
Small Wars Journal book review: The Young Ataturk: From Ottoman Soldier to Statesman of Turkey by George Gawrych.
by Harold “Hal” Kempfer
August 30, 2013 06:48 PM | Comments (3)
The Arab Spring was neither very Arab nor the blossoming of something new as much as a resurfacing of deep-seated conflicts.
by Mark A. Grey
August 30, 2013 10:28 AM | Comments (4)
Syrian refugee camps in Turkey are major breeding grounds for anti-U.S. sentiment.
by Jeremy Sauer and Michael J. Kaiser
August 29, 2013 05:22 AM | Comments (4)
The Army must change the definitions of landpower and land control to establish a firm conceptual baseline from which national and military strategies are developed.
by Edward J. McDonnell III
August 28, 2013 06:27 AM | Comments (8)
H.R.-2606 seeks to turn lessons of Iraq and Afghanistan into practical legacies looking ahead instead of deterrents to action so that cross-border crises of the future can be...
by Max G. Manwaring
August 27, 2013 03:35 AM | Comments (0)
We Americans tend to invent for ourselves a comfortable U.S.-centric vision with an enemy who looks and acts more or less as we do, and a situation in which the fighting is...
by Daniel T. Canfield
August 26, 2013 12:46 PM | Comments (1)
This SWJ article compares the British handling of the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960) with that of the French in Algeria (1954-1962).
by Robert Zager and John Zager
August 25, 2013 04:59 PM | Comments (0)
"Along with the rest of the U.S. government, the Department of Defense depends on cyberspace to function. It is difficult to overstate this reliance."
by Haroro Ingram
August 23, 2013 02:12 PM | Comments (7)
This article is a working paper designed to present the early findings of my research to the field, particularly the model of insurgency which is still in its early...
by John Groninger, Charles Ruffner, Ryan Brewster and Paul Sommers
August 22, 2013 09:06 PM | Comments (1)
In Afghanistan, and across much of the developing world, agriculture is the primary enterprise and key to local food security, as well as national and regional political...
by Molly Molloy
August 21, 2013 12:38 PM | Comments (0)
Mexico and the US continue to assert that this a war on drugs, but provide no evidence that the drug trade has diminished despite the mounting death toll and the billions of...
by Robert R. Greene Sands
August 20, 2013 01:43 PM | Comments (0)
It is clear that long-term COIN involving large numbers of US forces will be considered a last resort; however, approaches and programs that supported COIN will remain as...
by Juan-Camilo Castillo
August 18, 2013 12:29 PM | Comments (0)
The civilian population’s diversity, through its multitude of ethnic, tribal and social groups, has made Mali an area of operations with its own challenges and...
by Kyle W. Fonay
August 18, 2013 11:45 AM | Comments (0)
Where Mao’s style was measured and subtle, Guevara’s prose is that of a decisive young revolutionary eager for the next victory.
by Christopher A. Cruz, Aaron A. Bazin and Charles E. Hewins
August 18, 2013 09:10 AM | Comments (2)
Despite the United States’ ongoing transition from the Middle East toward the Pacific, Africa remains strategically important to U.S. interests.
by Molly MacCalman, Alexander MacCalman and Greg Wilson
August 15, 2013 07:17 AM | Comments (6)
The human domain is one of the most critical and challenging aspects of modern conflicts and will remain a decisive factor in future conflicts.
by Michael J. Simmering
August 13, 2013 07:21 PM | Comments (2)
As applicable as the concept of Security Force Assistance has been before; and as intriguing as it has become, we must accept that SFA has a time, a place, and yes, even...
by Andy Bell
August 13, 2013 06:00 AM | Comments (1)
As a law enforcement officer with over 20 years of experience, I led many Community Policing efforts and observed firsthand the impact of bringing order to crime riddled...
by Erick Waage
August 13, 2013 05:44 AM | Comments (2)
Memetic Theory can potentially provide mathematical modeling tools and concepts to assist Information Operations (IO) officers when conducting IIA.
by Joseph E. Fallon
August 12, 2013 06:03 AM | Comments (3)
U.S. involvement in Afghanistan is an example of a great power fighting a guerrilla war in pursuit of geopolitical objectives greater than simply the defeat of a local...
by James Thomas Snyder
August 11, 2013 12:28 PM | Comments (0)
Anything that distances, atomizes or alienates people - technology, bureaucracy, security - defeats the purpose of public diplomacy.
by Chloe Gotterson
August 10, 2013 12:24 PM | Comments (0)
It is evident that there is still a long way to go before the practice of child recruitment into the armed forces is fully eradicated from the country.
by Alan Shumate
August 7, 2013 05:25 AM | Comments (23)
If DOD and the U.S. Army want to maximize their resources to ensure success in building partner nation security capacity with our allies, recommendations contained in this...
by John Zambri
August 7, 2013 04:57 AM | Comments (3)
Attacks against Mexican government officials, law enforcement, and political institutions by drug cartels, fall neatly into the Fourth Generation Warfare paradigm.
by Sean F. X. Barrett
August 4, 2013 06:02 PM | Comments (5)
Calls for a formalized strategic planning process and grand strategy have been mounting for years. However, those sounding these calls erroneously remember a past that...
by Joe Falvey and Dom Pellegrini
August 4, 2013 10:52 AM | Comments (1)
Hard-won progress in one of Afghanistan’s most violent districts, with warnings from the Afghan National Army for looming decisions about U.S. involvement in the...
by Eric M. Tope
August 3, 2013 03:09 PM | Comments (0)
Since 2006 exceptionally intense drug-related warfare has plagued Mexico and accumulated a death toll ranging from at least 50,000 to perhaps over 100,000 with an additional...
by William J. Flavin
August 2, 2013 03:53 AM | Comments (2)
Is the international system shifting away from one in which technology and organizations hold sway?
by Adam Brady
August 1, 2013 10:34 AM | Comments (40)
The US military’s checkered past with regard to conducting development is evidenced by the recent experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan.