by Ryan Scadlock
June 21, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (0)
Despite the media hype, the Druze and Alawi communities are not likely to seek rule of minority cantons in the south or west of the country, while the Kurds are likely to...
by Thomas Feeney and Ross Hertlein
June 21, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (1)
At present, for every US Soldier there is at least one 20-foot container of equipment in Afghanistan; a quantity that cannot be overemphasized as our military begins to face...
by D. Stiegman
June 21, 2013 01:25 AM | Comments (4)
Part One of this series covered conflicts in Asia that the U.S. military must consider as it turns its focus toward the future. Part Two will investigate two conflicts...
by Joseph Cheravitch
June 20, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (3)
While impressive on paper, in practice the NSR is a hollow concept that will not translate into any substantial economic benefits for Central Asians, Afghans, or Pakistanis...
by James D. Fielder
June 19, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (0)
Conventional and cyber conflict diffusion diverge on two points: third-party intervention (escalation) and collateral damage (pathogen). The...
by Peter J. Munson
June 18, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (4)
Beware the lure of "credibility."
by Christopher G. Ingram
June 18, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (4)
Counterinsurgency is often a small-unit battle, with company-sized elements requiring organic intelligence capabilities to leverage information into tactical success.
by Thomas M. Williams
June 17, 2013 07:00 AM | Comments (3)
Building a culture that accepts risk requires frank discussion about what words mean and how they translate into action. The Battle of Bunker Hill provides excellent...
by Grant Martin
June 17, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (9)
Today SOF are being asked to do more than ever before and with increasingly vague and hubristic-sounding missions and concepts. New paradigms are needed.
by Dave Shunk
June 14, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (2)
A lesson for today’s Army and the next twenty years.
by Amin Tarzi
June 14, 2013 01:25 AM | Comments (0)
If critical issues are not dealt with prior to 2014, they most likely will result in Afghanistan’s returning to a state of civil war or a highly dysfunctional...
June 13, 2013 01:35 AM | Comments (4)
For the U.S. military to restructure and prepare for the future it must look at large formal armies that are currently using proxies to engage in small conflicts that...
by Timothy D. Soper
June 13, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (0)
The Eid statements demonstrate an increasing sophistication in strategic messaging and understanding of international politics.
by J. Michael "Mike" Young
June 12, 2013 01:35 AM | Comments (5)
Sequestration is a once in a generation opportunity to address the changes needed to take the US military to the next level of capability.
by Chris Elliott
June 12, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (0)
As contemporary North African societies continue to re-arrange themselves , one of the enduring dilemmas that continues to rise to the fore is what has been described as...
by Brian T. Dolk
June 11, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (0)
A PME training module on chess is good for the U.S. military, provides the U.S. military workforce with diverse and transferable skill-sets.
by Frank Hoffman and Michael C. Davies
June 10, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (4)
Our doctrine overlooks the essence of war as a human enterprise. This article explores how to rectify this within the context of supporting the evolution of the U....
by Sam Abrams
June 7, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (1)
In civil wars like Syria’s, strength is not necessarily a product of popularity; often strength actually produces popularity because compliance is...
by Tim Sorrick
June 6, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (3)
A national standard from which to identify individuals who have left these footprints and are on the path to becoming violent would be invaluable to law enforcement,...
by Brad Fultz
June 5, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (7)
Comparing the final days of the Communist Regime in Afghanistan with America’s drawdown.
by Matthew Snow
June 4, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (7)
Together the tribe bears the burdens of war, while the American Soldier reflects in solitude, wondering who he truly is and how he can ever belong.
June 3, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (0)
Shared sacrifice often leads to innovative solutions that make operations more efficient. This requires openness to bottom-up communication.
by David Spencer
May 31, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (0)
The outcome of the fighting in this part of the country will greatly influence the outcome of the whole conflict.
by Robert Beljan
May 30, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (2)
Some of the major “lessons learned” by ISAF while conducting Counterinsurgency and Stability Operations in Afghanistan
by John Zambri
May 29, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (2)
The difference between intelligence and information is analysis.
by Daniel R. DePetris
May 28, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (0)
If the Joint Chiefs only learned about the withdrawal scheme a mere few hours before the State of the Union was given, then it is appropriate to question whether the state of...
by Dan McCauley
May 24, 2013 01:31 AM | Comments (1)
Integrating strategic foresight tools into Joint Professional Military Education curricula will help develop an appreciation for the nonlinearity, complexity, and uncertainty...
by Youssef Aboul-Enein
May 24, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (0)
Twelve academics at the American University of Cairo admit that the events of 2011, now called the Arab Spring, caught them unprepared
by Carl Castellano
May 23, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (38)
Does “the infantryman’s half kilometer” continue to have utility in an all-purpose service rifle in modern conflict?
by Bill Putnam
May 22, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (20)
The Army has an unfortunate tradition of considering insurgent conflict a sideshow effort and relegating the study of insurgencies to the fringes of military science. The...