by Octavian Manea
June 3, 2015 03:27 AM | Comments (9)
A SWJ interview with Jim Thomas, Vice President and Director of Studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.
June 2, 2015 09:52 AM | Comments (53)
A SWJ interview with Jakub Grygiel and Wess Mitchell, authors of Limited War is Back.
by Christopher D. Kolenda
May 27, 2015 02:06 AM | Comments (2)
By educating and empowering girls in the developing world, we might eventually send fewer Americans into combat overseas.
by Tom Clarity
May 26, 2015 03:52 AM | Comments (11)
The U.S. Navy’s success in future major combat operations may well be determined by its ability to reject centralized C2, establish tenets of Mission Command, and train...
May 25, 2015 12:54 AM | Comments (39)
A Small Wars Journal interview with retired US Army Special Forces Colonel David S. Maxwell.
by Michael Coleman, James Gannon, Sarah Lynch and Reginald Evans
May 24, 2015 02:20 AM | Comments (13)
The program should exist independent of contingency operations, remaining instead as an established and enduring military contribution.
by Matthew Blood
May 23, 2015 12:44 AM | Comments (1)
The recent success of the Nigerian government and the international coalition in the fight against Boko Haram is a welcome development.
by Wayne W. Grigsby Jr., Cheryl Sim and Matt Dabkowski
May 22, 2015 03:38 AM | Comments (0)
We offer 12 lessons to other individuals and organizations that may operate in similar environments conducting crisis response.
by Brian C. Leakey
May 21, 2015 02:51 PM | Comments (1)
Many commanders struggle to write effective Intent statements in a manner that clearly describe their visualization, facilitates effective planning, and provides for...
by Ben Zweibelson
May 21, 2015 01:27 PM | Comments (10)
Within military coalitions and governmental organizations, the term ‘deep dive’ continues to gain in popularity and design application for complex conflict...
by Joseph J. Collins
May 20, 2015 02:37 PM | Comments (9)
A constellation of stars is falling on Washington. As each of the new chiefs takes his chair, he will have to grapple with the pressing problems of strategy, programs,...
by Robert Bunker
May 20, 2015 02:15 PM | Comments (0)
Mexican Cartel Tactical Note #24: Gendarmerie Ambushed in Ocotlan, Jalisco State by Narco Commando—5 Killed, 8 Wounded
by Aaron W. Childers
May 14, 2015 08:28 AM | Comments (7)
Given current adversaries and the changing nature of the world we live in today, the US Army needs to embrace Secretary Work’s advice on the need for innovation.
May 13, 2015 03:58 PM | Comments (8)
A SWJ discussion with Emma Sky, the author of the just published book “The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq”.
by Scott Stanford
April 1, 2015 04:21 PM | Comments (19)
It will come as bad news to many in the Army that there is no longer any such thing as “the enemy.”
by Nathan A. Jennings
March 25, 2015 05:44 AM | Comments (5)
An entire American armored brigade in Poland, in particular, would finally capture acute historical significance.
by Victor R. Morris
March 24, 2015 11:09 PM | Comments (7)
One of the current challenges involving COISTs stems from an overall military shift.
by Jeff Goodson
March 23, 2015 10:45 PM | Comments (5)
It is a tenet of our system of justice that the punishment should fit the crime.
by Keith Nightingale
March 22, 2015 08:36 PM | Comments (7)
Understanding ISIS is fairly simply, resolving it as a matter of National interest is a lot harder.
March 22, 2015 08:25 PM | Comments (0)
“Splinter Gulf Cartel drug groups fight for control of Matamoros/Reynosa.”Mexico DailyReview. 14 February 2015,
by Paul Rexton Kan
March 15, 2015 07:23 PM | Comments (6)
Many in the academic and policy communities share the notion that organized crime groups operate similarly to legitimate businesses.
by Michael Deegan and Joseph V. Moreno
March 13, 2015 09:47 AM | Comments (0)
Jordan is a key United States strategic partner. This essay provides basic information about Jordan the military practitioner should know.
by Spencer B. Meredith III
March 12, 2015 06:03 PM | Comments (0)
Special Operations Forces have the potential to prevent and deescalate many conflicts before they become outright shooting wars.
by Dan Maurer
March 12, 2015 02:26 PM | Comments (2)
The Army’s senior leadership seems to routinely probe the future when faced with a smaller Army and fewer resources than desired, and more threats than are comfortable...
by Joseph R. Núñez
March 12, 2015 07:52 AM | Comments (37)
Hoping that Iran will neither add to the sectarian divide nor expand its influence and control is more than fanciful.
by Dan E. Stigall
March 11, 2015 09:00 AM | Comments (0)
In an increasingly unstable world order, there has never been a greater need for international cooperation in the fight against transnational crime and terrorism.
by Arnel David
March 11, 2015 07:37 AM | Comments (9)
Now, more than ever, the nation requires the Army to make fundamental changes to ensure it is prepared for the complex challenges of the future.
by Jason Rivera
March 11, 2015 05:35 AM | Comments (0)
Iran perceives itself as the underdog in a protracted conflict where it is outmanned, outgunned, militarily surrounded, and diplomatically isolated.
by Marc Lindemann
March 2, 2015 03:47 PM | Comments (4)
When systems fail the drawbacks of an increasingly exclusive focus on digital-systems training – and the associated sacrifice of traditional training – become...
by Alex Deep
March 2, 2015 06:06 AM | Comments (62)
The fundamental principle of utilizing a combination of conventional and irregular methods to achieve a political objective is consistent with older forms of conflict.