by George W. Grayson
June 8, 2014 06:20 PM | Comments (0)
The February 2014 take-down of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, the notorious over-lord of the Sinaloa Cartel, has had a rippling effect on the drug...
by T.S. Allen
June 8, 2014 06:09 PM | Comments (1)
Few historical comparisons have proven to be as useful for military officers today as that of the war that the French government fought against the Front de Libé...
by Stephen T. Messenger
May 29, 2014 08:24 PM | Comments (14)
America’s profession of arms is an institution grounded on the nature of ethics and propriety dating back to its inception.
by Daniel Fisher
May 29, 2014 07:58 PM | Comments (0)
Community Ecosystem Analysis: Using Data to Apply Military Counterinsurgency Principles to Community Policing
by Adam Elkus
May 20, 2014 07:33 PM | Comments (9)
In his review of the updated FM 3-24, Bing West has some harsh words about the manual’s academic tint, Charles J. Dunlap is also unimpressed.
by Charles J. Dunlap, Jr.
May 18, 2014 11:02 AM | Comments (13)
Still Shortchanged: Some Observations About the New Army/Marine Corps COIN Doctrine
by Keith Nightingale
May 16, 2014 08:08 AM | Comments (3)
The Normandy invasion is usually depicted with great crashes, bangs and volcanic energy combined with broad scenes of masses of material and manpower.
by Bing West
May 14, 2014 01:03 PM | Comments (88)
If doctrine collapses in practice, do not repeat it. We tried COIN as nation-building twice, and twice it failed.
by Russell Ravenhorst, Ryan Satterthwaite, Mark Kaperak and Sungwook Kim
May 12, 2014 04:30 AM | Comments (2)
USSOCOM and USAID came together in 2013 in order to develop a capability that would increase inter- and intra-governmental information sharing and collaboration.
by Herman Butime
May 10, 2014 09:14 AM | Comments (0)
This article examines how the lay-out of Westgate Mall shaped the Westgate Mall attack and the response to it.
by Grant M. Martin
May 8, 2014 10:15 PM | Comments (14)
The Zero Dark Six Sigma Learning Organization Black Belt: What Should Businesses Learn From McChrystal and The Military Post 9/11?
by Robert M. Cassidy
May 8, 2014 04:09 AM | Comments (24)
The new U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps counterinsurgency doctrine, "Insurgency and Countering Insurgencies" has some good things to offer but also has...
by John A. Nagl
May 7, 2014 01:16 AM | Comments (11)
Original and Good: The New US Army and Marine Corps “Insurgencies and Countering Insurgencies” Field Manual.
by David S. Maxwell
May 6, 2014 07:07 AM | Comments (11)
The quote alone justifies the publication of the new FM 3-24/MCWP 3-33.5. And the new title is worth noting as well – “Insurgencies and Countering...
by Linda Robinson
May 6, 2014 07:00 AM | Comments (10)
A few observations on the new COIN manual "Insurgencies and Countering Insurgencies".
by Crispin Burke
May 6, 2014 06:42 AM | Comments (0)
Insurgencies and Countering Insurgencies: 21st Century Doctrine for an Ancient Way of War - Review of the new COIN manual.
by James Howcroft
May 3, 2014 07:32 AM | Comments (17)
The ability of Americans and partners to coordinate and cooperate will greatly influence how successful we are at addressing the international security threats of the 21st...
by James Van de Velde
May 2, 2014 09:33 AM | Comments (10)
As long as Syrian President Bashir al-Assad is allowed to stay, Syria’s future is sectarian division between Alawites/Shia and Sunni/Kurds. Christians will have no...
by Angela Karrasch and Heather Gunther
May 2, 2014 08:00 AM | Comments (0)
Effective discourse can have very real and significant influence on military decisions and is a key to better group decision making.
by Prebble Q. Ramswell
April 30, 2014 10:39 AM | Comments (3)
How grievances have become a tool of Islamic extremists intent on righting perceived wrongs as determined by their interpretations of Islam.
by Jeff Barta, Jessica Caddell and Scott Goldman
April 27, 2014 08:51 AM | Comments (0)
This article provides ten tips focused at the tactical level to assist combat leaders on advising host nation security forces on using warrant based targeting.
by Jim Lacey
April 24, 2014 02:22 PM | Comments (16)
"... Still coming from William Lind, the “self-professed” inventor, or re-inventor, of the concept of maneuver warfare it cannot be lightly disregarded....
by Steve Speece
April 24, 2014 06:56 AM | Comments (1)
Dueling With Clausewitz: Games of Preemption, Wars of Attrition, and Deconstructing a Classic Analogy for Understanding the Fundamental Nature of the First World War
by Joel Lawton
April 23, 2014 12:57 PM | Comments (6)
The IC largely fails to plan and take into consideration sociocultural facets typical to a population within the purview of a unit’s operational environment.
by Stan Wiechnik
April 22, 2014 03:54 PM | Comments (0)
Schizophrenic Doctrine: Why We Need to Separate Democratization Out of Stability and COIN Doctrine
by Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group (Fellows)
April 21, 2014 08:12 AM | Comments (4)
By assessing individual megacities through this framework, the Army can better understand how it might operate as part of a joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and...
by Gregory Conti, Michael Weigand, Ed Skoudis, David Raymond, Thomas Cook and Todd Arnold
April 18, 2014 10:31 AM | Comments (11)
What we propose is unique, demanding, immersive, and fills a necessary gap. This article is a condensed form of a more detailed analysis and description of the proposed...
by JD Swinney
April 18, 2014 08:03 AM | Comments (2)
The proper question is not what helicopter should the Army be using today, but rather what should the Army be developing for tomorrow.
by Brad Striegel
April 17, 2014 03:05 PM | Comments (32)
Calling “Team Yankee”: Why the U.S. Needs Heavy Armor Back in Europe
by James C. Mwombela
April 17, 2014 12:04 PM | Comments (0)
The goal of this paper is to contribute to the debate surrounding the question of whether or not American foreign policy has become excessively interventionist.