by G. Murphy Donovan
January 17, 2016 03:59 PM | Comments (0)
The politics and theology of Muslims is now the dominant source of global instability; although any separation of the two is moot in most nations with an Islamic majority.
by E. John Teichert
January 16, 2016 05:22 PM | Comments (2)
American strategy must consider the potential to prompt a deterioration of the relationship between the United States and India and foster a partnership between China and...
by Brad Striegel
January 16, 2016 12:50 PM | Comments (2)
The persistent use of RC forces is referred to as the Operational Reserve. For the last several years there has been much debate on what the OR is, or is not.
by Robert Bunker
January 15, 2016 09:36 AM | Comments (0)
In summation, this is an excellent work derived from a number of years of intimate interviews and field reports conducted by Grillo.
by Roger J. Chin
January 15, 2016 03:20 AM | Comments (0)
Transnational criminal enterprises are now forging alliances in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operation with the intention of increasing income,...
by James King
January 12, 2016 03:34 AM | Comments (2)
Contrary to what the subtitle says you will not learn to “think like the enemy” by reading the book Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy by Micah...
by Jamsheed K. Choksy and Carol E. B. Choksy
January 11, 2016 03:08 AM | Comments (1)
The so-called IS is experiencing some loss of key personnel and territory under US and EU bombardment and Iraqi army advances. But those extremists are adapting to the...
by Peter J. Kalogiros
January 9, 2016 07:20 AM | Comments (0)
Existing US security assurances and other means coupled with modest policy adjustments are sufficient to compel the Kingdom to forego nuclear proliferation ambitions.
by Tom Keeley
January 8, 2016 03:29 PM | Comments (2)
A future capability that is explained in this paper is that machines will have the ability to remove humans from the real-time decision-making loop.
by George M. Gross
January 8, 2016 02:18 AM | Comments (0)
Does the shift in the language of concept development from the operational concept to the joint operating concept make the former term obsolete or does it leave out something...
by Joshua A. Perkins
January 7, 2016 04:23 AM | Comments (3)
Should covert intelligence agencies and organizations within an open government and society, like the United States, be treated as anathema to the Body Politic?
by Daniel E. Ward
January 6, 2016 01:58 AM | Comments (4)
Only through coordination and collaboration with trusted, close-knit allies, can the United States expect to maintain and develop its own national security.
by Elizabeth Royall
January 5, 2016 10:24 AM | Comments (0)
The DoD should shift from predominant reliance on high-technology empowered U.S. military dominance towards prioritization of U.S.-Allied dominance.
by Patrick Duggan
January 4, 2016 12:21 PM | Comments (2)
Man-machine teaming is inexorable and Special Warfare needs a blueprint to transform along with it.
by Sergio Miller
January 4, 2016 09:09 AM | Comments (3)
There has been a significant devaluation of the relationship between those responsible for setting and executing strategy and those providing intelligence and assessment...
by Nathan Jennings
January 3, 2016 12:11 PM | Comments (26)
The U.S., and its peerless military in particular, should begin deploying diverse and scalable elements of national power to promote coalitions to deter Chinese aggression....
by Josh Wiitala
January 3, 2016 01:51 AM | Comments (0)
While power is the substance of international relations, culture is a significant part of the overall picture that must not be either overlooked or over-emphasized.
by Paul Kamolnick
January 2, 2016 03:39 AM | Comments (0)
Like his May 2015 address, al-Baghdadi again illogically and illicitly reduces the entirety of Islam as a religious faith to a single act--fighting.
by Mick Ryan
January 1, 2016 04:48 AM | Comments (0)
As with all commanders, I had given much thought to the key areas of focus that would support us in building combined arms close combat competencies at various levels within...
by Matthew Swearingen
December 31, 2015 04:00 AM | Comments (1)
The basis for COIN rules of engagement and background for the conflict between the right to self-defense and the protection of civilians found in international law and the...
December 30, 2015 03:25 PM | Comments (7)
Now that the Pentagon has decided to integrate females into combat arms units the question turns to how to do so in the best manner possible.
by Jesse A. Heitz
December 30, 2015 03:06 PM | Comments (5)
The classical principles of counterinsurgency, while still exceptionally appropriate for countering regionally dominant insurgencies, are inadequate for countering modern...
by Ajit Maan
December 29, 2015 03:14 PM | Comments (6)
The term “terrorist organization” offers little insight and limits our understanding and approach. ISIS is an insurgent organization using terrorism as a tactic...
by David S. Maxwell
December 29, 2015 01:56 PM | Comments (3)
With the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 the United States Congress has embraced what Russia, Iran, China, Al Qaeda and even ISIS have long known....
by Dave Betz
December 28, 2015 03:52 PM | Comments (5)
Gray Zone conflicts are not new, the El Salvador conflict in the 1980s and the Somalia Wars in the 1990s are examples of past Gray Zone or Shadow Wars supported by minimum US...
December 27, 2015 11:57 PM | Comments (7)
“If we [the U.S.] take out ISIS, we have Assad. If we take out Assad, we have ISIS. If we take out both, we have a vacuum.”
by Daniel Pesature
December 26, 2015 11:19 AM | Comments (1)
Jihad - Today this ancient Arabic word has near universal recognition, but also near universal misunderstanding.
by Doyle Quiggle
December 26, 2015 10:44 AM | Comments (3)
“The threat that hovers over every secret is betrayal.”
by John Q. Bolton
December 25, 2015 04:38 AM | Comments (8)
The American Military has never been better tactically. However it is increasingly disconnected from the Republic it serves.
by Tatyana Malyarenko
December 23, 2015 12:32 PM | Comments (2)
The escalation of conflict in Donbas, Ukraine, with particular focus on the contribution of various parties to the escalation of violence.