by Ryan Bauer
August 12, 2016 11:49 PM | Comments (14)
Though Russia traditionally relies on hard power to ensure state security and project power, the country may begin a revitalized effort of utilizing soft power to help...
by Phillip Jenison and Scott Kubica
August 12, 2016 04:53 AM | Comments (0)
Mad Scientist # 9: The Army risk mitigation processes and procedures needed to operate in a multi-national environment in order to prevent accidents and incidents.
by Clarence J. Henderson
August 11, 2016 11:06 PM | Comments (0)
Mad Scientist # 8: Routine complexities that we can forecast and prepare for, operational adaptability within the future security environment, and the changing nature of...
by Edward J. Horres
August 11, 2016 07:36 AM | Comments (1)
Mad Scientist # 7: The DoD's Third Offset Strategy - is it really strategy?
by Natalie Myers
August 10, 2016 04:32 PM | Comments (0)
Mad Scientist # 6: In 2050, the world will have welcomed a net 2.5 billion additional people in areas characterized as urban, with most of this increase concentrated in Asia...
by Patrick Andres James and Daniela Pisoiu
August 10, 2016 09:28 AM | Comments (1)
Violent extremism is a complex, psycho-social process that belies a simple explanation.
by Robert Schafer
August 10, 2016 03:15 AM | Comments (0)
The strategic impact that India and Pakistan will bring to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization should not go unnoticed by the United States and its allies.
by Dante Paradiso
August 9, 2016 02:29 PM | Comments (0)
A firsthand account of the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania on August 7, 1998.
by Amos C. Fox and Andrew J. Rossow
August 8, 2016 02:39 PM | Comments (0)
Russia’s actions in Eastern Europe have revived an era of limited war. Russia uses a hybrid warfare, nascent approach to warfare which levers information to achieve...
by Joel Lawton and John Hoven
August 8, 2016 08:53 AM | Comments (0)
The purpose of this article is to help tactically deployed soldiers engage in problem solving through conversational interviewing and application of qualitative methods.
by Paul Rexton Kan
August 7, 2016 01:02 PM | Comments (1)
Only a few examples exist where drug crops, to one degree or another, have played role in a war and where the conflict was resolved or appeared to be heading towards...
by Joel L. Davis, Gregory Seese, Rafael E. Linera Rivera and Peter Lejeune
August 7, 2016 04:32 AM | Comments (0)
Mad Scientist # 6: Social Media is becoming a powerful tool to recruit “foreign fighters” as well as to persuade groups and individuals to perform terrorist acts...
by Thomas Neely
August 7, 2016 02:17 AM | Comments (1)
The attritional war phase of our three modern wars is what distinguishes them from past conflicts.
by Chris Townsend
August 6, 2016 03:05 AM | Comments (0)
Rare is the leader who has not heard the triumphant story of a man named Rowan who when tasked to deliver a message to Garcia set off and accomplished the mission.
by Vince Tumminello
August 5, 2016 11:01 AM | Comments (0)
This paper focuses on the actions of the counterinsurgent and examines several types of COIN - listing practitioners and the core requirements for success in each.
by Jeff Jager
August 5, 2016 05:17 AM | Comments (0)
Foreign Policy named Gülen the world’s top living intellectual and described him as an inspirational leader to millions around the world and persona non grata in...
by George Galdorisi
August 4, 2016 04:04 AM | Comments (0)
Mad Scientist # 5: The expanding use of armed, unmanned systems is not only changing the face of modern warfare, but is also altering the process of decision-making in combat...
by Adewunmi James Falode
August 4, 2016 03:31 AM | Comments (1)
The fluidity and adaptability of the BHG during multiple phases have made it difficult for Nigeria to evolve a coherent strategy to contain its activities.
by John Bolton
August 3, 2016 12:40 AM | Comments (2)
This article argues that the proper place for new aviators to start flight training in is a simple, fixed-wing trainer.
by Colin D. Wood
August 2, 2016 10:17 AM | Comments (1)
This article is the fourth in the TRADOC/SWJ’s latest “Mad Scientist” call for papers.
by Tom Ordeman, Jr.
August 2, 2016 02:42 AM | Comments (1)
One of history's most recent and successful COIN campaigns proved so successful that few, even in the military community, are aware that it ever took place.
by G. Murphy Donovan
August 1, 2016 01:43 AM | Comments (21)
Flynn is one of the few professional intelligence officers to cut through the fog of Obama era apologetics and tighten the focus on the war we are fighting, not wars we might...
by Alexander Liffiton
August 1, 2016 01:17 AM | Comments (0)
The purpose of this paper is to discern why the Soviet Union intervened in Afghanistan, and why the United States and its allies delegated to the Mujahedin.
by Kimberly Amerson and Spencer B. Meredith III
July 31, 2016 01:38 AM | Comments (0)
This article is the third in the TRADOC/SWJ’s latest “Mad Scientist” call for papers.
by Kevin Freese
July 30, 2016 05:10 PM | Comments (0)
This article is the second in the TRADOC/SWJ’s latest “Mad Scientist” call for papers.
by Gregory Seese, Rafael E. Linera Rivera and Peter Lejeune
July 29, 2016 04:02 AM | Comments (2)
This is the first article in the second round of the TRADOC “Mad Scientist” call for papers.
July 28, 2016 06:29 PM | Comments (1)
This article presents a red team exercise that posits requirements for an Afghan Taliban victory in Afghanistan over a 5-year timeline.
by Keith Nightingale
July 28, 2016 05:58 PM | Comments (0)
Humans encroach on the wilderness, but nature extracts its own not so subtle revenge with the tools of drought and fire. Such as it is today.
by Larry Kay
July 27, 2016 06:47 AM | Comments (6)
Based on a request from SOCOM to the Director of the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies, the author and his instructor briefed this paper and its ideas to...
by Alex Quade
July 26, 2016 08:57 PM | Comments (0)
Alex first reported on this issue for The Washington Times. Here's the rest of her story.