The Cyberspace Operations Planner: Challenges to Education and Understanding of Offensive Cyberspace Operations.

Peter Mansoor’s book, Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War adds to the list of impressive works about the Surge....

SWJ's Spanish version of Criminal Insurgency: Narcocultura, Social Banditry, and Information Operations.

While programs like DCGS-A, CPOF, and MTS may be capable, troops generally deride their atrocious user interface, and poor, almost non-existent interoperability.

Book Reviews: Wrong Turn:...

Thoughts on the Future of Special Operations: A Return to the Roots - Adapted for the Future.

One danger of increased proliferation could well be the commencement of an accelerated race to go nuclear across the Middle East.

The French government’s weak commitment to maintaining the rule of law and her tradition of civil liberties cost her public support.

Only ninety miles from Florida, America’s entry into the age of Irregular Warfare had arrived and would find a permanent place in strategic policy, planning and funding...

In 1970 Secretary of Defense, Melvin R. Laird, proposed a defense strategy to President Nixon. This strategy sought to shift the defense focus from war to peace.

The use of the center of gravity construct allows for stability centric problems to be understood in an environment which military forces may not be used to.

The recent development and adoption of population centric counterinsurgency (COIN) doctrine and tools has led to an ongoing and important debate about the utility of this...

In the pursuit of high-quality political or intelligence analysis, analysts need to be aware of lazy narratives that might encounter.

There comes a time when action must be taken.  The Mexican Drug War has become an untenable threat to the government of Mexico and a humanitarian crisis to the World.

The argument put forward here is based on the transformation thesis which argues that cyber terrorism is “criminal or harmful activities that are informational, global...

On 16 January 2013 the BP and Statoil ASA In Amenas gas facility in Algeria was attacked by al Qaeda linked terrorists resulting in the deaths of 40 workers.

A quarter of a century ago four Marine Corps officers and a civilian military analyst wrote a piece for the Marine Corps Gazette on something they called Fourth...

The unmatched military capabilities we enjoy today, not to be confused with strategic shortfalls, were shaped by the failure of the Iran Rescue and the confusion surrounding...

The first in a series produced by AIWC and MCCoE designed to generate discussion amongst the community of interest on the definition for Irregular Warfare.

The modernization of the Chinese military was predicated on a new set of assumptions, namely that the nature of warfare that the Chinese would be most likely to face was now...

Military revolutions are a periodic redefining of what is possible in war and what is not, and those organizations that first grasp their potential have an advantage over...

Militias can be essential assets to the establishment of security in coordination with effective counter-insurgency strategy, but they come with risks.

The threat of online Islamic radicalism is a growing issue for the U.S. and the West today; however, little is being done by lawmakers.

The Defense & Strategic Studies Program at West Point organized a multi-disciplinary, academic and professional forum to discuss the many perspectives on potential US...

The drone war alone, without a corresponding indirect approach, will, over the long term, force AQAM to get better, harder, more creative, and more resistant to direct...

If the DoD continues to ignore the management and leadership issues facing the APH program it can expect more of the same.

Continuing from Part I and...

Call them sticks and carrots, or direct and indirect, or hard and soft power approaches. Either way, we are at a strategic inflection point.

Much has been written about terrorist groups who make use of the world’s undergoverned spaces, but very little has examined the dynamics of these areas themselves.

Never has it been more important to go beyond simple sound-bites and truly delve into the history and evolution of the Middle East.