by Mort Rolleston and Peter Garretson
December 23, 2013 01:53 PM | Comments (2)
The Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force recently signed an updated United States Air Force (USAF) Irregular Warfare (IW) Strategy.
by Peter Garretson
December 23, 2013 01:19 PM | Comments (1)
Finding Strategic Balance: How Should the USAF Balance Continuing Irregular Requirements with High-end A2/AD Requirements?
by Evan Kalikow
December 21, 2013 11:12 AM | Comments (3)
Book Review - Dr. Brian Glyn William Predators: The CIA’s Drone War on al Qaeda.
by John P. Sullivan, Khirin A. Bunker and Robert Bunker
December 20, 2013 09:53 AM | Comments (0)
“Narco Cultura,” a documentary by Israeli photojournalist Saul Schwarz, is billed on as “an explosive look at Mexican drug cartels’ cultural influence...
by Alex Calvo
December 15, 2013 03:29 PM | Comments (8)
The problem can be summarized as follows: allied troops are better trained and equipped, while local forces enjoy a greater familiarity with the terrain, including above all...
by Wouter van Acker
December 13, 2013 09:45 AM | Comments (0)
The effectiveness and efficiency of foreign policies depends on a great number of factors, and not in the slightest on the initial design of those policies.
by Max Massa
December 11, 2013 09:42 AM | Comments (8)
The COIN Manual is being re-written and it is important to define Rule of Law if it is to be included or rejected from counterinsurgency doctrine.
by Chris Ince
December 10, 2013 12:03 PM | Comments (1)
President Enrique Peña Nieto is rapidly approaching a defining moment in his Presidency.
by Jephias Andrew Dzimbanhete
December 10, 2013 04:01 AM | Comments (127)
Drawing Lessons from Zimbabwe's War of Liberation: Efficacious Use of Propaganda and Violence.
by Scott Nestler
December 9, 2013 01:56 PM | Comments (31)
This essay attempts to provide one perspective on how, in a time of war, many contribute to the mission in ways other directly engaging the enemy.
by Octavian Manea
December 8, 2013 07:58 PM | Comments (0)
Strategy and Choices for the Next QDR: SWJ Interview with Shawn Brimley.
by Chris Elliott
December 2, 2013 10:36 AM | Comments (2)
Understanding the Dialectic of Nomad and State: The Tectonics of Conflict, Trade and Modes of Living in Afghanistan.
by David Kuhn, Anikh Wadhawan and Robert Bunker
November 30, 2013 01:27 PM | Comments (0)
Up until recently, weapons that provide for armor and bunker defeat capability at the levels that the RPG-29 is capable of, have not been seen in the hands of the Mexican...
by Scott Mann
November 29, 2013 01:47 PM | Comments (1)
The rivalry between Kenya and al-Shabaab is not new. Kenya has long been active in Somalia’s internal politics, sponsoring a peace process that yielded the Transitional...
by John P. Sullivan
November 27, 2013 12:29 PM | Comments (0)
Acronyms and Translations of Security and Government Agencies in Mexico’s Drug War.
by Becky Kohler da Cruz and José de Arimatéia da Cruz
November 26, 2013 02:38 PM | Comments (1)
Within the realm of Latin America, one country that that has been particularly impacted by gangs and transnational organized crime is Brazil.
November 25, 2013 11:43 AM | Comments (5)
SWJ Discussion with Dr. David Kilcullen on his recently released book “Out of the Mountains. The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla”.
by Grant M. Martin
November 25, 2013 05:54 AM | Comments (57)
Special Operations Forces have a problem: in order to be more effective in the “human domain” we have to paradoxically dump the concept.
by John P. Sullivan and Adam Elkus
November 24, 2013 02:51 AM | Comments (5)
It’s been about two months since al-Shabaab gunmen employed the new playbook.
by Njdeh Asisian
November 23, 2013 03:17 PM | Comments (2)
The relationship between Russia and Iran since the collapse of the Soviet Union forms a necessary and essential aspect of international relations.
by Robert Feldman
November 20, 2013 03:06 PM | Comments (7)
A close analysis reveals the Peace Corps is an important contributor to our national security.
by Shane Drennan
November 20, 2013 01:56 PM | Comments (15)
Al-Qaeda’s plan to cripple the U.S. through a series of proxy wars: an integral – and currently the most pertinent – component of its aggregate strategy.
by Matthew Stein
November 20, 2013 01:10 PM | Comments (0)
The June 2010 violence that took place in Kyrgyzstan caused a significant number of deaths, injuries, displaced persons, property damage, and general unease among the...
by Zayn Knaub
November 19, 2013 12:32 PM | Comments (2)
Hezbollah prides itself as being a Lebanese liberation force committed to defending the Shi’a in Lebanon. But Hezbollah is fighting in Syria against the Sunni...
November 18, 2013 02:45 PM | Comments (0)
From ‘Three Blocks’ to ‘Three Islands’: The Thin Line Between Police and Military Operations in Contested Maritime Spaces.
by James K. Greer
November 18, 2013 02:34 AM | Comments (2)
Before Gustavus Adolphus revolutionized warfare, most armies were composed of groups of uncoordinated mercenaries, with little overall organization or chain of command.
by Stan Wiechnik
November 17, 2013 09:07 PM | Comments (0)
The US Army Counterinsurgency manual touts the importance of legitimacy yet it provides a limited explanation of what legitimacy is and where it comes from.
by Jeong Lee
November 14, 2013 12:05 PM | Comments (70)
It seems that many of my strident critics tend to focus on the operational and tactical minutiae and quaint service traditions when advocating the need for maintaining two...
by Adam Brady, Andrew Pfluger, Erin Mauldin and Jeffrey Starke
November 12, 2013 03:43 PM | Comments (4)
Providing Basic Sanitation: A Means to Achieving the Military’s Strategic Objectives During Stability Operations
by John A. Bertetto
November 11, 2013 06:47 AM | Comments (2)
SWJ would like to thank the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board's Executive Institute for allowing us to republish this article.