by Dale C. Eikmeier
July 2, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (21)
Because we love Carl von Clausewitz and the center of gravity concept, we need to grant them a divorce- for our sake.
by Robert Tollast
July 1, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
As Iraq appears to unravel, it is only right to continue the debate about counterinsurgency, the appropriate application of landpower, and the expanding role of Special...
by Michael C. Sevcik
June 28, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (4)
Danish philosopher Kierkegaard noted almost 200 years ago, “There are only two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse...
by D. Stiegman
June 28, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
Part One of this series examined conflicts in Asia while Part Two explored Middle East conflicts. Part Three focuses on conflicts closer to home in the Western...
by Paul Rexton Kan
June 27, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (2)
The potential for this cyber war in the underworld to expand or to spill out into real world violence is high.
by John R. Deni
June 26, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (2)
If there is one thing the United States military has come to value over the last decade of war – perhaps the only thing – it is having interoperable coalition...
by Bill McCollum and Matthew W. Broaddus
June 25, 2013 02:35 AM | Comments (2)
Do you improve your organization, or detract from its success?
by James Howcroft
June 25, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (5)
While we pay lip service to ‘partnership’, the US military is still used to being the dominant player. This ‘reality’ is changing.
by Chris Paparone
June 24, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (8)
This essay seeks to de-literalize the word strategy—theorizing that its meaning has been morphologically displaced from an ancient Greek wartime phenomenon.
by Ryan Scadlock
June 21, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
Despite the media hype, the Druze and Alawi communities are not likely to seek rule of minority cantons in the south or west of the country, while the Kurds are likely to...
by Thomas Feeney and Ross Hertlein
June 21, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (1)
At present, for every US Soldier there is at least one 20-foot container of equipment in Afghanistan; a quantity that cannot be overemphasized as our military begins to face...
June 21, 2013 02:25 AM | Comments (4)
Part One of this series covered conflicts in Asia that the U.S. military must consider as it turns its focus toward the future. Part Two will investigate two conflicts...
by Joseph Cheravitch
June 20, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (3)
While impressive on paper, in practice the NSR is a hollow concept that will not translate into any substantial economic benefits for Central Asians, Afghans, or Pakistanis...
by James D. Fielder
June 19, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
Conventional and cyber conflict diffusion diverge on two points: third-party intervention (escalation) and collateral damage (pathogen). The...
by Peter J. Munson
June 18, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments (4)
Beware the lure of "credibility."
by Christopher G. Ingram
June 18, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (4)
Counterinsurgency is often a small-unit battle, with company-sized elements requiring organic intelligence capabilities to leverage information into tactical success.
by Thomas M. Williams
June 17, 2013 08:00 AM | Comments (3)
Building a culture that accepts risk requires frank discussion about what words mean and how they translate into action. The Battle of Bunker Hill provides excellent...
by Grant Martin
June 17, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (9)
Today SOF are being asked to do more than ever before and with increasingly vague and hubristic-sounding missions and concepts. New paradigms are needed.
by Dave Shunk
June 14, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (2)
A lesson for today’s Army and the next twenty years.
by Amin Tarzi
June 14, 2013 02:25 AM | Comments (0)
If critical issues are not dealt with prior to 2014, they most likely will result in Afghanistan’s returning to a state of civil war or a highly dysfunctional...
June 13, 2013 02:35 AM | Comments (4)
For the U.S. military to restructure and prepare for the future it must look at large formal armies that are currently using proxies to engage in small conflicts that...
by Timothy D. Soper
June 13, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
The Eid statements demonstrate an increasing sophistication in strategic messaging and understanding of international politics.
by J. Michael "Mike" Young
June 12, 2013 02:35 AM | Comments (5)
Sequestration is a once in a generation opportunity to address the changes needed to take the US military to the next level of capability.
by Chris Elliott
June 12, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
As contemporary North African societies continue to re-arrange themselves , one of the enduring dilemmas that continues to rise to the fore is what has been described as...
by Brian T. Dolk
June 11, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (0)
A PME training module on chess is good for the U.S. military, provides the U.S. military workforce with diverse and transferable skill-sets.
by Frank Hoffman and Michael C. Davies
June 10, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (4)
Our doctrine overlooks the essence of war as a human enterprise. This article explores how to rectify this within the context of supporting the evolution of the U....
by Sam Abrams
June 7, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (1)
In civil wars like Syria’s, strength is not necessarily a product of popularity; often strength actually produces popularity because compliance is...
by Tim Sorrick
June 6, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (3)
A national standard from which to identify individuals who have left these footprints and are on the path to becoming violent would be invaluable to law enforcement,...
by Brad Fultz
June 5, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (7)
Comparing the final days of the Communist Regime in Afghanistan with America’s drawdown.
by Matthew Snow
June 4, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments (7)
Together the tribe bears the burdens of war, while the American Soldier reflects in solitude, wondering who he truly is and how he can ever belong.