by David S. Maxwell
October 31, 2013 02:44 PM | Comments (90)
Thoughts on the Future of Special Operations: A Return to the Roots - Adapted for the Future.
by Brian C. Collins
October 31, 2013 02:17 PM | Comments (0)
One danger of increased proliferation could well be the commencement of an accelerated race to go nuclear across the Middle East.
by Stephen J. Fallon
October 30, 2013 07:02 PM | Comments (2)
The French government’s weak commitment to maintaining the rule of law and her tradition of civil liberties cost her public support.
by Daniel M. Frickenschmidt
October 30, 2013 04:18 PM | Comments (0)
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...
by Joseph Royo
October 30, 2013 06:39 AM | Comments (0)
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.
by Terry McDonald
October 29, 2013 06:07 PM | Comments (0)
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.
by Ruben Stewart
October 29, 2013 02:52 PM | Comments (0)
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...
by Andrew Marvin
October 29, 2013 05:05 AM | Comments (6)
In the pursuit of high-quality political or intelligence analysis, analysts need to be aware of lazy narratives that might encounter.
by John Maier
October 27, 2013 09:23 PM | Comments (9)
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.
by José de Arimatéia da Cruz
October 27, 2013 04:17 PM | Comments (0)
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...
by Jason Thomas
October 25, 2013 11:57 AM | Comments (1)
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.
by Gary Anderson
October 23, 2013 06:24 PM | Comments (24)
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...
by Keith Nightingale
October 23, 2013 05:40 PM | Comments (1)
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...
by US Army Irregular Warfare Center
October 22, 2013 04:52 PM | Comments (12)
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.
by John D. McRae
October 22, 2013 12:50 AM | Comments (0)
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...
by Albert Palazzo
October 21, 2013 06:59 PM | Comments (0)
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...
by Michael Bush
October 21, 2013 08:30 AM | Comments (3)
Militias can be essential assets to the establishment of security in coordination with effective counter-insurgency strategy, but they come with risks.
by Charles Graham
October 21, 2013 08:10 AM | Comments (0)
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.
by United States Military Academy, Defense and Strategic Studies Division
October 21, 2013 07:09 AM | Comments (1)
The Defense & Strategic Studies Program at West Point organized a multi-disciplinary, academic and professional forum to discuss the many perspectives on potential US...
by Rob Newson
October 18, 2013 02:37 PM | Comments (7)
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...
by Tyrell Mayfield
October 18, 2013 09:00 AM | Comments (12)
If the DoD continues to ignore the management and leadership issues facing the APH program it can expect more of the same.
by J. Michael "Mike" Young
October 18, 2013 08:47 AM | Comments (0)
Continuing from Part I and...
by Robert Sharp
October 17, 2013 10:28 AM | Comments (0)
Call them sticks and carrots, or direct and indirect, or hard and soft power approaches. Either way, we are at a strategic inflection point.
by Michael D. Rettig and Whitney Grespin
October 17, 2013 03:01 AM | Comments (0)
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.
by Youssef Aboul-Enein
October 16, 2013 09:54 AM | Comments (0)
Never has it been more important to go beyond simple sound-bites and truly delve into the history and evolution of the Middle East.
by David Rodman
October 14, 2013 01:45 AM | Comments (0)
Air Operations in Israel’s War Against Hezbollah: Learning from Lebanon and Getting It Right in Gaza & Eagle in the Sky.
by Frank Hoffman
October 10, 2013 11:56 AM | Comments (13)
SWJ Book Review: David Kilcullen, Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla, New York: Oxford University Press.
by Octavian Manea
October 8, 2013 04:14 PM | Comments (22)
SWJ Discussion with Dr. David H. Ucko and Dr. Robert Egnell about their book Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare.
by Jeong Lee
October 7, 2013 02:36 AM | Comments (10)
SWJ Book Review: Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country by Andrew J. Bacevich.
October 5, 2013 06:18 AM | Comments (2)
Interview with Brookings Senior Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown.