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...
by Alex Calvo
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.
by DB Subedi
November 9, 2013 11:41 PM | Comments (0)
Since 2006, Nepal is on transition from armed conflict to peace. However, in the last six years, Nepal’s peace process is in deep crisis.
by Bryan Dailey, Ian Davis and Julius Tancred G. Managuelod
November 7, 2013 11:55 PM | Comments (7)
Optimizing Foreign Internal Defense to Counter Dark Networks: Direct and Indirect Approaches for Security and Development Efforts.
by Steve Rotkoff
November 7, 2013 11:25 PM | Comments (4)
The Army has had a program operating since 2006 (University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies) aimed at better understanding the human domain in support of decision...
by Octavian Manea
November 7, 2013 07:27 AM | Comments (2)
The Role of an Air Sea Battle-Centric Posture in Strategic Reassurance: SWJ Interview with Elbridge Colby by Octavian Manea.
by Jason M. Bender
November 5, 2013 12:18 PM | Comments (5)
The Cyberspace Operations Planner: Challenges to Education and Understanding of Offensive Cyberspace Operations.
by Joseph J. Collins
November 4, 2013 01:26 PM | Comments (45)
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....
by John P. Sullivan
November 4, 2013 09:10 AM | Comments (0)
SWJ's Spanish version of Criminal Insurgency: Narcocultura, Social Banditry, and Information Operations.
by Major Crispin Burke, Major James King, and Lieutenant Colonel Niel Smith
November 1, 2013 09:44 AM | Comments (7)
While programs like DCGS-A, CPOF, and MTS may be capable, troops generally deride their atrocious user interface, and poor, almost non-existent interoperability.
by Robert Jordan Prescott
November 1, 2013 09:09 AM | Comments (3)
Book Reviews: Wrong Turn:...
by David S. Maxwell
October 31, 2013 02:44 PM | Comments (89)
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.