by Aaron W. Miller
June 29, 2015 07:15 PM | Comments (1)
Using interviews as background and Afghanistan as a case study, this article captures tactics that may allow future commanders to build the basis for sustainable governance...
by Thomas Briggs
June 29, 2015 06:17 PM | Comments (6)
As the development of a doctrine for the Human Domain within the SOF community continues, the need for expertise to meet doctrinal needs will soon overburden available...
by Fletcher Schoen
June 29, 2015 05:43 PM | Comments (15)
The full spectrum of UW capabilities has been underappreciated both as a mission area and corresponding capability set.
by Peter Murphy
June 28, 2015 01:58 PM | Comments (32)
Why Military Advising Was So Successful in Vietnam…for the Chinese: And What the US Can Learn From It
by Brenda Fiegel
June 27, 2015 06:54 PM | Comments (0)
The US Army can expect a future of potential or protracted confrontation among state, nonstate, and individual actors who will use violence to achieve political, religious,...
by Brandon Neilan
June 27, 2015 05:18 PM | Comments (1)
Zack Baddorf recently went to the Ukraine to cover the bloody conflict for War Is Boring that has cost over 6,000 lives and devastation to the eastern portion of...
by Robert R. Greene Sands
June 27, 2015 04:35 PM | Comments (0)
I am an anthropologist and with help from my creative course designer Jessica DeVisser, we just built a culture MOOC (massive open online course) within a multi-media iBook...
by Keith Nightingale
June 27, 2015 02:11 PM | Comments (0)
Throughout our Nation’s history, our population is allowed to grow old because many of our young do not.
by Jeff Moore
June 24, 2015 07:18 AM | Comments (19)
This war is indeed global. Every region on earth is bearing the brunt of Islamist jihad terrorism and insurgency.
by Cassandra Crosby and Anthony Marston
June 23, 2015 06:01 AM | Comments (9)
“They don’t think it be like it is, but it do."
June 21, 2015 11:11 PM | Comments (1)
In every conflict we have ever fought within any maneuver element, there has always been a person on the Point.
by David S. Maxwell
June 17, 2015 07:27 AM | Comments (48)
For decades now Special Operations Forces have made numerous important contributions to the military services from equipment to tactics to actual operations
by David Isenberg
June 8, 2015 05:10 AM | Comments (0)
SWJ Book Review: Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War by Peter W. Singer and August Cole
by Victor R. Morris
June 4, 2015 10:37 PM | Comments (14)
Justifications for the establishment of a “Nonlinear Warfare Center of Excellence”.
by Paul Kamolnick
June 4, 2015 10:14 PM | Comments (0)
On Self-Declared Caliph Ibrahim’s May 2015 Message to Muslims: Key Problems of Motivation, Marginalization, Illogic, and Empirical Delusion in the Caliphate Project
by Magdalena Defort
June 3, 2015 10:10 PM | Comments (0)
This paper sheds light on the relocation of power and control over security from state to non-state armed actors.
by Octavian Manea
June 3, 2015 03:27 AM | Comments (9)
A SWJ interview with Jim Thomas, Vice President and Director of Studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.
June 2, 2015 09:52 AM | Comments (53)
A SWJ interview with Jakub Grygiel and Wess Mitchell, authors of Limited War is Back.
by Christopher D. Kolenda
May 27, 2015 02:06 AM | Comments (2)
By educating and empowering girls in the developing world, we might eventually send fewer Americans into combat overseas.
by Tom Clarity
May 26, 2015 03:52 AM | Comments (11)
The U.S. Navy’s success in future major combat operations may well be determined by its ability to reject centralized C2, establish tenets of Mission Command, and train...
May 25, 2015 12:54 AM | Comments (39)
A Small Wars Journal interview with retired US Army Special Forces Colonel David S. Maxwell.
by Michael Coleman, James Gannon, Sarah Lynch and Reginald Evans
May 24, 2015 02:20 AM | Comments (13)
The program should exist independent of contingency operations, remaining instead as an established and enduring military contribution.
by Matthew Blood
May 23, 2015 12:44 AM | Comments (1)
The recent success of the Nigerian government and the international coalition in the fight against Boko Haram is a welcome development.
by Wayne W. Grigsby Jr., Cheryl Sim and Matt Dabkowski
May 22, 2015 03:38 AM | Comments (0)
We offer 12 lessons to other individuals and organizations that may operate in similar environments conducting crisis response.
by Brian C. Leakey
May 21, 2015 02:51 PM | Comments (1)
Many commanders struggle to write effective Intent statements in a manner that clearly describe their visualization, facilitates effective planning, and provides for...
by Ben Zweibelson
May 21, 2015 01:27 PM | Comments (10)
Within military coalitions and governmental organizations, the term ‘deep dive’ continues to gain in popularity and design application for complex conflict...
by Joseph J. Collins
May 20, 2015 02:37 PM | Comments (9)
A constellation of stars is falling on Washington. As each of the new chiefs takes his chair, he will have to grapple with the pressing problems of strategy, programs,...
by Robert Bunker
May 20, 2015 02:15 PM | Comments (0)
Mexican Cartel Tactical Note #24: Gendarmerie Ambushed in Ocotlan, Jalisco State by Narco Commando—5 Killed, 8 Wounded
by Aaron W. Childers
May 14, 2015 08:28 AM | Comments (7)
Given current adversaries and the changing nature of the world we live in today, the US Army needs to embrace Secretary Work’s advice on the need for innovation.
May 13, 2015 03:58 PM | Comments (8)
A SWJ discussion with Emma Sky, the author of the just published book “The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq”.