by Grant M. Martin
May 8, 2014 11:15 PM | Comments (14)
The Zero Dark Six Sigma Learning Organization Black Belt: What Should Businesses Learn From McChrystal and The Military Post 9/11?
by Robert M. Cassidy
May 8, 2014 05:09 AM | Comments (24)
The new U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps counterinsurgency doctrine, "Insurgency and Countering Insurgencies" has some good things to offer but also has...
by John A. Nagl
May 7, 2014 02:16 AM | Comments (11)
Original and Good: The New US Army and Marine Corps “Insurgencies and Countering Insurgencies” Field Manual.
by David S. Maxwell
May 6, 2014 08:07 AM | Comments (11)
The quote alone justifies the publication of the new FM 3-24/MCWP 3-33.5. And the new title is worth noting as well – “Insurgencies and Countering...
by Linda Robinson
May 6, 2014 08:00 AM | Comments (10)
A few observations on the new COIN manual "Insurgencies and Countering Insurgencies".
by Crispin Burke
May 6, 2014 07:42 AM | Comments (0)
Insurgencies and Countering Insurgencies: 21st Century Doctrine for an Ancient Way of War - Review of the new COIN manual.
by James Howcroft
May 3, 2014 08:32 AM | Comments (17)
The ability of Americans and partners to coordinate and cooperate will greatly influence how successful we are at addressing the international security threats of the 21st...
by James Van de Velde
May 2, 2014 10:33 AM | Comments (10)
As long as Syrian President Bashir al-Assad is allowed to stay, Syria’s future is sectarian division between Alawites/Shia and Sunni/Kurds. Christians will have no...
by Angela Karrasch and Heather Gunther
May 2, 2014 09:00 AM | Comments (0)
Effective discourse can have very real and significant influence on military decisions and is a key to better group decision making.
by Prebble Q. Ramswell
April 30, 2014 11:39 AM | Comments (3)
How grievances have become a tool of Islamic extremists intent on righting perceived wrongs as determined by their interpretations of Islam.
by Jeff Barta, Jessica Caddell and Scott Goldman
April 27, 2014 09:51 AM | Comments (0)
This article provides ten tips focused at the tactical level to assist combat leaders on advising host nation security forces on using warrant based targeting.
by Jim Lacey
April 24, 2014 03:22 PM | Comments (16)
"... Still coming from William Lind, the “self-professed” inventor, or re-inventor, of the concept of maneuver warfare it cannot be lightly disregarded....
by Steve Speece
April 24, 2014 07:56 AM | Comments (1)
Dueling With Clausewitz: Games of Preemption, Wars of Attrition, and Deconstructing a Classic Analogy for Understanding the Fundamental Nature of the First World War
by Joel Lawton
April 23, 2014 01:57 PM | Comments (6)
The IC largely fails to plan and take into consideration sociocultural facets typical to a population within the purview of a unit’s operational environment.
by Stan Wiechnik
April 22, 2014 04:54 PM | Comments (0)
Schizophrenic Doctrine: Why We Need to Separate Democratization Out of Stability and COIN Doctrine
by Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group (Fellows)
April 21, 2014 09:12 AM | Comments (4)
By assessing individual megacities through this framework, the Army can better understand how it might operate as part of a joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and...
by Gregory Conti, Michael Weigand, Ed Skoudis, David Raymond, Thomas Cook and Todd Arnold
April 18, 2014 11:31 AM | Comments (11)
What we propose is unique, demanding, immersive, and fills a necessary gap. This article is a condensed form of a more detailed analysis and description of the proposed...
by JD Swinney
April 18, 2014 09:03 AM | Comments (2)
The proper question is not what helicopter should the Army be using today, but rather what should the Army be developing for tomorrow.
by Brad Striegel
April 17, 2014 04:05 PM | Comments (32)
Calling “Team Yankee”: Why the U.S. Needs Heavy Armor Back in Europe
by James C. Mwombela
April 17, 2014 01:04 PM | Comments (0)
The goal of this paper is to contribute to the debate surrounding the question of whether or not American foreign policy has become excessively interventionist.
by Daniel Sukman
April 17, 2014 12:59 AM | Comments (0)
Not only does non-lethal anti-access represent an option for America’s potential adversaries, in some cases it is the only option, and may be the option of last resort...
by Jill S. Russell
April 16, 2014 10:04 AM | Comments (0)
From Riots to Vigil: The Community, the Police and Mark Duggan’s Legacy
by Raashi Bhatia
April 15, 2014 07:53 PM | Comments (0)
This article thus aims to bring back to light India’s national security policies following the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
by James Steels
April 15, 2014 07:13 PM | Comments (2)
"Russia seized on an opportunity and took the initiative."
by Jack McCourt
April 15, 2014 03:06 PM | Comments (8)
This is meant as a poetic book review of The Insurgents by Fred Kaplan. It is about how General Petraeus and others tried to advance Army doctrine by incorporating...
by Kris Bachmann
April 14, 2014 02:16 AM | Comments (0)
The military must be kept in conversation with the populace it serves or risk the rise of a warrior class unable to relate to or understand the public they are defending.
by Nate Roy
April 11, 2014 04:28 PM | Comments (3)
The purpose of this essay is to enter into an ongoing debate regarding the definition of an ended insurgency.
by Sean P. Walsh
April 8, 2014 02:10 PM | Comments (16)
High-level language skills for Special Forces personnel are a requirement for current and future operations, but they are very difficult and costly to achieve and maintain....
by Octavian Manea
April 8, 2014 06:58 AM | Comments (14)
Lessons from the Post 9/11 Campaigns: Small Wars Journal Discussion with General John R. Allen.
by Alex Deep
April 7, 2014 05:32 AM | Comments (9)
VSO incorporates aspects of a US sponsored insurgency by attempting to expand government influence and administration to areas under the control of an occupying power.