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.
by Francis Domingo
October 4, 2013 04:11 AM | Comments (1)
The Government of the Republic of the Philippines is confronted by a persistent communist insurgency, the origins of which date back to 1968.
by Kenn Boechler
October 1, 2013 07:45 AM | Comments (25)
Has the United States Air Force selected the most operationally capable strike aircraft for the future FID mission in Afghanistan?
by Priscilla A. Tacujan
September 25, 2013 02:47 AM | Comments (2)
Ethnic Conflicts and the Muslim Question in Philippine Politics: Why Current Efforts at Conflict-Resolution Fail.
September 24, 2013 10:14 AM | Comments (6)
Some have questioned such a panel for cadets. One officer/faculty member who exemplifies this attitude said this past April, “we don’t want second...
by Patrick Christian
September 22, 2013 03:00 PM | Comments (1)
The practitioners of VSO operate nearly entirely in the spaces of communities damaged by combinations of traumatizing violence, loss, displacement, starvation, death and...
by John M. Collins ("The Warlord")
September 17, 2013 04:20 PM | Comments (2)
How to Improve U.S. National Security Strategies - Presented to The Center for Army Analysis on 17 September 2013.
by Daniel Sukman
September 16, 2013 07:24 PM | Comments (4)
How quickly a force can achieve national endstates is the speed that is vital to our nation’s elements of national power. This speed may mean slower operational...
by Keith Nightingale
September 16, 2013 06:29 AM | Comments (0)
This past Wednesday, the anniversary of 9/11, I was standing in a parking lot and heard the unmistakable sound that is forever imbedded in my mind.
by David S. Maxwell
September 15, 2013 12:13 AM | Comments (60)
"Still reeling from the Defeat of Global Communism in the War of Ideas."
by Magdalena Defort
September 12, 2013 05:33 PM | Comments (1)
This Spanish language SWJ-El Centro article is intended to stimulate debate among Latin American security professionals.
by Michael A. Marra and William G. Pierce
September 11, 2013 06:24 AM | Comments (0)
As we near the 20- year anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu, it is worthwhile to look back at US and UN involvement in that effort to see what we have learned and can...
by Pete Escamilla and Eric Lopez
September 10, 2013 05:52 AM | Comments (0)
Tactics, Techniques and Procedures basic to Infantrymen and modified to fit the Security Force Assistance Team environment.
September 8, 2013 11:42 PM | Comments (0)
The future of Egypt’s government, and thus the future of its citizens, foreign relations, economy, security, and many other key areas, is currently a black hole.
September 6, 2013 04:06 PM | Comments (8)
Big Expeditionary COIN, a Small Wars Journal Interview with T.X. Hammes.
by Douglas A. Pryer
September 5, 2013 06:04 AM | Comments (7)
With the economy groaning, one major conflict finished, and another winding down, the struggle for dwindling resources is well underway. The losers in this struggle are...