by Octavian Manea
September 24, 2015 12:02 PM | Comments (1)
SWJ interview with William McCants on The ISIS Apocalypse: The History,...
by Lawrence M. Doane
September 24, 2015 12:23 AM | Comments (21)
The creation of operational level of war between strategy and tactics in U.S. doctrine resulted from a misunderstanding of the operational art and its relationship to both...
by Brian Kitching
September 23, 2015 04:03 PM | Comments (0)
We remain quiet because it’s good to be hard and professional, cloaked in the comfort of our own delusion.
by T. Negeen Pegahi
September 22, 2015 11:15 PM | Comments (4)
Much of the debate over whether to allow women into ground combat specialties has revolved around what information we should actually use and what that information actually...
by David E. Violand
September 22, 2015 11:30 AM | Comments (2)
This article is designed to broaden your knowledge on the Decisive Action Training Environment, helping you understand what it is, what it isn’t, and how it...
by Shelly Goode-Burgoyne
September 21, 2015 11:24 AM | Comments (3)
The military is not a brotherhood. It's not a sisterhood. We are all comrades in arms. Let's hope the Marines can help set the conditions for future success for...
by Robert Potter and Chris Sheahan
September 21, 2015 08:04 AM | Comments (0)
Analysts who frame their debate in terms of the present application of drones are often bypassed by technological development.
by Lawrence E. Cline
September 19, 2015 06:07 AM | Comments (0)
Operations in Ukraine and several countries in the ME have reinforced the role of strategic approaches that do not fall neatly into conventional analysis of conflict.
by Roy M. Diehl
September 17, 2015 08:27 AM | Comments (2)
Our nation’s leaders, the crafters of policy, need to get clear in their mind what they intend to achieve before they ask strategists to get it done.
by Victor R. Morris
September 17, 2015 07:45 AM | Comments (16)
The current situation in Ukraine and, to some extent in neighboring former Soviet republics (primarily Baltic States), highlights the application of nonlinear war.
by William M. Darley
September 16, 2015 02:48 PM | Comments (0)
The reason the term complex may have gained its current ascendancy in the lexicon is that it expiates semantically the frustration strategists and policy makers feel...
by Michael Hoopes
September 16, 2015 07:35 AM | Comments (0)
This SWJ report assesses the nature of U.S. assistance to the Mexican government's recent efforts to combat organized crime.
by Richard K. Snodgrass
September 15, 2015 09:41 AM | Comments (3)
The United States and its partner nations in the battle against Islamic Extremist terrorists must discover new and improved courses of action.
by Keith Nightingale
September 14, 2015 01:27 PM | Comments (1)
Good pilots make me sick with envy. They guide their craft with the skill and subtle controls of a mounted rodeo champion or classic violinist.
by John J. Houser
September 14, 2015 02:00 AM | Comments (0)
Viewing success as merely lethal action against the enemy presents an inaccurate measure for victory in military operations.
by Raashi Bhatia
September 13, 2015 01:51 AM | Comments (0)
This essay focuses on analyzing the different human security threats present in the region followed by an analysis of the traditional policy approach followed by the...
by Lance Brender
September 13, 2015 01:27 AM | Comments (0)
I made my hajj to Korea and served there for three years. The "land of the morning calm" presents historical, professional, and lifestyle...
by G. Murphy Donovan
September 12, 2015 08:26 AM | Comments (1)
Words matter. Alas, neologisms come into the language all the time. Ironically, polemicists on the Right and Left abhor words like “Islamism.”
September 11, 2015 07:49 AM | Comments (0)
Interview with Jim Thomas (CSBA) conducted by Octavian Manea.
by Robert R. Greene Sands and Megan L. Dove-Steinkamp
September 10, 2015 12:46 PM | Comments (3)
Drone or RPA pilots are leaving the USAF faster than they can be replaced. Even more pay doesn't seem to slow the hemorrhaging down much.
September 9, 2015 11:20 PM | Comments (0)
The rise of vigilante citizen militias in the western Mexican state of Michoacán has been a key component in the narrative of the government’s failure to secure...
September 9, 2015 10:19 AM | Comments (10)
Single point failures, military or otherwise, can be beneficial, an opportunity to learn. Serial failure, however, is often the slippery slope of cultural decay.
by Dale C. Eikmeier
September 9, 2015 03:28 AM | Comments (0)
ADRP 3-0 is and wrong and incorrectly merges operational art and the operational level of war. The former is a creative process, the latter, is a location.
by Hannah Croft
September 8, 2015 03:15 PM | Comments (0)
There is no one panacea to counter the violence and instability in Jalisco, and it will take time for the Operation to make an impact.
by Daniel Glickstein and John Miller
September 8, 2015 08:35 AM | Comments (0)
In light of the growing strength of the Sinai Province after swearing allegiance to the Islamic State, what counter actions can General Sisi and Egypt’s leaders take....
by Raffi Mnatzakanian
September 7, 2015 12:07 PM | Comments (0)
The tolerance for traditional military conflict towards achieving state interests has greatly diminished. Thus, SOF are now incorporated into a “Whole of Government...
by Douglas Paul Rose
September 6, 2015 08:17 AM | Comments (0)
We must move into a multi-dimensional understanding of information, connectivity, and signatures in order to turn the requisite data on its axis.
by John Q. Bolton
September 5, 2015 12:29 PM | Comments (1)
History offers lessons that, if properly understood within context, elucidate continuous themes and creates options, fostering adaptability through broadening.
by Bradford L. Gaddy
September 4, 2015 12:13 PM | Comments (0)
As the Army continues to draw down, the reality of an uncertain and complex future environment prevents the traditional post-war reset from occurring.
by Joshua Walton
September 4, 2015 01:29 AM | Comments (10)
It is interesting to note that in a time of a political crisis the governments of modern democracies will often act in defiance of their usually liberal agendas to impose...