SWJ interview with William McCants on The ISIS Apocalypse: The History,...

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...

We remain quiet because it’s good to be hard and professional, cloaked in the comfort of our own delusion.

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...

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...

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...

Analysts who frame their debate in terms of the present application of drones are often bypassed by technological development.

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.

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.

The current situation in Ukraine and, to some extent in neighboring former Soviet republics (primarily Baltic States), highlights the application of nonlinear war.

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...

This SWJ report assesses the nature of U.S. assistance to the Mexican government's recent efforts to combat organized crime.

The United States and its partner nations in the battle against Islamic Extremist terrorists must discover new and improved courses of action.

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.

Viewing success as merely lethal action against the enemy presents an inaccurate measure for victory in military operations.

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...

I made my hajj to Korea and served there for three years.  The "land of the morning calm" presents historical, professional, and lifestyle...

Words matter. Alas, neologisms come into the language all the time. Ironically, polemicists on the Right and Left abhor words like “Islamism.”

Interview with Jim Thomas (CSBA) conducted by Octavian Manea.

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.

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...

Single point failures, military or otherwise, can be beneficial, an opportunity to learn. Serial failure, however, is often the slippery slope of cultural decay.

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.

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.

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....

The tolerance for traditional military conflict towards achieving state interests has greatly diminished. Thus, SOF are now incorporated into a “Whole of Government...

We must move into a multi-dimensional understanding of information, connectivity, and signatures in order to turn the requisite data on its axis.

History offers lessons that, if properly understood within context, elucidate continuous themes and creates options, fostering adaptability through broadening.

As the Army continues to draw down, the reality of an uncertain and complex future environment prevents the traditional post-war reset from occurring.

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...