by Stan Wiechnik
December 25, 2011 04:32 AM | Comments (30)
The lack of guidance regarding how to identify which form of legitimacy a population recognizes and what steps need to be taken to alter a population’s perceptions is a...
by Edward Cox
December 23, 2011 06:22 AM | Comments (9)
Recent budget debates have featured emotional discussions about reforming the military retirement system. This is not a new phenomenon; there have been more than a dozen...
by Adam Elkus
December 21, 2011 05:03 PM | Comments (0)
Drones and special forces get the headlines, but pundits have missed a more fundamental shift in the nature and direction of American national security policy.
by Octavian Manea
December 20, 2011 05:36 PM | Comments (12)
Bing West, John Nagl, Mark Moyar, Thomas Mockaitis, Christopher Paul, Douglas Ollivant, Gian Gentile, and David Anderson share their views
by Damon Armeni
December 16, 2011 05:42 AM | Comments (15)
For Whom will the American Military Fight if our Governmental System is Challenged?
by Morgan Smiley
December 15, 2011 03:47 PM | Comments (7)
Dust off the plans from 2009, Here is a "Way" to Organize for the Transition Mission
by James Khalil
December 15, 2011 06:19 AM | Comments (2)
Is there really anything new under the sun?
by Shane Bilsborough
December 14, 2011 05:31 AM | Comments (0)
International legal institutions, media outlets, human rights NGO’s should be leveraged to the US advantage as part of a focused and coherent counterlawfare strategy....
by Geoffrey Demarest
December 13, 2011 04:44 PM | Comments (0)
The book is not doctrine. It invites those interested in influencing the outcome of ‘internal’ armed conflicts to weave together ideology, politics,...
by Brian M. Michelson and Sean P. Walsh
December 12, 2011 06:54 AM | Comments (3)
Should we continue to embrace the status quo, we will jeopardize our ability to achieve the aims of our current National Security Strategy
by Jon Custis
December 8, 2011 12:17 PM | Comments (4)
Retired Indian General and Small Wars Council extraordinaire Ray visits to talk all things India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan
by Varun Vira
December 7, 2011 01:12 PM | Comments (0)
Targeting Maoist-affected areas with increased funding and attention is probably good policy, but it is likely not an overstatement to say anti-Maoist success will correlate...
by Ivan Welch
December 7, 2011 08:24 AM | Comments (9)
The government of India has proclaimed this Naxalite – Maoist movement to be the greatest threat to national security. This may become a self-fulfilling prophesy.
December 7, 2011 07:08 AM | Comments (3)
Spanish translation of Urban Land Use by Illegal Armed Groups in Medellin
by John M. Gillette
December 6, 2011 07:09 AM | Comments (2)
We collect lessons learned, but do we learn from the lessons collected?
by Robert Tollast
December 5, 2011 10:05 AM | Comments (1)
Can Soft Power Take The Lead In Iraq?
by Dennis J. Castellanos
December 1, 2011 08:08 AM | Comments (0)
A review of Sylvia Longmire's work on Cartels
December 1, 2011 07:39 AM | Comments (3)
We are woefully under-trained. The troops can absorb and do far more than we tend to credit them. Our training is mostly designed to be easy on the trainers and...
by Daniel S. Avondoglio
December 1, 2011 07:25 AM | Comments (0)
Perspective from the Tactical Level of Operations
by Jeff Johnson
December 1, 2011 07:16 AM | Comments (2)
Truth to Power with Information Operations in Khost Province
by Matthew P. Dearing
December 1, 2011 07:04 AM | Comments (0)
Examing small wars in Indonesia, East Timor, Sudan, and Kenya to see what lessons apply to Afghanistan
by Tony Corn
November 29, 2011 09:32 AM | Comments (4)
The Realpolitik behind the European Financial Crisis
by Traci Swanson and Sheila Medeiros
November 20, 2011 08:34 AM | Comments (74)
Have FST and CSTs teams pushed the limits of the female exclusion in combat policy? Is it time to adjust the policy?
by Rose Lopez Keravuori
November 17, 2011 09:17 AM | Comments (9)
Has there ever been an American way of war or simply a tactical way of battle?
by Arda Bilgen
November 17, 2011 07:27 AM | Comments (4)
Author compares and contrasts On Guerilla Warfare and The Accidental Guerilla
by Dan McCauley
November 16, 2011 12:53 PM | Comments (12)
This essay proposes integrating elements of design thinking into the Mission Analysis and COA Development steps of the JOPP to develop the variety of options that the POTUS...
November 16, 2011 09:54 AM | Comments (1)
From Classic Conventional Deterrence to a “Lloyd’s of London” Posture
by Grant Martin
November 10, 2011 07:12 PM | Comments (9)
Population-centric COIN should only mean you understand the people—not that you necessarily do anything for them.
by Sebastian L. v. Gorka
November 10, 2011 03:17 PM | Comments (9)
Testimony on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
by Greg Conti, James Caroland, Thomas Cook and Howard Taylor
November 10, 2011 01:04 PM | Comments (0)
A thorough guide for cyberwar practitioners