by Nicolai Due-Gundersen
July 31, 2013 05:33 AM | Comments (0)
While the ‘privatisation of peace’ may not be a worldwide phenomenon, it is undeniable that the private military and security sectors have seen a growth in...
by Christopher Paul
July 30, 2013 06:36 PM | Comments (1)
The U.S. Department of Defense and supporting intellectual communities are abuzz with discussions about assessment and how it is conducted.
by Bibhu Prasad Routray and Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
July 29, 2013 08:32 PM | Comments (4)
The inability to craft an effective national policy to deal with the surge of left-wing extremism is a subject of intense policy debate and mounting public concern in India...
by Richard A. Lindsey
July 29, 2013 07:53 PM | Comments (9)
The Arab Spring spawned a series of revolutionary movements that are unique in that they utilized social media as a means to spread information and promote agendas.
by Daniel Golebiewski
July 27, 2013 10:45 AM | Comments (1)
In the near future, in a galaxy not so far away from Planet Earth, millions will march across the battlefields, mercilessly mowing everything in their path. Unlike computers...
by Agustin E. Dominguez
July 26, 2013 08:07 AM | Comments (0)
The US must shift focus away from the Global War on Terror and prepare for the complexities of the twenty-first century international security environment.
by Wm. J. Olson
July 26, 2013 12:55 AM | Comments (14)
The study of war, or peace, remains relevant. But does the study of On War?
by Patricia Blocksome
July 25, 2013 01:23 AM | Comments (0)
The development of female local national security forces are a useful tool in designing culturally appropriate security operations.
by Jeanne McDonnell
July 25, 2013 01:08 AM | Comments (6)
This essay discusses warnings our top leaders ignored, the dangers of political correctness, thwarted opportunities to “know our enemy,” and ideas on changing...
by Karl K. Schoch and Kevin A. Pavnica
July 25, 2013 12:26 AM | Comments (0)
The Company Intelligence Support Team (CoIST) can provide great value to their organization by developing refined geographic targets.
by Marc J. Sanborn
July 24, 2013 04:43 AM | Comments (5)
US strategy must continue to include a significant element dedicated to irregular warfare to counter likely future threats and retain hard won knowledge and expertise in...
by Aaron Zimmer
July 22, 2013 11:02 PM | Comments (3)
The issue of the Kashmir is important not because of the region itself, but because the dispute involves two nations of strategic interest to the United States.
by Chris Rawley and Claude Berube
July 22, 2013 05:29 AM | Comments (2)
The last decade has again reminded us that irregular warfare can be every bit as challenging and deadly as conventional wars, even in the maritime setting.
by David J. Katz
July 20, 2013 05:12 PM | Comments (2)
The types of information needed by the military to conduct population-centric counterinsurgency operations in Afghanistan shares little in common with intelligence used for...
by Adam Brady
July 20, 2013 06:17 AM | Comments (2)
Sustainable development is a catch phrase, found throughout our modern culture, which does not have a common definition. While these multiple meanings are acceptable within...
by David R. Abruzzino
July 18, 2013 08:39 PM | Comments (2)
Although some theories expound truly universal principles that apply regardless of time or place, others are uniquely suited to a specific strategic context. Attempting to...
by Oscar Ware
July 18, 2013 03:31 AM | Comments (2)
Governments are being confronted by hard realities, peace and stability can’t be sustained through the introduction of military power alone. Today’s military...
by Ramey L. Wilson
July 17, 2013 10:13 AM | Comments (0)
This article is written as a letter from an insurgent commander to a sub-commander to illuminate the perspective and tools used by insurgent forces to influence and control...
by John T. Fishel and Edwin G. Corr
July 17, 2013 12:12 AM | Comments (14)
Thinking and Writing About COIN: A Review Essay of Fred Kaplan’s The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War.
by Magdalena Defort
July 16, 2013 03:11 PM | Comments (1)
This article provides insights into the privatization of violence and the legal as well as illegal armed actors’ activities in the new wars.
by Jeff Moore
July 16, 2013 10:36 AM | Comments (1)
The war in southern Thailand that began in earnest in 2004 shows no signs of stopping. Critics of the government’s Counterinsurgency (COIN) operations abound.
by Michael J. Forsyth
July 15, 2013 06:47 AM | Comments (5)
If only I could speak personally with the old master I would ask him in the first person to give me his opinion as to whether his theory could explain today’s...
by Aries B. Rebugio
July 12, 2013 07:36 AM | Comments (3)
Since the inception of the intelligence discipline, there have always been problems associated with the collection and analysis of information. Several of these...
by Iver Gabrielsen
July 11, 2013 11:54 AM | Comments (0)
This article examines Hezbollah's strategy and the evolution of their tactical performance during their insurgency in the security zone in Southern Lebanon between 1985...
by Martin Myklebust and Tom Ordeman, Jr.
July 11, 2013 06:44 AM | Comments (21)
This essay examines several COIN case studies to detail lessons and provide recommendations for both policy-makers and warfighters engaged in future conflicts of these and...
by J. Michael "Mike" Young
July 10, 2013 05:27 AM | Comments (6)
A lot of people focus on the annual budget figures of DOD. Not many realize DOD spends just south of $1T annually because of previous year appropriations. This is like...
by William Sheridan Combes
July 9, 2013 06:00 AM | Comments (56)
Few nations have sought to take a more comprehensive and non-violent approach to tackling violent extremism. Authorities label these programs as countering violent...
by EM Burlingame
July 8, 2013 03:12 AM | Comments (41)
The United States Special Operations Command is currently reorganizing itself as it shifts from conducting kinetic warfare in Afghanistan and Iraq to conducting population-...
by Jason Thomas
July 5, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (2)
Avoid the Charlie Wilson complex: guilt over the cries of ‘abandoning Afghanistan’ and deciding not to spend billions more of taxpayer’s money on...
by Phil Reynolds
July 3, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (3)
The traditional military decision making process with its locked, vertical communication processes will be too slow to be completely effective in the face of the fast pace of...