by Christian Bayer Tygesen and Kristian Knus Larsen
April 30, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (1)
Bringing time into the assessment of counterinsurgency warfare.
by Guy Fricano
April 29, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (0)
Implications for information operations in Guatemala.
by Gary W. Montgomery
April 26, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (6)
Why is this new age an age of instability—instead of an age of empires, or warring states, or even peace and prosperity?
by Peter F. Schaefer
April 26, 2013 01:25 AM | Comments (7)
If we ignore village life – or try to bend it to our view of what it should be – we will fail in Afghanistan as we did in Vietnam.
by Robert R. Greene Sands and Thomas J. Haines
April 25, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (0)
A new perspective on alternative analysis and the intelligence process
by Teresa Lappe-Osthege
April 24, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (0)
A critical analysis of statements by Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri reveal a fragmented and weakened Al Qaeda disguising its internal incoherence and lack of appealing...
by Pat McKavitt
April 24, 2013 01:25 AM | Comments (1)
Ten easy to follow recommendations to help you become an effective military advisor.
by Haider Ali Hussein Mullick
April 23, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (0)
Unlike a certain mathematical solution counterinsurgency is a laden with human error and complexity.
by Matthew Myer and Michael Eliassen
April 22, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (0)
Interoperability is a function of leadership, hardship, and time. To quickly achieve it, focus on individual personalities, understand that everyone has value, and exercise...
by Thomas M. Williams
April 19, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (5)
Good stories trump doctrine for effecting cultural change because they reach us emotionally; they inspire. Consider America's first battle and what we can...
by Octavian Manea
April 18, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (33)
An interview with MIT Professor Roger D. Petersen.
by Jeremiah Foxwell
April 17, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (9)
Understanding the correlation between an insurgency’s goals and their IED design is crucial to defending against the devices and forecasting IED threats.
by Youssef Aboul-Enein
April 16, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (1)
Guerilla warfare is not an “Eastern Way of War,” it is the universal war of the weak.
by Jai Singh and Ajay Singh
April 16, 2013 01:20 AM | Comments (0)
Some US objectives remain unmet.
by Thomas Macias
April 15, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (2)
Chavista strategists have decided its best course of action is to run Chavez for president for a fifth time, only this time by proxy.
by Vanita Datta
April 12, 2013 08:04 AM | Comments (5)
The issue of the reach of the state needs to be put into a wider focus by including women and gender issues as part of the narrative.
by Joseph J. Collins
April 11, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (2)
One consistently wrong—but always convenient—prediction has been the improbability of ground wars and the declining utility of ground forces.
by Nicholas Murray
April 10, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (13)
If physical success on the battlefield cannot be translated into part of a larger aim, it is largely irrelevant even if it does a great deal of physical damage to the enemy...
by Stephen L. Melton
April 9, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (26)
The “U.S. in the Lead” COIN approach usually fails where security force assistance could succeed.
by Keith Vore
April 8, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (1)
Deeper understanding of groupthink, its causes, and mitigation techniques should help a commander and his staff prevent it from occurring, and red teams can assist in the...
by Mark Munson
April 5, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (17)
Despite success at degrading Philippine terrorist networks, much of the security gains have been transitory, while the underlying socio-economic problems in Mindanao and...
by EM Burlingame
April 4, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (33)
As SOCOM takes on the task of addressing population-centric conflict post-Iraq/Afghanistan, it must field a new type of SOF Operator--master of the full-spectrum of...
by Scott Sigmund Gartner
April 3, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (1)
Unlike other major wars the US has fought, Iraq & Afghanistan demonstrate extremely low occurrence of troops who become POW/MIA & high injury survival rates.
by Adrian Hänni and Lukas Hegi
April 2, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (5)
The study demonstrates the naivety of a superpower that allows an alleged ally to receive billions of dollars with which Pakistan financed groups that kill American soldiers...
by Dan McCauley
April 1, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (2)
What happened to the sports college?
by Richard L. Russell
March 29, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (6)
What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in the Middle East and South Asia spreads to the world.
by Jason B. Nicholson
March 29, 2013 01:25 AM | Comments (3)
Sudan is the Sub-Saharan country that most resembles those of North Africa, with its shared religion, culture, and language. Will the Arab Spring blow south?
by Mark L. Brown, Jr.
March 28, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (13)
The Civilian Irregular Defense Group was one of Special Forces’ greatest success stories and by far the greatest example of how to fight unconventional warfare with an...
by Casimir C. Carey III
March 27, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments (1)
Russia has integrated cyber operations into its military doctrine.
by Abdullahi Osman El-Tom
March 26, 2013 09:05 AM | Comments (0)
Maintaining official armies in Africa makes little security, political or economic sense. The continent will do better without them altogether