As sanctions bite and pressure mounts on Assad, Iran steps up its involvement in Iraqi affairs. But how extensive is their influence?

The Army is a learning organization, but it must avoid learning mumbo-jumbo.

The inside story of 9/11 and the war against al Qaida.

Afghans generally haven't seen the latest episode of How I Met Your Mother, but they would love to talk to you about the great things their male relatives are...

Population-centric counterinsurgency?

How operational planners applied military design to a wicked problem set in Afghanistan.

A worthwhile read on Pakistan from the Washington Post's Pamela Constable.

The Lebanese Armed Forces are the strongest institution for national unity.  We should assist them to grow stronger in this mission.

A direct action case study from World War II.

Pop-centric COIN - where from and where to?

In the first of several installments, we take a look at Iranian and Hizballah activities in Latin America.

On Memorial Day, read a tale of significant sacrifice.

Haste makes waste - or how not to push Yemen over the cliff.

Wells?!  No its all ball bearings and aquifer storage and recovery systems now!

Dan Ward asserts that acquisitions take too long.  But no one knows if he is right.

The first part in a series of interviews of leading lights on Iraq and its environs.

Back to the basics of deterrence, diplomacy, and defense to address potential nation-state employment of unconventional weapons?

CDR Aboul-Enein reviews Martin Evans' book.

Should we focus more on creating ink spots and less on defeating the Taliban?

The perhaps-unsurprising second- and third-order effects of VSO and ALP.

A look at the issues behind the use of private security contractors.

Andrew Attar adds to his March article on the operational approach to stability operations.

Criminalization is as much or more of a concern than radicalization in the Syrian conflict.

Clausewitz and non-state actors - a combination that surely won't produce any disagreements, will it?

Capturing the investor's mindset in special operations.

An interview with Daniel R. Green, who served at the PRT in Uruzgan in 2005-2006 and in Kabul from 2009-2010.

Military officers should be intrapreneurs, not entrepreneurs.

An erudite lesson on words and COIN from a Pakistani officer.

Some disruptive thoughts on future defense initiatives from Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The power of online videos to analyze events and the information struggle they present.