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The Killer Tiger Roared: A Strategic Analysis of Sri Lankan "Kinetic" Counterinsurgency and its Theoretical Implications by...

Thinking Critically about COIN and Creatively about Strategy and War An Interview with Colonel Gian Gentile by Octavian Manea...

A Conversation with Dr. Douglas Porch: Relooking French Encounters in Irregular Warfare in the 19th Century by Michael Few...

Small Wars Journal Vol 6, No. 11 is now available. Click here for the full issue, on...

800 Words on the Last Year in Afghanistan by Major General Nick Carter, British Army Download the Full Article:...

Airborne Troops as a Tactical and Operative Military Revolution by Tal Tovy Download the Full Article:...

Visual Tracking and the Military Tracking Team Capability: A Disappearing Skill and Misunderstood Capability by John D. Hurth...

The US in Afghanistan: Follow Sun Tzu rather than Clausewitz to Victory by Ben Zweibelson Download the Full Article:...

Insurgencies in South Sudan: A Mandatory Path to Build a Nation? by Marc-Andre Lagrange Download The Full...

Children, the War on Terror and Decision Making by Robert Tynes Download the Full Article:...

Design and the Prospects for Artistry by Christopher R. Paparone and George L. Topic Download the Full Article:...

From Conception to Policy: Evolution of Thinking on the War against Terrorism 2002-2004 by D. Robert Worley ...

U.S. Armor in Afghanistan: Worth the Effort? by Irvin Oliver Download the Full Article:...

The Military's Cultural Disregard for Personal Information by Gregory Conti, Dominic Larkin, David Raymond, and Edward Sobiesk ...

How Afghanistan Ends: A Political-Military Path to Peace by Linda Robinson Download the Full Article:...

Second Land Armies and Excess Combatant Commands by Robert Jordan Prescott Download the Full Article:...

A Well Worn Path: The Soviet and American Approaches to the Critical Tasks of Counter Insurgency by Bart Howard ...

Karachi's Ethnic Tinderbox by Ahmed Humayun and Ali Jafri Download the Full Article:...

A Response to "A Shot in the Dark: The Futility of Long-Range Modernization Planning" by Joseph Purser Download the Full Article...

Irregular Warfare on the Korean Peninsula Thoughts on Irregular Threats for north Korea Post-Conflict and Post-Collapse:...

Interview with Dr. John Arquilla: How can French Encounters with Irregular Warfare in the 19th Century Inform COIN in our time? by...

A Précis on the Logic of the Afghan War by Colonel Robert M. Cassidy Download the Full Article:...

Is Armor Antithetical to Good COIN? by Frank G. Hoffman Download the Full Article:...

Civil Society and Counterinsurgency-- II: Recruiting Citizen Armies for COIN by A. Lawrence Chickering ...

Partnering: A Counterinsurgency Imperative Counterinsurgency Advisory and Assistance Team (CAAT) Special Report Download the Full Report...

A New NATO Social Contract Interview with Brigadier General (ret) Dr. Klaus Wittmann by Octavian Manea...

Gambling on the Districts: All-In at the GIRoA Casino by James Sisco and David C. Ellis Download the Full...

Mission Command — A Multifaceted Construct by Richard N. Pedersen Download the Full Article:...

Counterinsurgency Insights by Tom Ricks by Octavian Manea Download the full article:...

From the TBA to the USA: Barbarians at the Gate   by Marilyn Stern Download the Full Article:...