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Because of the pace of technological change, failing to recognize today’s shifting security environment is perhaps understandable. 

The driving storyline of extremist Islam, often referred to simply as the Narrative, states that the West and its allies are continuing in a historical effort to destroy...

A proper application of Clausewitz’s Center of Gravity provides the framework for an anti-ISIS strategy.

If the Army is to remain a dominant land power, the security and defense of Army and DoD networks must be viewed as a critical warfighting task.

America’s approach to the threat of global terror has been one dimensional and strategically ineffective.

How can the military best give soldiers an advantage on the future battlefield?

Striking our homeland, the cancer that is ISIS threatens not only our citizens, but threatens our way of life within our own communities as envisioned by country’s...

The hard irreconcilable realities and complexities encountered by NTM-A's mission, and the central role it played in ‘transitioning security to an Afghan lead...

GO-1X represents an incomplete understanding of Islamic cultural values, provides marginal operational utility, persists in multiple conflicting versions, and suffers from...

The addition of the cyber domain begs the question: What about when the human terrain is the Key Terrain and control of it represents the decisive point?

Cyber-crime is a criminal activity that is informational, global, and networked. It is the product of networked technologies that have transformed the division of criminal...

In various domains of security and conflict, analysts increasingly predict that machines will take on progressively larger components of human reasoning and decision-making...

Salik was changing the Afghan Great Game, from the soil up.

The Marines had the fastest rifles in the village of Binh Nghia. It wasn't long until the second fastest belonged to their comrades-in-arms, the Popular Forces.

This may be the sensational media headline in the near future as DOD continues to struggle over the strategy to fight ISIS in Syria.

ISIL's real strength comes from an ability to operate as a decentralized network projecting power on the battlefield and in the information sphere.

This article traces coalition force mentors from their pre-deployment training at Sandhurst, to their deployment at ANAOA and finally to post-deployment.

By looking at institutional shortcomings we can effectively explain why the military has a hard time dealing with complex conflicts and a whole range of other problems.

The most egregious exporters of religious hate and sharia bigotry are putative EU/American “partners;” or allies; i.e. Pakistan, Afghanistan, Arabia, and Persia...

The Peace of Westphalia and its 4 principles for interstate relations isn't failing, it's democracy more specifically that is faltering often because it never took...

A Border Patrol agent with alleged ties to a Mexican drug cartel has been arrested in connection with the beheading of a Honduran man in March.

Vladimir Putin has sought to revise the European status quo through force and intimidation for the first time since 1945.

The 50th anniversary of the Battle of LZ X-Ray begins today, Saturday 14 November.

Talisman Sabre 2015 shows that incorporating Women, Peace, and Security considerations into military operations significantly enhances overall peace and stability outcomes....

This paper examines two “Tri-Border” areas in Latin America. Criminal demographics and dynamics of illicit markets and related security concerns are reviewed.

This paper examines potential covert operation scenarios against the DPRK by dissecting retired Army Special Forces Colonel David S. Maxwell’s latest essay.

It’s time to rethink our notions of security. And it appears that the Department of Defense is leaning in that direction.

Because of their technical features and low profile design characteristics, narco submarines allow drug traffickers to reduce the risk of detection and seizure.

The pervasive presence of CCTV in cities underpins much of contemporary security, policing and defence, against anti-social behaviour, crime and terrorism.

The Veteran internally recalls, reflects and remembers the very personal and unique aspects of that time served There.