Journal Articles are typically longer works with more more analysis than the news and short commentary in the SWJ Blog. We accept contributed content from serious voices across the small wars community, then publish it here as quickly as we can, per our Editorial Policy, to help fuel timely, thoughtful, and unvarnished discussion of the diverse and complex issues inherent in small wars.

The COIN Graduate Seminar by John P. Sullivan and Adam Elkus, Small Wars Journal ...

On the Future and Options by Jason Fritz, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed ...

Questioning a Deity A Contemplation of Maneuver Motivated by the 2008 Israeli Armor Corps Association "Land Maneuver in the 21st Century"...

The UN recently decided to do something about Somali piracy this month. They have not said exactly what that something is. Shipping companies are losing hundreds of millions....

The SWORD Model of Counterinsurgency A Summary and Update by John T. Fishel and Max G. Manwaring, Small...

Military Police Operations and Counterinsurgency by Major Matthew R. Modarelli, Small Wars Journal ...

Irregular Warfare: Everything yet Nothing by Lieutenant Colonel (P) William Stevenson, Major Marshall Ecklund, Major Hun Soo Kim and Major...

Smarter, Not Harsher by Matthew Alexander, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed ...

U.S. Special Operations Personal Opinions by Colonel John M. Collins, Small Wars Journal ...

Building Adaptive Leaders The Army Can Adapt Its Institution (Pt. 1) by Major Donald E. Vandergriff, Small...

Distinguishing Between Security Force Assistance & Foreign Internal Defense Determining A Doctrine Road-Ahead ...

Southern European Task Force Transformation Ceremony by Major General William B. Garrett III ...

Joint, Interagency, and International Organization Economic Planning Integration by Dr. David Anderson and Major Lawrence Walton, Small...

Reconstruction in South Baghdad by Captain Steve McGregor, Small Wars Journal ...

An Irregular Focus on What Has Been by Sam Brannen, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed With the release of its...

HUMINT Nature and the Jim Thyne Theory by Dalton Fury, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed ...

Security Force Assistance Case Study: Mosul, Iraq by Major Rob Thornton, Dr. John Fishel and Dr. Marc Tyrrell ...

A Wicked Brew Piracy and Islamism in the Horn of Africa by Tim Sullivan, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed...

COIN Perspectives From On Point Lessons Learned in Iraq by Sergeant Michael Hanson, Small Wars Journal...

A Quick Review of Combat Outposts by Captain Timothy Hsia, Small Wars Journal ...

The Relevance of Operational Flexibility by Colonel William T. Anderson, Small Wars Journal Book Review ...

How Should the U.S. Execute a Surge in Afghanistan? by Lieutenant Colonel Robert A. Downey, Lieutenant Colonel Lee K. Grubbs, Commander Brian J...

Nagl and Gentile are Both Right So What Do We Do Now? by Robert Haddick, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed...

Getting the Basics Right A Discussion on Tactical Actions for Strategic Impact in Afghanistan by Lieutenant...

Editor's note: we're pleased to publish this Veterans Day reflection by Colonel David Sutherland. To his thoughtful words, we would merely add here's also to the many...

Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Collection Management in the Brigade Combat Team during COIN Three Assumptions and Ten "A-Ha...

The Role of Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Counterinsurgency Operations Khost Province, Afghanistan by...

New Potentials for Provincial Reconstruction Teams by Commander Michael Hallett, Small Wars Journal ...

The Genetic Roots of the War on Terrorism Clash of Icon Worship by Colonel William M. Darley, Small Wars...

Strategic Principles of Counterinsurgency by Colonel Robert C. Jones, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed ...