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.

Needed: An Exorcism in Kandahar by Vegetius Download the...

Overdue Bill: Integrating Counterinsurgency into Army Professional Education by Major Niel Smith ...

Why Buy Something We Hate? Subsidize Other Crops, Not Poppy by Allison Brown ...

Afghanistan: Education and Literacy by Lieutenant Colonel Elizabeth Killebrew-Conwell ...

The Myth of Hearts and Minds by Vegetius Download the full...

Reorganizing for Irregular Warfare by Major David J. Painter, Major Mark C. Weaver and Major Scott C. White. ...

AFRICOM: Reconstruction and Stability Through the Provincial Reconstruction Team-Enhanced, Enabled by Unity of Command by Major Derek E. Lane...

A Strategy of Exhaustion by Vegetius Download the full...

The Hasan Slide Presentation A Preliminary Commentary by Charles Cameron ...

Afghanistan: Seven Fundamental Questions by Major Mehar Omar Khan ...

A Better Understanding of the Vietnam War by Colonel Gian Gentile ...

Crime and Terrorism   by Colonel Robert Killebrew ...

Afghanistan Trip Report by Bing West Download the full article...

Turning Fallujah by Colonel William F. Mullen III Download...

Iraq the Model? How Applying Lessons from our Successes and Failures in Iraq Can Shape a Winning Strategy in Afghanistan...

The Influence of Seapower Upon Small Wars A Review Essay by Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Armstrong ...

Toward a Kilcullen-Biden Plan? Bounding Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan by Dr. Tony Corn ...

Widening the Spectrum of Insurgency by Stephen Phillips ...

Speculative Fiction and National Security by Adam Elkus and Captain Crispin Burke ...

A National Security Act of 2009? A Short Recommendation for a Possible Revision of the National Security Act of 1947 ...

Business as Usual? The Role of Department of Defense in Foreign Economic Development by Thomas J. Lapato Download the...

China's Preoccupation with Asymmetric War: Lessons Learned from the Hezbollah-Israeli War by Ehsan Ahrari Download the full...

An Interview with Peter Godwin by John Noonan Full article: ...

Operational Check-Fire An Assessment of Our Operational Concept of Operations in Support of the Pakistan-Afghanistan Interagency Policy and...

A Question of Command: Counterinsurgency from the Civil War to Iraq SWJ Book Review by Matthew Caris ...

Marketing Framework in Support of Non-Lethal Fires by Lieutenant Colonel Morgan Mann ...

Threats in Southern Iraq Ahead of a U.S. Withdrawal by Lieutenant Colonel John Johnson ...

Don't Try to Arrest the Sea An Alternative Approach for Afghanistan by Major Mehar Omar Khan ...

Assessing Russian-Chinese Military Exercises by Dr. Richard Weitz ...

LNO Missions as a Model for the Division Headquarters RIP/TOA Process by Major General Richard C. Nash, Colonel Neal Loidolt and Lieutenant...