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Visualizing Transition from the "Bottom Up" Observations from Joint Urban Warrior 2008 by Dennis Burket, ...

Rethinking "IO:" Complex Operations in the Information Age by BG Huba Wass de Czege, US Army, Retired, Small Wars Journal ...

Improving Information Operations in Iraq and the Global War on Terror by Farook Ahmed and Oubai Shahbandar, Small Wars Journal...

Terrorists and Terrorism The Cost of a Redundant State Media Strategy by Adam Hammond, Small Wars Journal...

Foreign Fighters: How Are They Being Recruited? Two Imperfect Recruitment Models by Clinton Watts, Small...

Restraint as a Successful Strategy in the 1999 Kargil Conflict by Colonel Devendra Pratap Pandey, Indian Army, Small Wars Journal...

A Tale of Two Countries Counterinsurgency and Capacity Building in the Pacific by Dr. Russell W. Glenn, ...

The Erosion of Noncombatant Immunity within Al Qaeda by Carl J. Ciovacco, Small Wars Journal ...

Complex operations require complex mental models.

Training Afghan and Iraqi Military Chaplaincies A Battle-proven Model from an Experiment in Afghan Indigenous Chaplain Training...

Persistence as the 10th Principle of War by LTC Gregory A. Grimes, Small Wars Journal ...

Third World Experience in Counterinsurgency Cuba's Operation Carlotta, 1975 by Russ Stayanoff, Small Wars...

Force Structure for Small Wars by Andrew C. Pavord, Small Wars Journal ...

Guerrilla Warfare and the Indonesian Strategic Psyche by...

Maras in Central America   National Security Implications of Gang Activity South of the Border ...

Social Epidemics and the Human Element of Counterinsurgency by CPT Nils French, Small Wars Journal ...

Why Strategy is Simple by MAJ Aaron Bazin, Small Wars Journal ...

Iraqi Non-Lethal Contributions to the Counterinsurgency By...

The Counterinsurgency Cliff Notes Techniques for...

'What's Happening In Basra?' by Paul Smyth Small Wars Journal Magazine ...

The Birth of the Combined Explosives Exploitation Cell by Stephen Phillips ...

The Battle for Saydia: An Ongoing Case Study in Militia Based Insurgency...

The Break Point: AQIZ Establishes the ISI in Zaganiyah by CPT James...

Beyond Iraq and Afghanistan What Foreign Fighter Data Reveals About the Future of Terrorism by Clinton Watts ...

Observations from a Year in the Sunni Triangle By LTC Craig Collier ...

Winning the Ideological Battle for the Support of the Populace (Understanding the Role of Ideology in Insurgency) by Colonel Robert...

Understanding Arab Culture by Lazar Berman Download interim version of...

Considerations for Organizing and Preparing for Security Force Assistance Operations by COL David Maxwell ...

The Global Counter Insurgency America's New National Security and Foreign Policy Paradigm by Jonathan...

Oil Security and the Necessity for Global Cooperation by Dr. David A. Anderson ...