On Carl von Clausewitz: What is less spoken of is his study of small wars and people’s war.

Journal Article | February 12, 2017 06:37 PM | Comments(5)

Line-on-line warfare of the past hasn’t evolved into something completely new; it’s the greater quantity of small action conflict we should burden our minds with.

Journal Article | July 2, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(21)

Because we love Carl von Clausewitz and the center of gravity concept, we need to grant them a divorce- for our sake.

Journal Article | June 10, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(4)

Our doctrine overlooks the essence of war as a human enterprise.  This article explores how to rectify this within the context of supporting the evolution of the U.S. military towards Joint...

Journal Article | April 10, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(13)

If physical success on the battlefield cannot be translated into part of a larger aim, it is largely irrelevant even if it does a great deal of physical damage to the enemy.

Journal Article | December 5, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments(21)

War is the coherent execution of all means to bring about sufficient adherence to a nation’s will in the international (global) arena; resulting in armed conflict only when all other means fail.

Journal Article | September 14, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(3)

The barbarians have come and the rules of war and peace stand transformed.

Blog post | September 3, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(1)

Labor Day reading from Christopher Bassford courtesy of Dave Maxwell.

Journal Article | August 27, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(6)

There is a danger in the empirical mode of reasoning that it will lead us to think of a thousand locals or twenty counterinsurgents as homogenous units of human being. 

Journal Article | May 15, 2012 03:52 AM | Comments(7)

Clausewitz and non-state actors - a combination that surely won't produce any disagreements, will it?