Journal Article | February 17, 2017 04:05 PM | Comments(1)

There were a number of serious problems with the Navy SEAL raid on the 29th of January in Yemen, but at least we know it happened.

Journal Article | December 31, 2016 07:50 AM | Comments(3)

Part III of IV of “What’s Wrong with SOCOM?”

Part II of IV of “What’s Wrong With SOCOM?”

Journal Article | December 25, 2016 03:28 PM | Comments(5)

Part I: JSOC Winning the War Against White SOF and the Problems Massive Bureaucracy Gets You in the Conduct of Irregular Warfare

Journal Article | December 23, 2016 04:06 PM | Comments(9)

The new career course model is ultimately detrimental to the Special Forces Regiment. It deprives SF captains of some of the best training the Army has to offer.

Journal Article | December 22, 2016 11:47 AM | Comments(1)

The United States should petition a reclassification of perfidy from the United Nations to ensure the legal protections and force protection of SOF while conducting clandestine operations.

As Iraq appears to unravel, it is only right to continue the debate about counterinsurgency, the appropriate application of landpower, and  the expanding role of Special Operations in the US...

Journal Article | June 17, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(9)

Today SOF are being asked to do more than ever before and with increasingly vague and hubristic-sounding missions and concepts. New paradigms are needed.

Journal Article | May 15, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(2)

Rebuilding our special reconaissance capability.

Journal Article | April 4, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(33)

As SOCOM takes on the task of addressing population-centric conflict post-Iraq/Afghanistan, it must field a new type of SOF Operator--master of the full-spectrum of the human domain and...

Journal Article | February 7, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments(1)

Times of crisis can be a brief window of opportunity for large institutional bureaucracies to overcome jurisdictional boundaries and make changes to business as usual. 

Journal Article | December 27, 2012 05:30 AM | Comments(22)

Comparing Past and Current Challenges to Afghan Local Defense.

Blog post | June 25, 2012 08:56 AM | Comments(15)

What have we learned from a decade at war?  Are they the right issues and the right lessons?

Journal Article | February 6, 2012 04:22 AM | Comments(38)

Octavian Manea offers an interview with John Nagl who opines that "the savage wars of peace are still going to have an interest in us."

Journal Article | January 31, 2012 07:54 PM | Comments(14)

The authors propose implementing F3EAD methodology, which has met with success in the SOF community, across the force.