Journal Article | June 11, 2017 10:16 PM | Comments(11)

The ability to generate global influence by maneuvering one civilian population against another to produce catastrophic physical effects is a significant transformational change for warfare.

In understanding dominance, leaders will be better suited to develop feasible, acceptable, and suitable operational approaches and tactical plans for the multi-domain environment.

Journal Article | March 20, 2017 05:28 AM | Comments(1)

As shown in a memorable War On the Rocks article, the legacy of the United States’ Counterinsurgency doctrine includes a contentious foundation.

Journal Article | February 2, 2017 12:27 PM | Comments(1)

The Russians have developed a new theory of warfare, and in the future, we can only expect them to perform it more effectively and on an even larger scale.

Journal Article | November 4, 2016 08:08 AM | Comments(8)

A great source of frustration when reading current US Army doctrine, specifically ADP 3-0 Unified Land Operations, is the lack of a definitive characterization of the theory of war and warfare.

Journal Article | June 10, 2013 02:30 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 | May 7, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(18)

Why acronyms are ruining shared military understanding.

Journal Article | April 19, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(5)

Good stories trump doctrine for effecting cultural change because they reach us emotionally; they inspire.  Consider America's first battle and what we can glean its many relevant...

Journal Article | April 9, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(26)

The “U.S. in the Lead” COIN approach usually fails where security force assistance could succeed.

Journal Article | January 22, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments(8)

For COIN, a trinity of attributes is needed to complement traditional military acumen: analytical intelligence, openness of mind, and broad culture.

Journal Article | December 14, 2012 05:30 AM | Comments(20)

History is with replete with former armies that prepared for the wrong type of conflict and received the unflattering result of becoming failed military systems.

Journal Article | July 17, 2012 04:25 AM | Comments(6)

This type of massive COIN effort is only one extreme of a long continuum of policy options.  If we want to keep COIN from becoming a 'dirty word,' we need to leave room for alternate,...

Journal Article | June 8, 2012 04:59 AM | Comments(11)

The Army is a learning organization, but it must avoid learning mumbo-jumbo.

Blog post | May 16, 2012 08:54 AM | Comments(14)

GEN Robert Cone, Commanding General U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, offers his thoughts on the upcoming Army Future Game.