irregular warfare

The US Air Force requires an inexpensive, light air support aircraft as a practical and cost-effective means of providing air support for IW in low air threat environments.

This is a synopsis of a chapter I wrote in the newly released book, "Mission Command: The Who, What, Where, When and Why: An Anthology".

In what is being referred to by some experts as the ‘terrorist diaspora’, fighters are already fleeing to other conflict zones to continue jihad.

Journal Article | September 2, 2017 10:52 AM | Comments(1)

ISIS will fade significantly in the next year. But once ISIS is gone, there are countless groups waiting in the wings to take over.

This paper argues that while conventional military tensions are building with North Korea, Western allies should prepare for a dramatic increase in conflict against non-state actors.

Journal Article | August 12, 2017 06:31 AM | Comments(1)

Adversaries of the United States have recognized the susceptibility of its military to irregular warfare threats and will certainly exploit it in future conflicts.

Journal Article | May 26, 2017 06:20 PM | Comments(7)

Perhaps after hard-hitting briefings from Mattis and McMaster, Trump finally realized Obama’s decision to remain in Afghanistan was both realistic and necessary.

Journal Article | May 13, 2017 05:35 AM | Comments(43)

A critical component of turning the tide must be economic development.

Journal Article | May 1, 2017 11:20 PM | Comments(3)

The Syrian civil war has to be understood as a conflict that is surpassing national borders and which can’t be solved by military and diplomatic concentrated on only one small region.

There is a sinking feeling that Rio de Janeiro’s tipped into war. Many of the city’s politicians, police officers and civic leaders are saying so publicly.

Journal Article | March 14, 2017 11:45 PM | Comments(35)

If, as President Obama asserted, “ideologies are not defeated by guns,” but by “better ideas,” then how should the U.S. military be used to help achieve strategic success.

Journal Article | February 1, 2017 07:30 AM | Comments(18)

This essay examines the Executive Order on protection from foreign terrorist entry into the U.S. from a broader counterinsurgency perspective.

Journal Article | December 12, 2016 11:12 AM | Comments(3)

The key thesis of this book is to analyze the theory that it is possible to use irregular warfare as a national military strategy to adopt a ‘professional irregular defense force’.

Journal Article | September 4, 2016 02:55 PM | Comments(1)

The US can enable novel gains in the information environment by collecting on, operating in, and collaborating through indigenously produced economic media.

Journal Article | April 4, 2013 01:30 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...

Through the use of conventional and irregular forces, Gen Nathaniel Greene brought Cornwallis' forces to a culminating point and precipitated the surrender at Yorktown.

Journal Article | January 7, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(48)

Though discredited, the phased framework of shape-clear-hold-build remains applicable over time when adapted to local circumstances by harmonized independent stakeholders.

Journal Article | October 16, 2012 02:29 PM | Comments(7)

The US Army is finding itself in the difficult position of attempting to redefine itself in a climate of reduced resources. It shouldn't pin its future to peer-to-peer battle.

Journal Article | October 10, 2012 05:55 AM | Comments(10)

Understanding the great paradox of the U.S. military: the better our conventional capabilities, the more likely we are to face increasingly irregular and asymmetric threats.

Journal Article | September 6, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(56)

Implementing a provocative idea.

In HASC testimony, Dave Maxwell calls for understanding over naming as we consider irregular warfare.