lessons learned

Journal Article | January 15, 2018 11:41 PM | Comments(2)

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s epic, 18-hour television series on the war in Vietnam left me feeling the same way that the war did: sad, depressed, disillusioned, and ready for it to end.

Journal Article | February 17, 2017 08:34 PM | Comments(2)

This paper provides a survey of lessons learned on military roles in stabilization and reconstruction based on experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan and seeks to highlight actions still required.

Journal Article | November 8, 2016 09:06 AM | Comments(1)

I still wish I could’ve done more but I did what I could given the time, resources, and understanding (by our leaders) available.  I say this in order to share the following.

This is not an all-inclusive how-to guide to developing a learning institution, but should serve as a springboard for any leader looking at taking their organization in a positive direction.

Journal Article | June 21, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(1)

At present, for every US Soldier there is at least one 20-foot container of equipment in Afghanistan; a quantity that cannot be overemphasized as our military begins to face the challenges of...

Journal Article | June 18, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(4)

Counterinsurgency is often a small-unit battle, with company-sized elements requiring organic intelligence capabilities to leverage information into tactical success.

Journal Article | June 17, 2013 07:00 AM | Comments(3)

Building a culture that accepts risk requires frank discussion about what words mean and how they translate into action. The Battle of Bunker Hill provides excellent fodder for any leader...

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

Some of the major “lessons learned” by ISAF while conducting Counterinsurgency and Stability Operations in Afghanistan

Journal Article | May 22, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(20)

The Army has an unfortunate tradition of considering insurgent conflict a sideshow effort and relegating the study of insurgencies to the fringes of military science. The Philippines campaign is a...

Journal Article | May 8, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(3)

The Battle of Chancellorsville ended 150 years ago this week. It still holds lessons for us.

Journal Article | April 24, 2013 01:25 AM | Comments(1)

Ten easy to follow recommendations to help you become an effective military advisor.

Unlike a certain mathematical solution counterinsurgency is a laden with human error and complexity.

Often in warfare and business, the team that can adapt to the new reality fastest wins the next battle. 

Journal Article | August 9, 2012 04:03 PM | Comments(54)

  Will we “learn” the same lessons we learned after Vietnam again? (…and, by the way, what were those lessons?)

Blog post | June 25, 2012 07:56 AM | Comments(15)

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