security force assistance

Journal Article | November 18, 2017 01:30 PM | Comments(10)

Responding to the crisis of ineffective governance will require governance advising during all phases of military operations.  We describe here the potential role of the SFAB in such a response.

Journal Article | August 11, 2017 07:39 AM | Comments(1)

Should the Army prepare to fight other modern militaries like those of Russia and China, or orient on stabilizing war-torn states like Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan?

Journal Article | January 17, 2017 02:26 AM | Comments(22)

The Army will remain the only organization in our nation’s national security arsenal that enables the competent projection of national power to directly influence human activity.

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

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

Journal Article | April 9, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(26)

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

Journal Article | February 15, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(21)

The Afghan knows he has much to learn from the American. Americans are often too intellectually arrogant to admit they have several things that they can learn from Afghans.

Blog post | February 6, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(6)

In the face of coming cuts, US leaders need to ensure that human rights, values, and ethics training are reinforced in all US funded training.

Journal Article | January 25, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(18)

Operators must understand local culture and must harness the power of local institutions to fight an irregular enemy. A proposed method to do so.

Journal Article | January 18, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(1)

 If you’re afforded the opportunity to lead a critical team at a critical juncture in our nation’s history…  see the big picture and embrace it from the beginning.

Blog post | January 15, 2013 01:00 PM | Comments(3)

There is little additional value to be gained from another year or two of advising and training at the tactical level.

Journal Article | January 10, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(1)

The war in Afghanistan is a war of perceptions on progress made thus far. A widening gap in perceptions will complicate the transition .

Platoon/Company sized elements are being tasked with the execution of security handovers that have been in development for over ten years.

Journal Article | December 20, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments(8)

The key to successful advisor preparation lies in understanding the operational environment.

Journal Article | October 2, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(5)

In assessing our “lessons learned” it is vital that the service look forward and not just retrospectively so it does not learn the wrong lessons. 

Journal Article | September 24, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(6)

“Afghan Led” is a critical aspect of our counterinsurgency operations that we must grasp to enable ultimate mission success.

Journal Article | August 7, 2012 05:14 AM | Comments(2)

A British model, an American model, a Robinson model.

Blog post | August 1, 2012 04:00 AM | Comments(2)

Our Western design and training programs are subtracting capability—by pushing adoption of an alien military culture.

Journal Article | July 9, 2012 03:44 AM | Comments(27)

How "Design" was used in shaping a the way ahead in Afghanistan.

Journal Article | January 24, 2012 04:40 AM | Comments(5)

Jeremy Gwinn focuses on the "transition" phase of security force assistance in Afghanistan.