village stability operations

Journal Article | April 10, 2017 10:25 PM | Comments(4)

This vivid narrative about an extraordinary American officer in Afghanistan presents two stories, both of interest to military professionals.

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

Interoperability is a function of leadership, hardship, and time. To quickly achieve it, focus on individual personalities, understand that everyone has value, and exercise mission command.

Journal Article | March 28, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(13)

The Civilian Irregular Defense Group was one of Special Forces’ greatest success stories and by far the greatest example of how to fight unconventional warfare with an economy of force approach.

Journal Article | March 19, 2013 01:25 AM | Comments(1)

Do the terrain and the friendly and enemy situations allow stability operations at the village or district level?

Journal Article | February 25, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(11)

If the coalition consolidates on major bases along the ring road and attempts a Soviet-style hub and spoke concept, the result will be the same: defeat. 

Journal Article | February 7, 2013 02:30 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 04:30 AM | Comments(22)

Comparing Past and Current Challenges to Afghan Local Defense.

Journal Article | May 14, 2012 03:42 AM | Comments(148)

Capturing the investor's mindset in special operations.