Small Wars Journal

village stability operations

Things I Learned from People Who Tried to Kill Me SWJED Wed, 10/03/2018 - 6:20am
In the spring of 2011, I deployed to eastern Afghanistan for ten months as a Village Stability Operations detachment commander where my team faced a determined enemy whom the United States had been fighting for over a decade.
Interoperability: Merging the Organizational Cultures of Special Forces and the Infantry Peter J. Munson Mon, 04/22/2013 - 3:30am

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.