In civil wars like Syria’s, strength is not necessarily a product of popularity; often strength actually produces popularity because compliance is more important than winning hearts and minds.
Are Terrorists "Abnormal?" - Reflections on the Psychopathology of Normalcy SWJED Sat, 05/04/2019 - 4:51pm
"Are they normal?" It's not a usual question for commanders or strategic planners. Still, to some reasonable and ascertainable extent, this complex question could be applied to virtually any adversary in war, or at least to certain identifiable cadres of a pertinent enemy leadership.
Criminal Networks: A Gateway for Terrorists SWJED Mon, 05/01/2017 - 10:39am
The U.S. Southern Command has a tremendous bearing on the U.S. National and domestic security efforts based on proximity and the nature of threats to the U.S. borders.
Virtual Indoctrination and the Digihad Peter J. Munson Mon, 11/19/2012 - 5:30am
The evolution of al-Qaeda's media strategy.