- New SWJ News and Opinion Roundup by SWJ Editors
The new News section has replaced the Daily News Roundup.
- The Military and Academic Ethics: Mixed Messages by Joan Johnson-Freese
Even with a lot of heavy editing by PME faculty, many poor papers slip through.
- McCain Could Shake Up US Defense in Powerful New Senate Role by SWJ Editors
Item one from SWJ's News Page.
- US Commander: Afghan Casualties ‘Not Sustainable’ by SWJ Editors
At the current casualty rate, the Afghanistan National Security Forces cannot be sustained.
- Who's In, Who's Out: Republicans Take Over Top US Foreign-Policy Committees by SWJ Editors
Republicans will control the three top Senate committees dealing with U.S. foreign policy and national security: foreign relations, armed services and intelligence.
- Obama to Seek Congressional Backing for Military Campaign Against ISIS by SWJ Editors
President Obama said on Wednesday that he would seek specific authorization from Congress for the military campaign against the Islamic State.
- SWJ Community Career Opportunity at V1 Analytical Solutions by SWJ Editors
Continue on for the details concerning an open position as a Senior Vice President at V1 Analytical Solutions.
- US to Deploy 1,500 More Troops to Iraq by SWJ Editors
The U.S. will deploy an additional 1,500 troops to Iraq to advise and train the Iraqi military to bolster its ability to counter the threat posed by militants associated with...
- Congressman Wants Investigation of Former Army Official Richardson by SWJ Editors
A member of the House Armed Services Committee is calling for an investigation of a former Army official who played a key role in the service's struggling intelligence program.
- Hagel Approval Rating Just 26 Percent Among National Security Workers, Troops by SWJ Editors
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has just a 26 percent approval rating among individuals currently serving within the national security community.
- Berlin Wall Anniversary Sparks Look at History by SWJ Editors
November 9th marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
- With Exercises in Asia, US Army Searches for Relevance by SWJ Editors
The Orient Shield exercises, the latest iteration of which were held on this Japanese military base, ended Friday.
- They and There by Keith Nightingale
Once a year, the Nation honors the Veterans. Each day the Veteran honors us all with the fruits of that service.
- Backing Into Yet Another Losing War by Gary Anderson
In 1972, I wrote an article in the Marine Corps Gazette advocating a massive raid into N. Vietnam that would destroy its military capability to provide a threat to S....
- A 3-Star General Explains 'Why We Lost' In Iraq, Afghanistan by SWJ Editors
"I am a United States Army General, and I lost the Global War on Terrorism."
- Dempsey Arrives in Baghdad for Anti-ISIL Campaign Talks by SWJ Editors
CJCS Martin E. Dempsey arrived in Baghdad, Iraq’s capital city, today in an unannounced visit for talks with U.S. and Iraqi officials.
- The US Strategy Against the Islamic State Must be Retooled. Here’s How. by SWJ Editors
Obama’s strategy is not working. The president is hoping that limited airstrikes, combined with U.S. support for local proxies, will “degrade and ultimately destroy”.
- Selected Research and Analysis from the Strategic Studies Institute by SWJ Editors
Continue on for SSI R&A.
- Mexico’s Murderous Alliance of State, the Army and the Drug Cartels by Robert Bunker
The crushing of protests by ordinary citizens follows a pattern of violence stretching back to 1968.
- Sherman as a Counterinsurgent by SWJ Editors
"I propose to demonstrate the vulnerability of the South and make its inhabitants feel that war & individual Ruin are synonimous terms."
- Socom Leaders Interested in Cloaking Technology by SWJ Editors
Socom is looking to R&D groups, academia, industry and individuals for technologies that can cloak electronic “signatures” from commandos and their equipment in the field.
- The Islamic State’s Fear of History by SWJ Editors
History will show that the ending of the Islamic State didn’t begin with a bang or a whimper but rather a rant.
- Autumn 2014 Issue of Parameters Now Online by SWJ Editors
Continue on for the Autumn 2014 issue of Parameters.
- The Warrior Ethos at Risk: H.R. McMaster’s Remarkable Veterans Day Speech by SWJ Editors
Continue on for a link to the speech.
- NDIA 26th Annual SO/LIC Symposium & Exhibition by SWJ Editors
Continue on for additional information and a link to the official web site.
- Odierno: Changing World Requires New Look at Army’s Size by SWJ Editors
The Army is going to shrink, the service’s chief of staff said here today, but leaders must be careful that cuts aren’t draconian.
- Special Warfare: The Missing Middle in U.S. Coercive Options by SWJ Editors
"Special warfare has particular relevance to the current global security environment as policymakers seek options short of large-scale intervention."
- Winning Battles, Losing Wars by SWJ Editors
"In fighting our post-9/11 wars, we have won nearly every battle but are far from winning the war."
- The Counterinsurgency Paradigm Shift by SWJ Editors
"The DoD has reached a decision point; it is undergoing a paradigm shift, deciding what its capabilities will be in the aftermath of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan."
- Special Operations For the 21st Century: Starting Over by SWJ Editors
"Our political and military leaders ought to go back to the origins of special warfare and learn what needs to be done to keep the 'special' in special operations."
- Atlantic Council Announces New Art of Future Warfare Project by SWJ Editors
Continue on for information on Atlantic Council's Art of Future Warfare Project...
- Does US Overstate Importance of Middle East? by SWJ Editors
“American attention to the Middle East is disproportionate compared to the Middle East’s strategic impact."
- SWJ El Centro Senior Fellow Wins The Elihu Root Prize by SWJ Editors
Small Wars Journal El Centro Senior Fellow Dr. Robert Bunker Wins The Elihu Root Prize.
- Hagel Said to Be Stepping Down as Defense Chief Under Pressure by SWJ Editors
The president, who is expected to announce Mr. Hagel’s resignation in a Rose Garden appearance on Monday, made the decision to ask his defense secretary to step down last Friday.
- WarCouncil’s “Zero to Clausewitz” by SWJ Editors
The fine gents at WarCouncil.org have released the Cliff Notes of Strategy in their “WarCouncil.org 300 Word Strategic Education”. It is excellent.
- The Buck Stops Here by SWJ Editors
The saying "the buck stops here" derives from the slang expression "pass the buck" which means passing the responsibility on to someone else.
- A World In Crisis: The Need for American Leadership by SWJ Editors
The 2014 Foreign Policy Initiative Forum, Wednesday, 3 December, The Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
- Exclusive: Flournoy Drops Out of Race to Be Next Secretary of Defense by SWJ Editors
Michèle Flournoy, the most widely rumored candidate to replace Chuck Hagel as the next secretary of defense, has taken herself out of the running for the job.
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- Back to the Future: Afghanistan 2024 by SWJ Editors
Stability: International Journal of Security and Development Special Collection
- The Learning Process of #Humans by SWJ Editors
The Human Dimension White Paper has continued a much needed discussion about how the military should respond to its experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- When Was Thanksgiving Made an Official Holiday? It May Surprise You by SWJ Editors
Here are some facts about the holiday that you may not have known.
- A-10s Deployed to Take on the Islamic State by SWJ Editors
An attack aircraft that the Pentagon is trying to get rid of has been deployed to the Middle East to take on the Islamic State.
- In Afghanistan, What Counts? by Jade Wu
For many, the nagging doubts and frustrations over the waste of time, money, resources, and lives readily come back to haunt.
- Thanksgiving 2014 by SWJ Editors