A Backyard Challenge
by Dr. Nadia Schadlow, Small Wars Journal
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While President Barak Obama's meetings in Mexico in mid-April resulted in several promising...
Unlike a certain mathematical solution counterinsurgency is a laden with human error and complexity.
A Battalion's Employment of "The Elements of National Power"
by LtCol Robert R. Scott
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A Better Understanding of the Vietnam War
by Colonel Gian Gentile
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Thanks to Senator Kerry for his excellent and very accurate...
A Better, Bad Choice
by Richard M. Wrona, Jr.
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The Democratic Republic of Congo is a modern-day nightmare. After more than a decade of conflict, the...
Will Mexico’s admittance into the Trans-Pacific Partnership create an even more empowered global criminal network?
Address the issue now before it becomes a crisis.
A Combined Arms Response to Death of the Armor Corps
by Major James Smith and Major James Harbridge
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Since the emergence...
A Comprehensive Approach to Improving US Security Force Assistance Efforts
by Lieutenant Colonel Theresa Baginski, Colonel Brian Clark, Lieutenant Colonel Frank Donovan, Ms Karma Job, Lieutenant...
A Comprehensive Approach to Local Engagement in Afghanistan,
That may also Mitigate IEDs
by Eric T. Furey
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A Conversation with Dr. Douglas Porch:
Relooking French Encounters in Irregular Warfare in the 19th Century
by Michael Few
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Where do we go with Design in a post-COIN (for now) world?
A Culture of Inclusion:
Defense, Diplomacy, and Development as a Modern American Foreign Policy
by Captain Nathan Finney
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Observers and commentators...
Turkey and the PKK - whither U.S. policy?
A District Approach in Afghanistan?
by Major David S. Clukey
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As Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' one-year timeline to make progress in...
An American who spent 16 months in Damascus argues against inserting ourselves in a confusing, conflictual morass.
A Ketch Named Mastico:
North Africa Maritime Security Operations
by Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Armstrong
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In May of 1801 the United States of...
A Leadership Vignette for the Successful Counter-Insurgent
by Captain Crispin Burke, Small Wars Journal
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The Eid statements demonstrate an increasing sophistication in strategic messaging and understanding of international politics.
A Method & Estimate For Counterinsurgency Aircraft Procurement
by Major David L. Peeler, Jr.
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A Model for Population-Centered Warfare
A Conceptual Framework for Analyzing and Understanding the Theory and Practice of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency
by James A. Gavrilis, Small Wars Journal
The UN recently decided to do something about Somali piracy this month. They have not said exactly what that something is. Shipping companies are losing hundreds of millions. Navies don't know how...
Placing the current Libyan conflict in historical perspective by focusing on the dynamics between the country’s two main regions (Tripolitania and Cyrenaica) during key moments of the 20th...
A National Security Act of 2009?
A Short Recommendation for a Possible Revision of the National Security Act of 1947
by Colonel David S. Maxwell
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A New NATO Social Contract
Interview with Brigadier General (ret) Dr. Klaus Wittmann
by Octavian Manea
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The previous Strategic Concepts of the...
The post-Westphalian world must understand the pre-Westphalian one.
A Précis on the Logic of the Afghan War
by Colonel Robert M. Cassidy
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This Thanksgiving weekend marks when the duration...
A Primer for Generating Force Integrated Strategy to Campaign Plan Development
by Rob Thornton
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A Sunday look at the boat types of the Persian Gulf.
A Proposal for a Unifying Strategic Doctrine for National Security
by Colonel David Maxwell, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed
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How do you ensure you have the right amount of junior leaders (rank of sergeant to major) where you need them, when you need them?
A QDR for All Seasons?
The Pentagon is Not Preparing for the Most Likely Conflicts
by Dr. Roy Godson and Dr. Richard H. Shultz, Jr.
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A Question of Command: Counterinsurgency from the Civil War to Iraq
SWJ Book Review by Matthew Caris
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A Question of Command: Counterinsurgency from the Civil...
For Whom will the American Military Fight if our Governmental System is Challenged?