The most frustrating moment for the J2 occurs when the operations summary contains more useful intelligence-producing data than the official intelligence reporting.
Shared sacrifice often leads to innovative solutions that make operations more efficient. This requires openness to bottom-up communication.
A PME training module on chess is good for the U.S. military, provides the U.S. military workforce with diverse and transferable skill-sets.
Conventional and cyber conflict diffusion diverge on two points: third-party intervention (escalation) and collateral damage (pathogen). The findings raise questions regarding state...
Reading the Evolution of Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency
Battling Radical Islamist Propaganda in Somalia: The Information Intervention Option
by Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob
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Regional proxy wars between Iran and the Arab Gulf are using Lebanon as their figurative prostitute.
20 Articles of Effective Assessments in Counterinsurgency
Between Clausewitz and Mao
Dynamic Evolutions of the Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Iraq (2003-2008)
by Thomas Renard and Stéphane Taillat, Small Wars Journal
Between Clausewitz and Mao (...
Beyond FM 3-24:
Readings for the Counterinsurgency Commander
by Joshua Thiel, Bryan Martin, William Marm, Christopher O'Gwin, Christopher Young, Gabriel Szody, and Douglas Borer
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Beyond Iraq and Afghanistan
What Foreign Fighter Data Reveals About the Future of Terrorism
by Clinton Watts
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Recent information on foreign fighters in Iraq...
Beyond Irregular Warfare
A Strategic Concept for Countering Irregular Adversaries and Engagement in Complex Security Environments
by Colonel Joseph E. Osborne, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed
If money is a weapon system, then it must surely be targeted as precisely as any other weapon system.
Beyond the "Hybrid" Threat:
Asserting the Essential Unity of Warfare
by David Sadowski and Jeff Becker
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Beyond the "Hybrid" Threat
Beyond the Basics:
Looking Beyond the Conventional Wisdom Surrounding the IDF Campaigns against Hizbullah and Hamas
by Lazar Berman
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The United States...
Thanks to Greg Smith for making available his October, 2008 pre-deployment interview with Brigadier General John Nicholson. BG Nicholson is the Deputy Commander of RC South. Greg is a freelance...
Bil Janoob: Multi-National Division-South Security Force Assistance
By Brigadier General Jeff Buchanan & Major Todd Clark
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Task Force Mountain assumed...
Bismarck's Lesson on COIN:
An Invading Force's Presence in a Foreign Land is its own Enemy
by Ali Iqbal
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An invading foreign force, on completion...
West's narrative about combat advisors in Iraq is a timely read that should leave you with many questions about current and future advisory efforts.
Better understanding the so-called Arab Spring
A review of Sylvia Longmire's work on Cartels
Cann’s book is very much a must read, especially considering the painfully limited Anglophone literature on the Portuguese Overseas War.
A look inside the increasingly pivotal nation.
A Marine Corps Adviser Inside the Iraqi Army
reviewed by Major Niel Smith, Small Wars Journal
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Canadian Army Officer A. A. Cohen has written a new and refreshing book on the life, ideas, and intellectual struggles of the French officer David Galula.
Book Review: Guerrillas in History
by Lewis H. Gann
Published by Hoover Institution Press, 1971, 99 pages, Stanford, CA. Out of print, ISBN: 081793281X
Reviewed by Mike Mourouzis
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Book Review: How the Weak Win Wars: A Theory of Asymmetric Conflict
by Timothy Richardson
Ivan, Arreguin-Toft. How the Weak Win Wars: A Theory of Asymmetric Conflict. Cambridge studies in...
True to its name, Syed Saleem Shahzad’s Inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban goes beyond the common misperception of Al-Qaeda as a static organization serving the whims of Osama Bin...
This is the kind of book worthy of discussion in America’s War Colleges of the 21st century.
Book Review: It Happened on the Way to War: A Marine's Path to Peace
by Rye Barcott
Published by Bloomsbury USA, New York. 2011, 340 pages. $26.
Reviewed by Michael Few
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A scathing and scholarly critique of the impact of De-Ba’athification on the America’s efforts to stabilize Iraq.
Those interested in Vietnam, the mechanics of secret peace talks, and the national decision making of several countries will find this an important and historic work.
Kaplan builds a case for the growing importance of the Indian Ocean and its perimeter states as the new geopolitical center of the developing world
A worthwhile read on Pakistan from the Washington Post's Pamela Constable.
As someone who was born and lived in Iraq, I witnessed much of what Dr. Sassoon describes and believe that his analysis is profound and accurate.
Many areas of interest to the United States today were former Ottoman dominions like Egypt, Iraq, Syria, even Libya. Understanding the mechanics of this former empire is crucial to...