Haiti: Boots on the Ground Perspective
by Colonel Buck Elton
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Buck Elton is the Commander of Joint Special Operations...
I place the Libyan Civil War of Liberation within the ambit of 2011 Arab Spring; broadly as a refurbished sprig of Arab people’s movement against their respective autocratic state regimes.
China's struggle with the Uyghur minority.
Despite success at degrading Philippine terrorist networks, much of the security gains have been transitory, while the underlying socio-economic problems in Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago...
Hawaii and Guam: Strategic Convergence Zones for the United States Forward Defense Strategy in the Pacific Rim
by James A. Kent and Eric Casino
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Health Engagement in Foreign Internal Defense
by Colonel Edwin K. Burkett
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Foreign Internal Defense (FID) is the "participation...
Helping Others Help Themselves
by Colonel Bruce Boevers, Small Wars Journal
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Recognizing the requirement for the United States to succeed by, with,...
Hezbollah in the Tri-Border Area of South America
by Cyrus Miryekta
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Hezbollah, Lebanon's Iran-sponsored Shi'i Muslim...
Hezbollah: The Party of God
by Roy Keyes
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Viewed as both hero and villain, Hezbollah is possibly the most dangerous terrorist organization in the...
The Lebanese Armed Forces are the strongest institution for national unity. We should assist them to grow stronger in this mission.
Host Nation Information Requirements
Achieving Unity of Understanding in Counterinsurgency
by Colonel George Franz, Lieutenant Colonel David Pendall and Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Steffen
How Afghanistan Ends:
A Political-Military Path to Peace
by Linda Robinson
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This paper presents a scenario for resolution of the Afghan conflict in a...
How Corruption Affects National Security of the United States: An Explorative Hypothesis on Mexican Transnational Criminal Networks Operating in the United States
Or how to shatter organizational stagnation and identify critical tensions preventing creative thinking and improvisation.
How Should the U.S. Execute a Surge in Afghanistan?
by Lieutenant Colonel Robert A. Downey, Lieutenant Colonel Lee K. Grubbs, Commander Brian J. Malloy and Lieutenant Colonel Craig R. Wonson, Small...
Penny Packets Revisited:
How the USAF Should Adapt to 21st Century Irregular Warfare
by Ben Zweibelson
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This white paper will argue that C2DE in...
The Seven Deadly Questions
How to Think about Mexico and Beyond
by Roger Pardo-Maurer, Small Wars Journal
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Regardless of what the current US administration and Senior Military Officers claim, we lost the peace in Iraq.
Sometimes in the course of military operations ill-conceived ideas survive to produce unacceptable outcomes. When this happens, frustrated leaders might ask, “What made us think this...
Human Intelligence in Counterinsurgency: Persistent Pathologies in the Collector-Consumer Relationship
by Michael Gallagher
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Improving the Coalition's Understanding of 'The People' in Afghanistan:
Human Terrain Mapping in Kapisa Province
by Dr. Matthew Arnold
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A Strategic Imperative on the 21st Century Battlefield
by Nick Masellis, Small Wars Journal
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Six months into a one-year deployment...
Humanizing "The Man:"
Strengthening Psychological and Information Operations in Afghanistan
by A. Lawrence Chickering
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HUMINT Nature and the Jim Thyne Theory
by Dalton Fury, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed
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For the past several months I've had the great opportunity to...
Hybrid Threats and Challenges
Describe... Don't Define
by Nathan Freier
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The emerging concept of "hybrid warfare" is...