America’s maritime and amphibious capabilities are pivotal to the nation’s future ability to deter and defeat adversaries, strengthen alliances, deny enemies sanctuary and project...
U.S. Armor in Afghanistan: Worth the Effort?
by Irvin Oliver
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With the arrival of 14 U.S. Marine M1A1 tanks in Afghanistan, it...
U.S. Efforts to Combat Terrorism Financing:
Progress Made and Future Challenges
by Robert M. Guido
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The United States and the...
U.S. Military Observers and Comprehensive Engagement
by Christopher Holshek
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Since the turn of the century, U.S....
With Sri Lanka’s defeat of the Tamil Tigers in 2009, should the US pursue establishing a naval base in Sri Lanka?
U.S. Pacific Command Engagement with Indonesian Kopassus: Recommendations for a Phased Approach
by Michael Noblet
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U.S. Special Operations
by Colonel John M. Collins, Small Wars Journal
U.S. Special Operations: Personal Opinions (Full PDF Article)
Many true believers throughout USSOCOM have...
Uncut: Lessons Learned From Six and a Half Years in Afghanistan
by David Prugh
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Friends in the Coalition,
A critical analysis of statements by Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri reveal a fragmented and weakened Al Qaeda disguising its internal incoherence and lack of appealing strategic and...
Understanding Arab Culture
by Lazar Berman
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The North was burning. It was the summer of 2006, and I was a young lieutenant in the newest company of recruits...
Deeper understanding of groupthink, its causes, and mitigation techniques should help a commander and his staff prevent it from occurring, and red teams can assist in the cause.
A look at the gray agents - the public servants, political actors, or security agents - that promote criminal interests.
Bob Jones expands on his thoughts on modern insurgency
On a balmy night in July 1927, armed only with revolver, three rounds, and some gumption, Coast Guard Ensign Charles Duke single-handedly boarded a rum-runner, took charge, and ran her aground in...
Understanding Terror Networks
Book Review by Major Ian S. Davis
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Citation: Sageman, Marc. Understanding Terror Networks. Philadelphia:...
Understanding the al-Qaeda Enemy in Three Volumes
by Dr. Donald J. Hanle, Small Wars Journal Book Review
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Sun Tzu's admonition to...
UNITED STATES FOREIGN POLICY IN SOUTH ASIA:
AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, AND REVOLUTIONARY ISLAM
by COL Philip Lisagor
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United States-Haitian Relations from 1791 to 1810: How Slavery And Commerce Shaped American Foreign Policy
by Philip K. Abbott
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Former Battalion Commander describes frustrations of command relationships in Afghanistan and offers recommendations.
The Necessary Exclusion of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
by Adam E. MacAllister
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The policy of reconciliation and reintegration in Afghanistan is not...
History is with replete with former armies that prepared for the wrong type of conflict and received the unflattering result of becoming failed military systems.
Seven proposed categories of illegal slum land use are tested against a recent, complex Latin American case.
Us and Them: A Personal Essay
by Phat Doan
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July 6th, 2010, there was no turning back. We resigned our full-time jobs, put our educations on hold...
US Army Africa: Smart Power in Action
by Colonel Stephen Mariano and Major Charles O'Brien, Small Wars Journal
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Secretary of State Clinton's...
US Cooperation with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Challenges and Opportunities
by Jeffrey Reeves
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The team applied new new software, called RASCAL, to the provinces of Helmand, Kandahar, and Zabul in Afghanistan and found that Zabul was over-represented among the most important villages.
Risk management and wicked messes like Afghanistan.
Spanish translation of Urban Land Use by Illegal Armed Groups in Medellin