Why is this new age an age of instability—instead of an age of empires, or warring states, or even peace and prosperity?
Don't Try to Arrest the Sea
An Alternative Approach for Afghanistan
by Major Mehar Omar Khan
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Over the last three months that I've spent in...
The American society, along with civilian and military leaders, remain unprepared to deal with the complexities of insurgencies and small wars.
The current US/EU two-track policy on Iran, which includes the imposition of an oil embargo, is not sufficient to break the current nuclear stalemate.
Life-saving training for deploying forces.
Poor performance erodes deterrence just as surely as good performance creates it
An Asymmetric Approach to Yemen
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We are in a war of containment against radical Jihadist Islam, and Yemen is the next campaign in...
The Two Sides of Economic and Democratic Change:
An Economic Model of Terrorism & Insurgency
by 1stLt John A. Sautter
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The prevalence of PTSD and mental disorders in weak and failed states is exacerbated by insurgencies, defying efforts break the cycle.
The Army is globally engaged and regionally responsive; it is an indispensible partner and provider of a full range of capabilities to Combatant Commanders in a Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and...
An Intellectual Genealogy of the Just War
A Survey of Christian Political Thought on the Justification of Warfare
by Keith Gomes, Small Wars Journal
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The Philosophy Behind the Iraq Surge:
An Interview with General Jack Keane
by Octavian Manea
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How would you describe the US Army's...
An Interview with General James T. Conway, USMC
34th Commandant of the Marine Corps
Joint Force Quarterly Interview by David H. Gurney and Jeffrey D. Smotherman
Joint Force Quarterly has kindly...
An Interview with Peter Godwin
by John Noonan
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Sometimes the most effective COIN lessons are found in the strangest of places. Some time ago, while...
Can Soft Power Take The Lead In Iraq?
An Irregular Focus on What Has Been
by Sam Brannen, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed
With the release of its new directive on irregular warfare (IW) the Pentagon has demonstrated seriousness of purpose to...
Key bureaucratic and analytical challenges for the deployed threat finance analyst and the larger community of deployed all-source intelligence analysts
Another Way in Afghanistan:
Overcoming the Current Flawed Strategy
by John Ubaldi
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All too often, the United States tries to impart a Jeffersonian...
Platoon/Company sized elements are being tasked with the execution of security handovers that have been in development for over ten years.
Applying Ends, Ways, & Means to the Spectrum of Conflict
by Tom Clark and Bruce Stanley, Small Wars Journal Op-Ed
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Applying Iraq to Afghanistan
by Bradford M. Burris, Major, Psychological Operations, United States Army
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Editor's Note: this...
Beware the experts, expats, urbanites, and a host of other easy routes.
Approaching Doctrinal Training the Army Way
by Morgan Sheeran
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Our forces were exquisitely trained for the Gulf War. Everyone...
Wells?! No its all ball bearings and aquifer storage and recovery systems now!
Israel’s defenses against rockets and ballistic missiles provide important strategic benefits to the state, and they may change the face of Middle Eastern warfare in the future.
Youssef Aboul-Enein and David Trandberg take a look back into Libyan history to examine Arab insurgency tactics.
Are The Taliban And Al Qaeda Allies?
by Paul Overby
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"In my view" should preface every statement here. It is likely the situation in...
Arghandab and the Battle for Kandahar
by Michael Yon
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People are confused about the war. The situation is difficult to resolve even...
Sergio Miller offers and important and interesting look at armed nation building in Vietnam and Afghanistan; a look that does not leave one with much optimism.
Arming the U.S. Military for the Future
by Daniel R. DePetris
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There is a huge debate brewing in Washington today about the current...
Army Capstone Concept & the Genesis
of German World War One Assault Squad & Infiltration Tactics
The Historical Linkage
by Dave Shunk
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Army Learning Concept 2015:
These are not the droids you are looking for
by Michael C. Sevcik
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In the profession of arms, the scientific and...
Arunachal Pradesh: A Crux of Sino-Indian Rivalry
by Jeffrey Reeves
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Few bilateral relationships have the potential to...
Adam Ahmad evaluates the prospect of Bashir al-Assad's survival in Syria.
Assessing and Targeting Illicit Funding in Conflict Ecosystems
Irregular Warfare Correlations
by Brigadier General David L. Grange and J.T. Patten
Assessing and Targeting Illicit Funding in Conflict...
Ambassador J.R. Bullington, once a foreign service officer serving in the CORDS program in Vietnam, argues that we won the counterinsurgency war in Vietnam. Harry Summers, where are you?