THE KURDISH LESSON

Abandoning an ally or proxy because they no longer serve your interest may be ...

CONFESSIONS OF A FAILED STRATEGIST

Is this a strategy for building a budget? For fighting in a future environment? ...

THE MOST IMPORTANT LEGACY OF THE VIETNAM CONFLICT: A WHITEBOARD

The very existence of the draft motivated enough men to enlist voluntarily that all ...

DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro

MEDIA AND THE MILITARY: A MATTER OF PROFESSIONALISM (LOOKING AT YOU, #FOXNEWSIES)

As long as reporters abide by agreed-upon rules of operational security and attribution and ...

THE MILITARY AND THE MEDIA: A MATCH MADE IN…NECESSITY?

The general public often assumes a great deal about the relationship between the media ...

JUNGLE MISSION: A REVIEW (DUSTY SHELVES)

The jungle is the natural refuge of the weak. René Riesen, Jungle Mission   ...

THE HONG KONG PROTESTS: A CASE STUDY OF POLICE AND MILITARY USE OF FORCE

The goal of police use of force is to gain control over a situation ...

INSIDER THREATS – AN ESSAY CONTEST

As government and private organizations come to understand the extent, nature, and full context ...

WILL NEW DOCTRINE FIX MISSION COMMAND?

But is updating the doctrine sufficient to answer its critics? Persistent execution challenges may ...

ROLL OUT THE ROBOTS! MANAGING COMM NETWORKS AND ACCESS IN THE FUTURE

These capabilities must seamlessly integrate commercial and military communication networks to the warfighter’s devices. ...

WHERE HAVE WE SUCCEEDED: A WHITEBOARD

In political terms, the operation helped improve public perceptions of the United States across ...

HOW THE ARMY IS (NOT) PREPARING FOR THE NEXT WAR

A new kind of threat requires significant changes in the way that soldiers make ...

DUSTING OFF THE DUSTY SHELVES

We are looking for new and updated looks at old books, articles, chapters, speeches, ...

THE VALUE OF INQUIRY

…he offered a surprising unsolicited opinion. He shrugged his shoulders and quipped that staff ...

FAOs IN MDO: CHOOSING THE SCALPEL OVER THE SWORD

The 2017 NDA directed a transformation in the way the DoD plans and implements security ...

HYPERSONICS: THE NEW ‘SPUTNIK’ MOMENT?

The rise of hypersonic technologies could render the current naval and marine strategies obsolete ...

THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME

WAR ROOM is a labor of love The More Things Change … I had ...

IS PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION REALLY “STAGNANT”?

How does one respond when the senior steward of the U.S. military profession states ...

THE INFORMATION APOCALYPSE, PART IV: INTELLIGENCE SECRETS OF SUCCESS

The U.S. intelligence community … is the singular community that Americans need to trust ...

LET’S PREPARE FOR FUTURE WAR — OR BRACE FOR CATASTROPHIC DEFEAT

[The U.S.] must suppress its appetite to rely on Cold War-era hardware The Division ...