CHINA’S RECIPE FOR INSURGENCY

China’s treatment of the Uighur population in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region has been covered widely in the world news arena. Many around the globe have called for an end to what has been deemed human rights violations. WAR ROOM welcomes Alden Leader to examine the issue through the lens of a counterinsurgency. Leader points out that while there may be some extremist bad actors, China’s heavy handed tactics will only gain them short term success and risks fanning the flames of a full fledged insurgency.

JUNGLE MISSION: A REVIEW (DUSTY SHELVES)

The jungle is the natural refuge of the weak. René Riesen, Jungle Mission   In many military cultures and in the Western popular imagination, individuals who go native or turn rogue evoke curiosity and often revulsion.  Soldiers who take off usually face court martial and do not share much in common with their more responsible […]

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

A new kind of threat requires significant changes in the way that soldiers make decisions – doubling down on the importance of environmental training. In a recent Foreign Policy piece, Elbridge Colby, a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development (2017-2018), argued that the United States military needs to prepare to […]