Believe it or not, the point of these “angry veteran goes to college” posts is not to tell war stories about nubile co-eds. Mostly anyway. Actually, I hope other veterans will View More ›
From time immemorial we have blamed outbreaks of diseases on foreigners. From “yellow” fever amongst Chinese immigrants to dangerous diseases carried by Mexican illegal immigrants crossing the border, this subject View More ›
The new strategic and tactical needs resulting from this century’s asymmetric warfare have forced several NATO armies to accept new operational realities, especially in the area of special operations. The Italian Army, which for View More ›
A new type of war has begun for Canadians. Terrorist attacks are now happening within our own borders. In recent days, two Canadian soldiers were run over by a radicalized View More ›
Ebolamania is sweeping the United States but the real fight against this the ebola virus is being fought, and will have to be won, in West Africa.
It was about 1 p.m. when I arrived at the Bogota airport. I walked down the jetway into a corridor leading to a huge white room. Immediately, I found myself standing in one View More ›
H. John Poole defines “distributive operations” as small units (roughly squad-sized) working alone. While he primarily writes about the application of “distributive operations” to counterinsurgency, the use of many small, View More ›
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History can be an amazing teacher if you pay attention. The Spanish flu killed over half a million Americans in 1918, Polio killed thousands, Asian flu killed over fifty thousand, View More ›
One fall morning, I skipped up the steps and down the gilded halls of academia to my first class of the day for the semester. As I rounded my way View More ›
Over the past few months, there have been commentaries and talking heads screaming for ISIS blood. I keep hearing the term “total war” being bandied about, and the blogosphere is View More ›
The goal of pretty much every violent Islamist group has been the establishment of an Islamic State. This was a stated goal of AQI before it became ISIS, and before it declared itself actually to have achieved the goal of creating such a state in 2014.
In an October 15, 2014 article by Greg Zoroya featured in USA Today, which cites an NPR story from the same day, the author points out that a small number of View More ›
Since the very beginning of the war against international terrorist elements in Afghanistan in the fall of 2001, a confluence of Haqqani Network, Al Qaeda, localized insurgency elements, and Afghan View More ›