The ISIS Solution: How Special Operations Can Eliminate Radical Islam

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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.

Empty Chessboards

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Military intelligence is a horrible hydra or chimera. Pick your beast. It seeks to stay beholden to the TO&E of traditional (and sometimes non-traditional) Army infrastructure.

The Hidden World of Maritime Security (Part 2)

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Back to the nuts and bolts of how piracy and counter-piracy works… While underway, pirates are known to begin probing commercial ships as they pass around the Horn of Africa. View More ›

A Ranger Goes to College (Part 1)

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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 ›