Join the Almost Diplomatic crew to discuss geopolitics, national security and nonsense over a couple beers. In Episode three we are talking about border issues/disputes in a variety of fashions such as porosity, the breaching of sovereignty, and territorial claims.
Join the Almost Diplomatic crew to discuss geopolitics, national security and nonsense over a couple beers. From TLAMs to Terminator, Episode Eight has us discussing future war and in particular, autonomous systems… and centaurs?
Come join the Almost Diplomatic crew to discuss geopolitics, national security and nonsense over a couple beers. Episode 02 has us discussing the United Nations, Internationalism along with issues such as intervention vs. sovereignty.
Come join the Almost Diplomatic crew to discuss geopolitics, national security and nonsense over a couple beers. Episode 01 focuses on a myriad of things including the current affairs of the South China Sea.
The Irregular Warrior is creating a reference library of public domain studies and doctrine related to irregular warfare. Our first additions to this library are from the Assessing Revolutionary and Insurgent Strategies (ARIS) project. ARIS consists of research conducted for the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) by the National Security Analysis Department of The Johns Hopkins […]
Misunderstandings about the nature of unconventional warfare and what it can be expected to accomplish are hindering the effective use of this core mission of US special operations forces. Replacing the term with the more readily understood “support to indigenous resistance” and reconnecting it to the concept of political warfare would solve this problem.
The outgoing commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), Vice Adm. Kevin M. “Kid” Donegan, accused Iran in a recent interview of providing advanced weapon systems to the Houthi Rebels in Yemen. It is not news that Iran is supporting the Houthis in their rebellion against the central government of Yemen as part of […]
Using ICAF to create sustainable stability in Iraq An article over at Small Wars Journal, Preventing OIF III: Using the Interagency Conflict Assessment Framework to Achieve a Sustainable Iraqi Security Force, tackles the tough issue of the long game in Iraq: preventing continued civil war after the fall of ISIS. Authors Christina Bembenek, Darrel Choat, Randy […]
“This is another type of war, new in its intensity, ancient in its origins — war by guerrillas, subversives, insurgents, assassins; war by ambush instead of combat; by infiltration instead of aggression, seeking victory by eroding and exhausting the enemy instead of engaging him. It requires — in those situations where we must encounter it […]
An article by our editor on Iranian unconventional warfare in Yemen appeared this morning on Small Wars Journal. Written from the Iranian point of view, the article analyzes the Iranian conduct of unconventional warfare in Yemen, and addresses the feasibility of the operation, suitability to the strategic position of Iran, and acceptability of likely costs. […]