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Policy and Perception: The Rhetoric of Conflict

Policy and Perception: The Rhetoric of Conflict
Policy and Perception: The Rhetoric of Conflict Every morning I like to scroll through my news feed while the TV talking heads hum in the...

In-depth on Hacking our Enemies, Allies and U.S. Citizens

In-depth on Hacking our Enemies, Allies and U.S. Citizens
One man’s whistleblower is another man’s traitor. The Trump administration has made fiery accusations suggesting that the Trump campaign was subjected to targeted wiretapping...

The Russia Syndrome

The Russia Syndrome
Click on any article today and you will inevitably see a write up on the Russians and their evil plan to install a puppet...

ISIS, Inc.

ISIS, Inc.
How do you take down a multinational corporate entity (MNC) bent on destruction and world domination? Would you eliminate the board of directors? Take...

Criminal Organizations’ Impact on Unconventional Warfare

Criminal Organizations’ Impact on Unconventional Warfare
Unconventional warfare (UW) differs from conventional warfare in how it is conducted, more than where or by whom it is conducted. UW may work...

The Balkans, The Next Flashpoint?

The Balkans, The Next Flashpoint?
Irregular warfare Uses weapons and tactics to exploit the vulnerabilities of an opponent and attack these points indirectly using unconventional means. Small groups of...

To The Victor Goes The Bill?

To The Victor Goes The Bill?
The wars in Iraq have resulted in serious political, military, and security consequences for the United States. The U.S. military presence in the Middle...

Irregular Warfare In The U.S., part 2

Irregular Warfare In The U.S., part 2
In the following Case Studiy I look at domestic criminal organizations or gangs through the lens of Irregular Warfare (IW). These groups are viewed...

Irregular Warfare In The U.S., part 1

Irregular Warfare In The U.S., part 1
Irregular warfare is the warfare of the 21st century. Irregular warfare (IW) pollutes the battlefield, crossing the lines of economics, politics, business, social media,...

The Path Forward

The Path Forward
Donald J. Trump will be our next President. Get over it. Many suffered in silence (and some not so silent) but we did not...

21st Century Threats

Choosing to Consciously Feed the Field 1
As America moves into the 21st Century we face new emerging threats where we, as a nation, must recognize and adapt to. Trans-national states such...