MWI – CONCRETE BARRIERS: A FALSE COUNTERINSURGENCY IDOL – 23 March 2017

http://mwi.usma.edu/concrete-barriers-false-counterinsurgency-idol/ “In his MWI article, ‘The Most Effective Weapon on the Modern Battlefield is Concrete,’ Maj. John Spencer argues that ‘concrete contributed to reducing the complexity of the urban environment, served as a major tool in establishing stability, and functioned as a powerful weapon against enemies using safe havens within…

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MWI – “WHAT AN ARMY MEGACITIES UNIT WOULD LOOK LIKE” – 7 March 2017

http://mwi.usma.edu/army-megacities-unit-look-like/ “MWI’s Maj. John Spencer writes another thought provoking piece on the Army preparing for military operations in a megacity.” See also: IT’S TIME TO CREATE A MEGACITIES COMBAT UNIT By John Spencer http://mwi.usma.edu/time-create-megacities-combat-unit/ And also: Urban Warfare: Army, Marine Corps Prepare to Fight in Megacities November 2016 By Yasmin Tadjdeh…


MWI – “WHERE ARE THE WOMEN? THE UNFORTUNATE OMISSION IN THE ARMY’S COIN DOCTRINE” – 7 March 2017

http://www.mwi.usma.edu/women-unfortunate-omission-armys-coin-doctrine/ Where Are the Women? The Unfortunate Omission in the Army’s COIN Doctrine. “Megan Anderson provides a thought provoking analysis of the Army’s counterinsurgency doctrine.” And see: FM 3-24 Counterinsurgency http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/Repository/Materials/COIN-FM3-24.pdf See also earlier examinations from other authors: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/477665/pdf Counterinsurgency and Gender: The Case of the Female Engagement Teams http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/11096/1/Khalili_-_Gendered_Practcies_of_Counterinsurgency.pdf…


New York Times – Trump Chooses H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser – 20 February 2017

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/us/politics/mcmaster-national-security-adviser-trump.html?emc=edit_na_20170220&nl=breaking-news&nlid=44923803&ref=headline&_r=0&referer= See also a partial webliography: http://usacac.army.mil/sites/default/files/documents/cact/LtGenMcMasterBio.pdf https://www.iiss.org/en/persons/hr-s-mcmaster http://www.hoover.org/profiles/h-r-mcmaster Studying War and Warfare – by Major General H.R. McMaster https://www.army.mil/article/130026 http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iconoclast-army-general-to-get-third-star/ http://www.westpointcoh.org/interviews/practical-lessons-of-the-vietnam-war http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/article/human-element-when-gadgetry-becomes-strategy http://content.time.com/time/specials/2007/time100walkup/article/0,28804,1611030_1610841_1610336,00.html http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/07/20/reviews/970720.20spectot.html



On the passing of LTG (R) Hal Moore – 10 February 2017

  http://www.lzxray.com/sites/default/files/AfterActionReport.pdf https://youtu.be/wYK4jrhepdU https://youtu.be/AQVte-dL86Y “Mansions of the Lord” is a hymn written by Randall Wallace and set to the music of Nick Glennie-Smith. “Mansions” was originally written for the 2002 film We Were Soldiers, and was performed by the United States Military Academy Glee Club and the Metro Voices: To…



MWI – THE RUSSIAN–UKRAINIAN WAR: UNDERSTANDING THE DUST CLOUDS ON THE BATTLEFIELD – 17 January 2017

http://mwi.usma.edu/russian-ukrainian-war-understanding-dust-clouds-battlefield/ Amos C. Fox | January 17, 2017 | Commentary & Analysis “Russian aggression in Ukraine has been interpreted as the harbinger of a new era of warfare, one in which cyber threats, hybrid tactics, and gray-zone operations are ascendant. But there are lessons to be learned in the conventional…


Lawfare – Terrorists, Insurgents, Something Else? Clarifying and Classifying the “Generational Challenge” – 15 January 2017

https://www.lawfareblog.com/terrorists-insurgents-something-else-clarifying-and-classifying-generational-challenge “Our hope is that our taxonomy of VNSAs (Violent Non State Actors) can help analysts and scholars to better conceptualize the range of VNSA types and the relationships among them. They are too often lumped together as “terrorist” groups, but as this spectrum makes clear, doing so oversimplifies the…


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NYT – North Africa’s Next War – 16 January 2017

“With North Africa still stunned by the destabilizations of the Arab Spring, and conflicts in Mali and Libya continuing, there is no appetite in neighboring countries for a new outbreak of war over Western Sahara. Nevertheless, over the past year I have heard Algerian officials and both Western and African…