Notable Websites and Blogs

MWI’s Andrew Bacevich Criticizes U.S. Military Forays in Middle East – 29 September 2016

“MWI’s Andrew Bacevich Criticizes U.S. Military Forays in Middle East. Speaking to cadets and faculty, MWI Adjunct Scholar Andrew Bacevich gives a blistering critique of U.S. military interventionism in the greater Middle East.” For Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2015, please see: https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R42738.pdf and see Military…


MWI – How COIN (Counterinsurgency) Theory Explains Organizational Change: An MWI Report – 25 September 2016

How COIN Theory Explains Organizational Change: An MWI Report. MWI Non-Resident Fellow Douglas Pryer writes in this new report that since the human dynamics underlying all group competitions are similar, all leaders can benefit from applying COIN theory to achieve significant organizational change. http://mwi.usma.edu/4170-2/ See also:  Military Legitimacy: Right and…


MWI – U.S. Cybersecurity Gets a New Cyber Warrior General – 20 September 2016

U.S. Cybersecurity Gets a New Cyber Warrior General. MWI Contributor Robert Potter argues a turn for the positive in U.S. cybersecuirty with the recent appointment of Brigadier General (retired) Gregory J. Touhil as the first ever U.S. Federal Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). http://mwi.usma.edu/u-s-cybersecurity-gets-a-new-cyber-warrior-general/ and see also: http://militarylegitimacyreview.com/?s=Cyber and please…


MWI – Who Should We Save?: On Perilous Judgments and Military Moral Thought – 5 September 2016

http://www.mwi.usma.edu/save-perilous-judgments-military-moral-thought/ and see: Govern, Kevin H., The Legal Way Ahead Between War And Peace (Chapter 16) (2008). Enemy Combatants, Terrorism, and Armed Conflict Law: A Guide to the Issues, Edited by David K. Linnan (Praeger 2008). Available at SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2093449


MWI – Adding Rigor to Stability and Reconstruction Operations: An MWI Report – 30 August 2016

http://mwi.usma.edu/adding-rigor-to-stability-and-reconstruction-operations/ MAJ Bates explores an essential component of stability and reconstruction operations. For more background, see also: https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/guiding_principles_full.pdf https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL32862.pdf http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/new_pubs/jp3_07.pdf http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monographs/2009/RAND_MG852.pdf http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/concepts/joint_concepts/joc_sstro.pdf


MWI – A Civil War Vignette that Explains Modern Civ-Mil Relations – 22 August 2016

http://www.mwi.usma.edu/fidelity-frankness-collide-portrait-grant/ This essay from MAJ Dan Maurer is a shortened version of a chapter appearing in the author’s forthcoming book on American strategic civil-military relationships, tentatively titled A Necessary Measure. Relevant to MAJ Maurer’s study, after the Mexican War, General Winfield Scott’s occupation was such a model of excellence that Ulysses S….




MWI – Cyberwarfare a Double-edged Sword for Authoritarian States – 1 August 2016

MWI Contributor Robert Potter argues that authoritarian states are more vulnerable to the impacts of cyberwarfare than democracies in today’s War Council Blog. http://mwi.usma.edu/cyberwarfare-double-edged-sword-authoritarian-states/ For more on cyberwar, see: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/cyber-war-9780198717492?lang=en&cc=us  


The Intercept – Leaked Data Reveals How the U.S. Trains Vast Numbers of Foreign Soldiers and Police With Little Oversight – 13 July 2016

https://theintercept.com/2016/07/13/training/ And see, e.g., Weapons Given to Iraq Are Missing By Glenn Kessler Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, August 6, 2007 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/05/AR2007080501299.html And see: Stabilizing Iraq: DOD Cannot Ensure That U.S.-Funded Equipment Has Reached Iraqi Security Forces GAO-07-711, Published: Jul 31, 2007. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2007. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-07-711 But see:…