By: Mark L. Brown, Jr. The Civilian Irregular Defense Group was one of Special Forces’ greatest success stories and by far the greatest example of how to fight unconventional warfare with an economy of force…
By: Christopher Wilkerson Do the terrain and the friendly and enemy situations allow stability operations at the village or district level?
By: David Sterman Under certain conditions, supporting rebels can achieve strategic objectives without causing instability or humanitarian catastrophe.
By: Joshua Thiel and Douglas A. Borer If the coalition consolidates on major bases along the ring road and attempts a Soviet-style hub and spoke concept, the result will be the same: defeat.
By: David Bowers Operators must understand local culture and must harness the power of local institutions to fight an irregular enemy. A proposed method to do so.