2018 Online Exclusive Articles

Exclusive Online articles are published only online to support timely discussion on emerging time-sensitive issues. Online publication also allows us to publish more articles than before due to the unconstrained nature of the website.

January 2018 Online Exclusive Articles

North Korea Solution Changed Regime

Col. James M. Minnich, U.S. Army

Now is the time for Seoul and Washington to boldly assume risk by adopting a changed-regime policy that will genuinely align Pyongyang within their orbits if they are truly committed to avoiding war unless it is the absolute last resort.

Article republished on: 12 January 2018


Design to Execution Into the Suwalki Gap

Col. Charles Kemper, Minnesota Army National Guard
Maj. Jacob Helgestad, Minnesota Army National Guard
Maj. Nathan Colvin, U.S. Army
Maj. Simon Cox, British Royal Marines

Officers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division describe the logistical effort to coordinate across partner nations and territories to achieve their objectives in Saber Strike 2017. The description of coordinating a multinational air assault, attack on an objective, and a forward passage of lines offers insight into contemporary challenges in preparing to achieve an objective.

Article republished on: 12 January 2018


The Right Fit - Mission Command in the Twenty-First Century

Lt. Col. Matthew T. Archambault, U.S. Army
Capt. Franklin G. Peachey, U.S. Army
Capt. Jennifer P. Sims, U.S. Army

A battalion commander, his intelligence officer, and his signals officer collaborate on a discussion of how their unit developed a mission command mindset while serving as the opposing force at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany.

Article republished on: 8 January 2018


Perceptions and Courses of Actions toward Iran

Jo-Anne Hart, Ph.D.

Take this quick quiz: In which Islamic theocracy were there immediate and repeated public outpourings of sympathy for Americans following the 9/11 attacks in 2001? If you did not know about the several candlelight vigils in Iran, you are not alone. In fact, few Americans know that hundreds of Iranians gathered publicly to pay their respects and to show their solidarity with the American people, first on 13 September, then in two other vigils.

Article republished on: 4 January 2018 (Originally published Sept-Oct 2005)


Understanding Information as a Weapon - The Virtual Reality/Sand Table Model of Information Conflict

Lt. Col. Jon Herrmann, U.S. Air Force Reserve
Lt. Col. Brian Steed, U.S. Army

The authors highlight the need for clear visual representations of the information environment, to help military thinkers better comprehend the complex information environment.

Article published on: 1 January 2018