2019 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.

February 2019 Online Exclusive Articles

Civil Authority in Manbij, Syria: Using Civil Affairs to Implement Stabilization Activities in Nonpermissive Environments

Lt. Col. Peter S. Brau, U.S. Army

The liberation and subsequent stabilization of Manbij, Syria, highlighted numerous gaps between the entities involved with stabilization activities and provided important lessons on the planning effort required among local civil authorities, the Departments of Defense and State, and the U.S. Agency for International Development in nonpermissive environments following combat operations, as well as on the consequences of a lack of joint planning.

Article published on: 14 February 2019


January 2019 Online Exclusive Articles

The Paraguayan Military and the Struggle against Organized Crime and Insecurity

Dr. R. Evan Ellis

The author, a research professor at the US Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute, analyzes the evolving security challenges facing the Paraguayan government, including threats from transnational criminal organizations and armed insurgent groups.

Article published on: 25 January 2019


Operation Acolhida: The Brazilian Armed Forces’ Efforts in Supporting Displaced Venezuelans

Dr. Tássio Franchi

It is crucial to understand the dynamics of new migration flows, as well as to reflect upon the lessons learned from the actions taken by Brazil in response to the ongoing influx of immigrants from neighboring Venezuela, according to a professor from the Brazilian Army Command and General Staff College in Rio de Janeiro.

Article published on: 16 January 2019


Proposed Army Futures Command Process Tenets

Lt. Col. Thomas “Bull” Holland, PhD, U.S. Army

The deputy at the Army Research Office provides an in-depth discourse on the need for comprehensive, coordinated changes in the Army acquisition system.

Article published on: 15 January 2019


Russian General Staff Chief Valery Gerasimov’s 2018 Presentation to the General Staff Academy: Thoughts on Future Military Conflict—March 2018

Valery Gerasimov
Translated by Dr. Harold Orenstein

The author translates a speech by Russian General of the Army Valery Gerasimov, "The Influence of the Contemporary Nature of Armed Struggle on the Focus of the Construction and Development of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Priority Tasks of Military Science in Safeguarding the Country's Defense."

Article published on: 3 January 2019