By Brian J. Hancock, Small Wars Journal: “Modern counter-insurgency (COIN) strategies are a complex cocktail of lethal, non-lethal, and stability and support operations (SOSO). In order to achieve sustainable success each element must be precisely balanced with every other. When employed correctly Military Information Support Operations (MISO--formerly PSYOP) as a force multiplier enjoys unparalleled capability to shape, and ultimately win, the hearts and minds of the populace who are the key terrain in any COIN conflict.
By Earl Anthony Wayne, The National Interest: “North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan’s northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, deepening tensions after Pyongyang’s recent test of its most powerful nuclear bomb.”
By Reed Bonadonna, Strategy Bridge: “War has been compared to an art, to science, to commerce, and sport. These are metaphors, and as such all may have their uses, but a little-known section of Thomas Aquinas’ massive Summa Theologica posits what is possibly the richest and most accurate characterization of command in war, that it is an act of moral prudence.”