By Michael Trimble, Strategy Bridge: “Most wars are limited wars, with significant political restraints on military force. Such restraints create conundrums for military strategists. “The less intense the motives,” wrote Carl von Clausewitz, “the less will the military element’s natural tendency to violence coincide with political directives.”"
Operationalizing the Science of the Human Domain for Special Operations Forces
By Aleks Nesic & Arnel P. David, Small Wars Journal: "Woven through contemporary debate are threads of different schools of thought that cross but lack a central thread which closes the seam. One school of thought sees a return of great power competition and argues for an emphasis on lethality and warfighting competency."
By Lulu Yilun Chen & Yoolim Lee, Bloomberg: "A swathe of the world is adopting China’s vision for a tightly controlled internet over the unfettered American approach, a stunning ideological coup for Beijing that would have been unthinkable less than a decade ago."
An Assessment of the Threat Posed by Increased Nationalist Movements in Europe
By Jeremy Lawhorn, Divergent Options: "Leveraging nationalist sentiments, Russia is waging a hybrid warfare campaign to support nationalist opposition parties and far-right extremist groups to create disengagement among EU and NATO members."
By Todd South, Army Times: “The program aims to replace the aging UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter fleet on the Army side and the newer UH-1Y Venom utility helicopter on the Marine Corps side."
(Breaking Defense) The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 Defiant has finished its first two flight tests and will do a third next week, Sikorsky test pilot Bill Fell told reporters here.
(Breaking Defense) The Army appears likely to cut more funding from the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program as the service pivots from counterinsurgency to staring down China and Russia.
By Marcus Weisgerber, Defense One: “U.S. Army leaders revealed Tuesday that they are briefing top military commanders about new weapons being built specifically for “high-intensity conflict” against China and Russia, in a new effort to assure that they could provide vital firepower for those potential battlefields of the future."
One Year On, Should India Rethink Its Reset with China? by Atman Trivedi