Must Read Articles on American Strategy
Articles are not listed in any particular order. All are recommended for an improved understanding of the topic.
28 February 2016
The author gives an excellent example of firepower theory and targeting as he describes how the US is conducting the Global War on Terrorism.
January/February 2015 Issue
This is a fantastic discussion on the problems with a professional military and the inattention of the American people.
April 2016 Issue
"The Obama Doctrine" is one of the most insightful articles available in understanding the mind of the president with respect to fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) and dealing with other problems around the globe. The article is long, but it really is a must read.
Douglass C. North, John Joseph Wallis, Steven B. Webb, and Barry R. Weingast
The World Bank Independent Evaluation Group, Country Relations Division
Policy Research Working Paper 4359
Essential theory in understanding not just economic development, but also conflict resolution. Conflict resolution involves the control of violence. This theory explains the role that violence management has in limited access orders which apply to the majority of nations around the world and every nation in which US military forces deploy.