Infographic: The Narco Hybrid-Threat – An Analysis of Case Studies

Infographic: The Narco Hybrid-Threat – An Analysis of Case Studies Infographic: The Narco Hybrid-Threat – An Analysis of Case Studies This infographic expands upon the discussion of hybrid threats found in Paulina Rios Maya’s paper “The Narco Hybrid-Threat” at Small Wars Journal. That paper posited that the rapid development of tactics used by Mexican narco-cartels […]

Irregular Warfare Podcast: Irregular Warfare in the Next World War

Irregular Warfare Podcast: Irregular Warfare in the Next World War Mon, 05/24/2021 – 8:54pm An interview with Admiral (Retired) James Stavridis and Elliot Ackerman “What would a conflict with China look like? How will irregular warfare fit into a conflict before and during large-scale combat operations? Retired Admiral James Stavridis and Elliot Ackerman join this episode […]

Special Operations News Update – Monday, May 24, 2021

Special Operations News Update – Monday, May 24, 2021 Access SOF News HERE. Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Future of SOF, new training parachute, UK Ranger Regiment to Somalia, SOCNorth, Israeli SOF, NATO to train Afghan SOF, Navy’s Sealion, Army’s ‘woke’ recruiting video, and more. Dave […]

“Oh So Social” Conversation: The Osama bin Laden Raid

“Oh So Social” Conversation: The Osama bin Laden Raid   You can access the video HERE. “Oh So Social” Conversation: The Osama bin Laden Raid   Dave Maxwell Sat, 05/22/2021 – 5:49pm Read more about “Oh So Social” Conversation: The Osama bin Laden Raid Log in or register to post comments

President Biden Awards the Medal of Honor to Army Colonel Ralph Puckett

President Biden Awards the Medal of Honor to Army Colonel Ralph Puckett Access the video of the ceremony HERE.   It as a very moving ceremony.  What an American hero.  And this was especially poignant and unique with the President of the Republic of Korea especially because South Korea is known for honoring and recognizing […]

Call for Book Chapters: Human Trafficking in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean: A Comparative and Historical Analysis

Call for Book Chapters: Human Trafficking in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean: A Comparative and Historical Analysis Call for Book Chapters Human Trafficking in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean: A Comparative and Historical Analysis Editors: Michael R. Hall, José de Arimatéia da Cruz, and Sabella O. Abidde The purpose of this project is […]

Biden Administration Foreign Policy Tracker: Early May

Biden Administration Foreign Policy Tracker: Early May Access the tracker HERE May 18, 2021 | FDD Tracker: May 1–May 18, 2021 Biden Administration Foreign Policy Tracker: Early May Jonathan Schanzer Senior Vice President for Research Welcome back to FDD’s Biden Administration Foreign Policy Tracker, where our experts and scholars assess the administration’s foreign policy every […]

Special Operations News Update – Monday, May 17, 2021

Special Operations News Update – Monday, May 17, 2021 Access SOF News HERE. Special Operations News Update – Monday, May 17, 2021 Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Drones for SOF, Arctic and special operations, Navy’s SOF helicopter unit, Green Beret gets 15 years for spying, […]

05/17/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

05/17/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Poll: Biden Gets High Marks for Foreign Policy 2. Toward a New Naval Statecraft (INDOPACIFIC) 3. DOD Lifts Mask Mandate for Fully Vaccinated Personnel 4. MQ-9 Reaper: The only option for SOCOM’s ‘armed overwatch’ role 5. Off the rails: Trump’s failed […]

05/17/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

05/17/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. North Korean document reveals that Kim never aimed to denuclearize 2.  Leaked Document on North Korea’s Nuclear Policy 3. South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in’s successes on the North issue 4. Moon says COVID-19 vaccine issue to be addressed in his upcoming […]

05/16/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

05/16/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Spy Agencies Seek New Afghan Allies as U.S. Withdraws 2. Space Force CO Who Got Holiday Call from Trump Fired Over Comments Decrying Marxism in the Military 3. New report from the FBI and DHS says deaths from domestic […]

05/16/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

05/16/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. N.K. propaganda outlet slams S. Korea’s biennial integrated defense drill 2.Vaccine, chips, North Korea on agenda for Seoul-Washington summit 3. Seoul, Tokyo likely to form consultative body on Fukushima wastewater release 4. N. Korea’s Zoom-type app Rakwon gains traction 5. (South […]

05/14/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

05/14/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. A City Under Siege: What the War Looks Like on Afghanistan’s Front Line 2. Activists and Ex-Spy Said to Have Plotted to Discredit Trump ‘Enemies’ in Government 3. Pentagon Surveilling Americans Without a Warrant, Senator Reveals 4. The 2018 Strategy […]

05/14/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

05/14/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Moon Wants a Legacy on North Korea That Isn’t Coming 2.  President Moon’s remarks aimed at North Korea warfare, concerns about “burden on Biden’s administration” in Washington 3. U.S. alliance with S. Korea key deterrent to N. Korean threats: defense […]

05/13/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

05/13/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity 2.  FACT SHEET: President Signs Executive Order Charting New Course to Improve the Nation’s Cybersecurity and Protect Federal Government Networks 3. Joint CISA-FBI Cybersecurity Advisory on DarkSide Ransomware | CISA 4. How China […]

05/13/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

05/13/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. N.K. paper warns against inflow of capitalistic culture into country 2.  U.S. will address N. Korean human rights and nuclear issues at same time: official 3. Unification minister urges N.K. to resume nuclear talks after upcoming Moon-Biden summit meeting 4. Blinken […]

05/12/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

05/12/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1.  FOLLOW-UP COMMENTS: Biden’s foreign policy of ‘competitive coexistence’ 2.  Opinion | Biden’s infrastructure plan wouldn’t protect the Colonial Pipeline from another attack 3.  Rahm Emanuel to be appointed US ambassador to Japan 4. University President Apologizes for Plagiarizing Remarks by […]

05/12/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

05/12/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. S. Korea, U.S. to hold regular defense talks on N. Korea, OPCON transfer 2. Spy chiefs of S. Korea, Japan meet to discuss N. Korea, bilateral issues: reports 3.  Unification minister planning to visit Washington next month: official 4. North Korea: […]

05/11/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

05/11/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. White House’s slate of nominees would put familiar faces back in the Pentagon 2. DarkSide Ransomware Hit Colonial Pipeline—and Created an Unholy Mess 3. The Real Infrastructure Problem: The Colonial Pipeline shutdown is a warning of worse to come. […]

05/11/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

05/11/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. N. Korea says U.S. offer to explain outcome of policy review ‘well received’ 2. Biden administration is open to sharing coronavirus vaccines with North Korea 3. Pres. Moon Jae-in criticizes sending of anti-North Korea leaflets 4. North Korea is China’s weapon […]

05/10/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

05/10/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Biden admin declares state of emergency to keep fuel supply lines open after cyberattack 2. China Targets Muslim Women in Push to Suppress Births in Xinjiang 3. Indo-Pacific strategy signals renewed commitment: Top EU envoy 4. US military power comes […]

05/10/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

05/10/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. We need to talk about Kim: US and South Korea remain far apart on the North as first summit approaches 2. Donald Kirk: Is South Korea next in line for US forces withdrawal? 3. Moon, entering final year, pledges last-ditch […]

Special Operations News Update – Monday, May 10, 2021

Special Operations News Update – Monday, May 10, 2021 Access SOF News HERE. Special Operations News Update – Monday, May 10, 2021 May 10, 2021 SOF News Update 0 Curated news, analysis, and commentary about special operations, national security, and conflicts around the world. Topics include Navy SEAL training, jetpacks for SOF, the talkative Eddie Gallagher, SOF small […]

05/09/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

05/09/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. Restoring Taiwan’s Appropriate Place at the World Health Assembly – United States Department of State 2. Opinion | The U.S. Still Has Leverage In Afghanistan. Here’s How to Keep It 3. Biden’s foreign policy of ‘competitive coexistence’ 4. Xi versus […]

05/09/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

05/09/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. He Balloon-Dropped 500,000 Anti-Kim Flyers on North Korea—Then Cops Knocked on His Door 2. Southern county got a U.S. missile shield — and little else 3. How North Korean APT Kimsuky Is Evolving Its Tactics 4. South Korean opposition politician meets […]

05/07/2021 News & Commentary – National Security

05/07/2021 News & Commentary – National Security News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. DOD Directive 5111.10 Assistant Secretary Of Defense For Special Operations And Low-Intensity Conflict Charter 2. Time for Cognitive Warfare Against China? 3. Strategic Predictability: Landpower in the Indo-Pacific 4. FDD | How China Responded to President Biden’s Address to Congress […]

05/07/2021 News & Commentary – Korea

05/07/2021 News & Commentary – Korea News & commentary by Dave Maxwell. Edited and published by Daniel Riggs. 1. N. Korea unlikely to carry out provocations ahead of S. Korea-U.S. summit: minister 2. FM Chung says it’s ‘desirable’ for U.S. to appoint special representative for N. Korea 3. N.K. tightens antivirus efforts in border area within range of anti-Pyongyang […]

DOD DIRECTIVE 5111.10 ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR SPECIAL OPERATIONS AND LOW-INTENSITY CONFLICT CHARTER

DOD DIRECTIVE 5111.10 ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR SPECIAL OPERATIONS AND LOW-INTENSITY CONFLICT CHARTER Access the ASD SO/LIC Charter HERE. DOD DIRECTIVE 5111.10 ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR SPECIAL OPERATIONS AND LOW-INTENSITY CONFLICT CHARTER Purpose: Consistent with the authorities detailed in Sections 138 and 167 of Title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.), this issuance: • […]