"Left of Bang" The Value of Sociocultural Analysis in Today's Environment (external link) by Michael T. Flynn, James Sisco, and David C. Ellis

  • Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn, USA, is Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and Commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance.
  • Lieutenant Commander James Sisco, USN, is an Intelligence Officer currently serving in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
  • Dr. David C. Ellis joined U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) in 2009 as a Human Terrain Analyst and is the lead for USSOCOM’s Socio-Cultural Awareness Section

Wanted: Ph.D.s Who Can Win a Bar Fight; How to reform the Pentagon for "light footprint" interventions  (external link) by Fernando M. Luján

  • Major Fernando M. Luján is a visiting Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow at the Center for a New American Security. He is an Army Special Forces officer and foreign area specialist currently participating in the Pentagon's Afghanistan-Pakistan Hands program. This article is adapted from his new report, Light Footprints: The Future of American Military Intervention.
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