As we range in the new year, we introduced another new series — “Great Captains” — which tells the stories of powerful and successful military leaders. We rebranded our podcast presentations as Warcasts, several of which focused on regional issues and included special guest commentators from inside and outside the Department of Defense. The new National Security Strategy was also a focus in January, as we published articles and held a faculty roundtable to discuss its contents and implications
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Volume 4 (Winter Qtr 2018) INDEX of Articles and Features
WEEK OF 1 JANUARY 2018
by Jacqueline E. Whitt and Tom Galvin, released 3 January
Opening article for War Room’s Great Captains series on exceptional military leaders, providing insights to help develop greatness among today’s officers.
by Len Fullenkamp and Andrew A. Hill, released 3 January
Presenters Len Fullenkamp and Andrew A. Hill tell a compelling story about how George Washington overcame failure to successfully lead the American Revolution.
WEEK OF 8 JANUARY 2018 – FOCUS ON THE NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY
by Ken Gilliam, released 9 January
Argues that the gap between the strategy’s goals and available resources will result in reduced U.S. capability to get to the next fight.
by Mark Duckenfield, Richard Lacquement, Michelle Ryan, and Jacqueline E. Whitt, released 11 January
Army War College faculty discuss the National Security Strategy released the previous month, its relationship to strategies past, and implications for the military.
WEEK OF 15 JANUARY 2018
by Michael Saxon and Christopher Korpela, released 17 January
Discusses the moral arguments on all sides of the question of lethal autonomous weapon systems — how does their development influence just war theory?
by Jack Giblin and Jacqueline E. Whitt, released 19 January
Podcast tells the story of how the Continental Army’s first training manual, written in 1779 by Baron von Steuben, came about.</p?
WEEK OF 22 JANUARY 2018
by Robin Rand and Buck Haberichter, released 23 January
Commander, U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command discusses strategic leadership in today’s dynamic, complex environment.
WEEK OF 29 JANUARY 2018
by Bill Flavin and Scott Braderman, released 30 January
Reflecting on the problems of post-conflict Iraq, this podcast discusses joint and interagency efforts to prepare for future post-conflict situations.
by Frank Jones and Jacqueline E. Whitt, released 31 January
Discusses the Tet Offensive, a significant event of the Vietnam War that, a half- century later, provides important lessons for today’s military.
by Larry Goodson, released 2 February 2018
Five enduring, persistent dichotomies fuel tension and conflict in the Middle East — lasting peace is impossible unless we understand and address them.
WEEK OF 5 FEBRUARY 2018
by Jim McNally and Jacqueline E. Whitt, released 6 February
Discusses the “midnight drawings” of a Korean War veteran and PTSD sufferer who coped by sketching scenes of the war and fellow soldiers. This haunting collection is held at the Army Heritage and Education Center.
by Max Boot and Jacqueline E. Whitt, released 8 February
Guest commentator discusses potential for becoming trapped in an unconventional fight where tactical successes are undermined by strategic setbacks.
by Heath Niemi, released 9 February
It is time to embrace a revolution in training: “synthetic readiness”. Virtual and augmented reality is the next great leap in training military forces.
WEEK of 12 FEBRUARY 2018
by Garri Hendell, released 13 February
Army reservist presents negative experiences during reservist mobilization and argues that the Army is inconsistent in applying mobilization standards.
by Chris Wyatt and Jacqueline E. Whitt, released 16 February
WAR ROOM podcast tells the story surrounding the house arrest, coup, and resignation of Zimbabwean President Mugabe and what it means for country’s future.
WEEK OF 19 FEBRUARY 2018
by Nate Freier, Trey Braun, Al Lord, Mike Hatfield, Jim Hayes, and Andrew Ulmer, released 20 February
The U.S.’s reluctance to act as a great power has rendered it outmaneuvered by its competitors — will the new National Defense Strategy chart a corrective path?
by Paul Kan and Jacqueline E. Whitt, released 23 February
Presents how organized crime is an important force in the global environment. Also dispels a number of popular but misleading myths..
WEEK OF 26 FEBRUARY 2018
by Jeremy Weber, released 27 February
“Hope is not a strategy” can quickly curtail strategic discourse, but this article shows how hope has been historically central to U.S. grand strategy.
by Arjun Subramaniam and Patrick Bratton, released 3 March
Special guest Air Vice Marshal (Dr.) Arjun Subramaniam provides his perspectives on relationships between India and the U.S., and discuss the importance of preserving a nation’s military history.
WEEK OF 5 MARCH 2018
by Theodore Zagraniski, released 7 March
It is difficult to win on a battlefield with each domain equally contested. Yorktown shows how selective control can bring great strategic effects.
by John Kem and Andrew A. Hill, released 9 March
The Army War College’s 51st Commandant discusses what good strategic leaders do to develop others and construct positive developmental climates.
WEEK OF 12 MARCH 2018
by Ludwig Blaurock and Darrell Driver, released 13 March
Special guest from the European Union delegation to the U.S. discusses the strengthening relationship between the EU, US, and NATO.
by Joel Hillison, released 16 March
War Room welcomes special guest Michael Morell, former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2010-2013. He discusses the evolution of strategic intelligence since 9/11 and moral and ethical challenges analysts continuously face.
WEEK OF 19 MARCH 2018
by Dan Hampton and Chris Wyatt, released 20 March
For the first time in the post-apartheid era, South Africa’s ruling party is vulnerable. What does this potentially mean for the nation’s future?
by Andrew A. Hill and Douglas Douds, released 23 March
Using Grant’s experience of turning defeat into apparent victory, the authors show how social construction of perceptions can overcome tactical realities.
WEEK OF 26 MARCH 2018
by Eric Farnsworth and Ian Lyles, released 27 March
Special guest Eric Farnsworth from the Council of the Americas discusses both the benefits and challenges of U.S. relations with its partners in the Americas.