THE WAR ROOM HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE!

Finding yourself stumped in the search for an appropriate gift for the national security ...

DOCUMENTS CAN LIE, TOO: THE “LESSONS” OF HISTORY (PART 3)

You cannot help but approach your sources from your own experiences and backgrounds Our ...

JUDGES, NOT LAWYERS: THE “LESSONS” OF HISTORY (PART 2)

You cannot help but approach your sources from your own experiences and backgrounds Our ...

“HISTORY TEACHES US” NOTHING: THE “LESSONS” OF HISTORY (PART 1)

HISTORY IS NOT A BOX OF FACTS, IT IS A STATE OF MIND History ...

JUST BE GRATEFUL: THANKSGIVING, 1789

render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a ...

AMERICA IN VIETNAM: WHEN THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST GO WRONG

How do you explain how well-intentioned, patriotic, bright people make poor judgments that lead ...

DITCH THE CHECKLISTS: LET’S EDUCATE LEADERS!

There’s twenty-four outcomes that you’re supposed to do, they would come in and go ...

HANNIBAL AND THE MARCH THROUGH THE ALPS (GREAT CAPTAINS)

His strategy was to strike directly at the heart of Rome … [he selected] ...

WILLIAM T. SHERMAN: THE FIRST ‘MODERN’ GENERAL (GREAT CAPTAINS)

He understands the psychology of war matters, and he is intent on trying to ...

VIETNAM — ONE MARINE’S PERSPECTIVE

I wrote to my mother, who was living in France, saying, ‘We’re not going ...

WHAT DO WE EXPECT OF OUR YOUTH?

Young people are capable of extraordinary things as long as they are given the ...

WILL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SOLVE OUR NATIONAL SECURITY PROBLEMS, OR CREATE THEM?

We should focus [artificial intelligence] in assisting and helping us make more timely and ...

HOW MEMORIES OF MY LAI INFLUENCED MILITARY PROFESSIONALISM

There is one thing for the event to occur; but the manner in which ...

IS “VUCA” A USEFUL TERM OR IS IT ALL “VUCA’ED” UP?

To treat our own time period as though it is somehow exceptional feels intellectually ...

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! — INTRODUCING WHITEBOARD

We invite you, our WAR ROOM readers, to join in the conversation and add ...

“STAR WARS” AS A LENS FOR GRAND STRATEGY?

Instead of what the Melian dialogue tells us, which is that ‘Might Makes Right,’ ...

THE CHALLENGES OF SENIOR LEADER COMMUNICATION

30 years ago, we still talked about deterrence a lot in this country. We ...

THE SENIOR NCO AS A STRATEGIC LEADER — A PODCAST

If they come out with an after-action review or lessons learned from Iraq and ...

DO ETHICS MATTER IN WARFARE TODAY? A PODCAST

People say, “Well, people break the rules of warfare all the time, so why ...

FROM POLICY & STRATEGY TO CAPABILITY & CAPACITY: THE DEFENSE MANAGEMENT PRIMER

In an organization in which … ‘manageR’ is an insult, it is not easy ...

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