Jacqueline E. Whitt

THE LAW OF THE SEA: PROVIDING ORDER OR INTRUDING ON SOVEREIGNTY? A PODCAST

The United States says over and over that the U.S. supports a rules-based international ...

ORGANIZED CRIME: NOT WHAT YOU SEE ON TV — A PODCAST

Clausewitz talkS about war being an extension of politics; for criminals, violence is … ...

THE STRANGE BLOODLESS COUP IN ZIMBABWE — A PODCAST

If [President Mnangagwa] wants a genuine legacy of someone who has restored Zimbabwe to ...

MAX BOOT ON THE LURE OF SIMPLE MILITARY SOLUTIONS — A PODCAST

I would urge your listeners … Don’t fall under this illusion that there are ...

COOK’S ‘MIDNIGHT DRAWINGS’ AND THEIR HAUNTING VIEWS OF WAR (DUSTY SHELVES)

[COOK SAID,] ‘These faces. I didn’t get to know all their names. They joined ...

THE TET OFFENSIVE: 50 YEARS LATER — A PODCAST

What becomes the dominant narrative? [The Vietnam War has] been examined principally through American ...

BUILDING THE CONTINENTAL ARMY: VON STEUBEN’S “BLUE BOOK” (DUSTY SHELVES)

[VON STEUBEN] WAS THE RIGHT MAN AT THE RIGHT PLACE AND THE RIGHT TIME. ...

ARMY WAR COLLEGE ROUNDTABLE ON THE NEW(?) NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY

This [National Security Strategy] sort of fits the mold, in that it is strong ...

GREAT CAPTAINS: COMMAND & THOSE WHO DID IT BEST

Greatness … should be judged by some combination of leaders’ political impact; strategic, operational, ...

OPERATION CHRISTMAS DROP: SPREADING CHEER ACROSS THE PACIFIC

[Operation Christmas Drop] says a great thing about the ability to train and operate ...

RECEIPT: BOMB, ATOMIC, 1 EACH (DUSTY SHELVES)

This is a hand receipt unlike any other. … Imagine instead of signing for ...

NSC-68: THE POLICY DOCUMENT THAT SHAPED THE COLD WAR (DUSTY SHELVES)

[PRESIDENT TRUMAN] WAS INTERESTED IN TAKING A LOOK AT AMERICA’S POSITION IN THE WORLD. ...

U.S. INTERESTS IN ITS GEOGRAPHIC PERIMETER, PAST & PRESENT — A PODCAST

Down south, one or two degrees of temperature doesn’t mean anything, but in the ...

RIDGWAY’S MEMO: “WHY WE ARE HERE” (DUSTY SHELVES)

It is an example of transformational leadership at the tactical, operational, and strategic level ...

THE “DUSTY SHELVES SERIES”: BRINGING MILITARY HISTORY TO LIFE

Remembering the past is hard, not just because memories fade but because capturing the ...

CAN SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES DO ‘EVERYTHING’? DISPELLING THE MYTH — A PODCAST

Most special operations go through some sort of elite assessment and selection program. … ...

MAHAN AND SEA POWER — GREAT STRATEGISTS (EPISODE 4)

There [are] a lot of preconceived notions about Mahan. . . I got it. ...

KAUTILYA, THE ARTHASHASTRA, AND ANCIENT REALISM — GREAT STRATEGISTS (EPISODE 3)

[Kautilya] is considered the first great political realist. Most international relations scholars treat [his ...

SUN TZU AND THE ART OF WAR — GREAT STRATEGISTS (EPISODE 2)

You have Sun Tzu saying, ‘This is kind of the environment in which we ...

ON CARL VON CLAUSEWITZ – GREAT STRATEGISTS (EPISODE 1)

This is the biggest idea. . . . There is no cookbook [of] how ...