HYPERCOMPETITION AND TRANSIENT ADVANTAGE (INDO-PACIFIC SERIES)

We have to become accustomed to federated approaches to security … as opposed to multilateral alliance approaches This episode is another in a series of releases on the Emerging Environment in the Indo-Pacific Region, produced in collaboration with the United States Military Academy at West Point’s Department of Social Sciences as part of the 2019 […]

GAME ON OR GAME OVER: HYPERCOMPETITION AND MILITARY ADVANTAGE

The National Defense Strategy is explicit in its recognition that U.S. strategic advantage is eroding. Competition does not always mean hostility…an America that successfully competes is the best way to prevent conflict.        – 2017 National Security Strategy Washington, We Have a Problem In drug addiction, the first step to recovery is admitting the […]

GAME ON: GETTING AMERICAN POWER BACK IN THE FIELD

With William “Trey” Braun, Albert Lord, Jr., Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hatfield, Lieutenant Colonel James Hayes, and Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Ulmer. A real erosion and profound vulnerability of U.S. position and influence are inescapable conclusions of three successive U.S. Army War College studies. Hypercompetition and Reluctant American Great Power In July 2017, the United States Army War College […]

GOOD LUCK WITH THE STRATEGY, MR. SECRETARY… IT’S A ‘RISKY’ UNDERTAKING

DoD strategy development and risk assessment cannot afford to rest exclusively on war plans that are never executed, scenarios that reinforce service biases, or nostalgia for competition as it once was, not as it actually is. It is time for the Department of Defense (DoD) to develop a fresh risk perspective. Without it, 21st century threats […]