MULTI-DOMAIN BATTLE, 1781: THE LESSONS OF YORKTOWN

America’s strategic position today bears a stronger resemblance to that of Great Britain in 1781 than to any other actor in the Yorktown campaign. Today’s U.S. military professionals grew up in an era when their nation’s forces enjoyed nearly unfettered freedom of action in every domain: on land, in space, and especially in the air […]

HOW TO WIN AN ARGUMENT IN THE PENTAGON

How do action officers (or anyone below the executive level) get their principal’s priorities on a final list of recommendations for the Secretary of Defense’s approval? Faithfully, even forcefully, presenting the message is not enough. You can learn a lot about an institution by listening to its arguments. Not so long ago, a disagreement in […]