REFRAMING THE MISSION IN AFGHANISTAN

If the western world truly seeks victory in Afghanistan there needs to be a better understanding of what that victory looks like. The ongoing peace talks with the Taliban are a necessary first step. And a wide look at history over many conflicts reveals that western nations have succeeded in the past at reaching political solutions through similar negotiations, patience, and international cooperation. WAR ROOM welcomes Tom Spahr to examine why a U.S. military exit from Afghanistan in May 2021, or shortly thereafter, is not feasible. He predicts getting to an acceptable agreement with the Taliban will take years, if not decades, and political and military leaders should plan for the long haul.

LET’S PREPARE FOR FUTURE WAR — OR BRACE FOR CATASTROPHIC DEFEAT

[The U.S.] must suppress its appetite to rely on Cold War-era hardware The Division Commander, Major General (MG) Smith, was pleased. His lead armor brigade was making steady progress in the center and his second brigade had positioned itself on the flank of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) armored division opposite his. MG Smith’s […]

INCORPORATING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: LESSONS FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR

Also listen to a related presentation on this topic on A BETTER PEACE: The WAR ROOM Podcast! The biggest challenge for any company in incorporating AI is its organizational culture Through visible steps forward such as the publication of the Strategy on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the establishment of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), […]

HOW DO ORGANIZATIONS CHANGE AFTER INCORPORATING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE?

If we want [Artificial intelligence] to thrive, we have to have leaders who understand it Artificial intelligence is seemingly everywhere and everyone is talking about it. But so what? What is the real utility of “AI” and how did it change or transform the organizations that incorporated AI into their practices? A trio of U.S. […]