Articles

HOW TO WIN AN ARGUMENT IN THE PENTAGON

How do action officers (or anyone below the executive level) get their principal’s priorities ...

THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS OF ARMY MENTORING

Participants in workplace mentoring relationships must be wary of bad practices, and should be ...

BLACK SWAN, RED BEARD: RECOGNIZING THE UNEXPECTED

The real challenge with black swan events is not accurate anticipation, but timely recognition. ...

REFRAMING AMERICA’S COUNTER-ISIL STRATEGY

The current U.S. strategy … offers no long-term, viable alternative to ISIL or its ...

WATER AND U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY

The failure to address water problems through diplomacy will lead to new and growing ...

THE DRONE ELEGY

The Air Force’s approach to developing unmanned aviation falls well short of the potential ...

SEX, GENDER, & THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE MILITARY’S CULTURAL CONVERSATION

There remain deep and lingering anxieties about diversity… Military and civilian leaders should confront ...

“TUNES OF GLORY” – MODERN TAKE ON A CLASSIC FILM ABOUT LEADERSHIP

Review: Motion picture, “Tunes of Glory” (Theatrical Release: Criterion, 1960; DVD Release: Criterion Collection, ...

INDIA’S JOINT DOCTRINE: HOPELESS MUDDLE, OR THE START OF STRATEGIC ARTICULATION?

Indian civil-military relations enjoy the paradox of being applauded for robust civilian control in ...

KILLING THE ‘CULMINATING TRAINING EVENT’ CULTURE

General Milley has repeatedly declared that ‘Readiness is #1, and there is no other ...

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 ...

IRAN IN THE LANDS OF THE INCAS

Latin America is an important and appealing strategic partner for Iran – with its ...

MAY THE FORCE RESOURCE YOU: A NEW WAY TO BUDGET

As daunting as the future threat is, it’s the current (and projected) fiscal environment, ...

DIVERSITY AS POWER

The diversity of America’s Army is a source of power and influence, especially in ...

THE BEST DEFENSE IS A GOOD…DEFENSE? ON THE INADEQUACY OF CYBER-DETERRENCE

cyber deterrence is bad strategy and merely provides a false sense of security. The ...

VALUING COST-CONSCIOUSNESS IN TODAY’S MILITARY CULTURE

cost-consciousness is not simply about cutting spending. Rather, it is about reducing excess and ...

THE PRACTICE (AND PROBLEMS) OF MILITARY GHOSTWRITING

We need to encourage all officers to engage more directly in the generation of ...

TRADING QUEENS

Just as a chess master with a positional advantage is willing to trade queens ...

A.I. & THE ART OF (MACHINE) WAR

It is time to make the threat posed by artificial intelligence a permanent part ...

HUMPTY DUMPTY & THE CRACKED JOINT FORCE

As long as the U.S. military approaches the application of military forces from the ...