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INFORMATION APOCALYPSE, PART III: THE WAR ON REALITY

[Americans] are latching onto narratives that they want to believe, regardless of how untruthful ...

“GOOD ALLIES”: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON AFGHANISTAN

War is complex. States often have multiple objectives for sending their sons and daughters ...

CONVENTIONAL AND UNCONVENTIONAL WAR ARE NOT OPPOSITES

It seems that Western military forces are doomed to reinvent the wheel every time ...

TRANSATLANTIC TRADE: MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

There is a significant percentage of Europeans … that believe that American standards and ...

ARE MADURO’S ACTIONS EMPOWERING OTHER WOULD-BE DICTATORS IN LATIN AMERICA?

Observers figure that if the US, Mexico, or Brazil are unwilling to intervene in ...

LEARNING PAINFUL LESSONS FROM AFGHANISTAN

Conflicts, both in Afghanistan as well as at home, will continue to have both ...

DEVELOPING SENIOR OFFICERS WHO SOLDIERS WANT TO FOLLOW

Self-awareness continues to be a requirement for effective leadership at every level For over ...

REAL MEN: COUNTERING A CENTURY OF MILITARY MASCULINITY

If national security leaders truly want the nation’s best to serve the common defense, ...

HOW INDIA’S DEFENSE POLICY COMPLICATES US-INDIA MILITARY COOPERATION

India’s national security policies contain unresolved dilemmas that create challenges for … what the ...

THE HIDDEN COMPLEXITIES OF U.S. DECISION-MAKING ON NORTH KOREA

Any U.S. pursuit of victory over North Korea could spark a corrosive, lethal, escalatory ...

THE COMPLEX POLITICAL LANDSCAPE IN NIGERIA

Elections in Nigeria are not about issues. They are about personality and personal and ...

THE POWER OF NUMBERS: CHALLENGES OF RAPIDLY EXPANDING THE ARMY

over the past four decades the Army has produced little innovation in its ability ...

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE “NEW” U.S. STRATEGY FOR AFRICA

The new strategy seems far less a “strategy” and much more akin to a ...

*SECOND* BEST FIELD ARMY COMMANDER: WHITEBOARD RESPONSE

attributes essential for field army command: professional competence, courage (physical and moral), initiative, self-confidence, ...

THE TALE OF TWO GENERALS WHO BECAME SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

It might seem natural that retired flag officers would be considered for [Secretary of ...

WE NEED AN AI-BASED ENEMY ANALYSIS TOOL … NOW!

Right now, AI programs struggle to beat capable human adversaries, but it is only ...

THREE FLAWED PRACTICES THAT UNDERMINE TALENT MANAGEMENT

Army talent management guidance is neither applied skillfully nor consistently Field grade leaders are ...

WAR ROOM INDEX — VOL. 7 (FALL 2018)

This index is also available in PDF Form Volume 7 (Fall Qtr 2018) INDEX ...

HOW WILL BREXIT IMPACT GLOBAL CYBERSECURITY?

regaining national sovereignty poses problems for cybersecurity because the internet is inherently transnational Cybersecurity ...

REMEMBERING WORLD WAR I: WHITEBOARD RESPONSE (PART 2)

Planners for future wars must in the next war push the boundaries of where ...