Articles

GRAHAM CLEARS THE DOORWAY

Perhaps the most significant example of the tension between federal obligations and state loyalties ...

WHITEBOARD: SHOULD THE US MILITARY SECURE THE BORDER?

when the “threat” along the border grows … to an intersection between transnational organized ...

WHITEBOARD RESPONSE: HOW WELL DOES THE ARMY DEVELOP STRATEGIC LEADERS?

U.S. Army strategic leaders must be ‘War Winners,’ not ‘War Managers.’ The responses to ...

GOOD TOOL, WRONG TASK: ARMED FORCES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS

Employing the military to supplement civil law enforcement can be risky. Consider the following ...

FROM BETWEEN THE HAMMER AND ANVIL: MONGOLIA’S NEW DEFENSE POLICY

Mongolia always will be sensitive to its location and attentive to the influence of ...

OUR ARMY: RUN BY ENGINEERS, PREOCCUPIED WITH PROCESS?

Process and organization are merely the context within which the real, human, work of ...

WAR ROOM INDEX — VOL. 5 (SPRING 2018)

As we range in the new year, we introduced another new series — “Great ...

MY LAI: A STAIN ON THE U.S. ARMY

we must revisit such terrible episodes in the Army’s history, however painful; remembering My ...

WHITEBOARD: HOW WELL DOES THE ARMY DEVELOP STRATEGIC LEADERS?

Whatever roles military strategic leaders play… they do so as experts in the fighting ...

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! — INTRODUCING WHITEBOARD

We invite you, our WAR ROOM readers, to join in the conversation and add ...

MORE IS NOT BETTER: FIXING SECURITY COOPERATION

One point is unequivocal: U.S. engagement had not adequately facilitated Mali’s security abilities During ...

TOO MUCH WAR, NOT ENOUGH COLLEGE

Army leadership should inject more ‘college’ in the War College by hiring more civilian ...

AMERICA’S BYZANTINE STRATEGY

The U.S. can do worse than emulate the strategy of an empire that survived ...

THE DEATH OF THE CYBER GENERALIST

DoD will continue to struggle to develop and employ effective cyber capabilities if it ...

INTELLIGENCE & RISK: VICKSBURG, GUADALCANAL, IRAQ

to use intelligence properly, commanders must exercise the operational art to integrate ends, ways, ...

BRING A LONG SPOON: THE KOREAN DEAL

Reduced to its raw essence, foreign policy is still about the calculation of power. ...

COMPLECTE ABYSSUM: NEW TRICK FOR OLD DOG OF DETERRENCE

Traditional deterrence is transparent, certain, and rational. … The new approach to deterrence … ...

GAME ON OR GAME OVER: HYPERCOMPETITION AND MILITARY ADVANTAGE

The National Defense Strategy is explicit in its recognition that U.S. strategic advantage is ...

FROM POLICY & STRATEGY TO CAPABILITY & CAPACITY: THE DEFENSE MANAGEMENT PRIMER

In an organization in which … ‘manageR’ is an insult, it is not easy ...

THE ART OF GAMING: STRATEGIC EDITION

Gaming is a useful method for educating Army strategists. … Command and General Staff ...