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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 ...

ART OF THE KOREAN DEAL: THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES

So far, President Trump’s Korea strategy seems to be working: Kim Jong Un has ...

IN PRAISE OF ANNOYING MAJORS

There is something to the saying, … ‘to be young and conservative is to ...

WHY DO WE CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARIES?

Sadly, historical events seem to require a round number of years to draw attention ...

THREE QUESTIONS TO FIX ARMY MANDATORY TRAINING

Money, time, and resources are not the only casualties of an organization drowning in ...

DISRUPTING PSYCHOLOGICAL PROCESSES THAT SUPPORT TERRORIST ACTS

The same psychological processes that allow lying and cheating to be commonplace can also ...

HYBRID WAR: ATTACKING THE ‘CIVIL’ IN CIVIL SOCIETY

Western military leaders have been operating “in the blind” because they never thought their ...