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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 ...

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: STABILIZATION LESSONS FROM RECONSTRUCTION

Stabilization is … an essential step in translating military success into political victory. Picture ...

WAR ROOM INDEX — VOL. 4 (WINTER 2018)

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

BELIEVING IS SEEING: ON STRATEGIC IMAGINATION

American national security strategy is generally unimaginative. It is too often constrained by a ...

ERIN GO BRUSSELS: TREATY OF BRUSSELS AT 70

Five allied powers … set out a bold program of cooperation in areas ranging ...

MULTI-DOMAIN BATTLE, 1781: THE LESSONS OF YORKTOWN

America’s strategic position today bears a stronger resemblance to that of Great Britain in ...

HOPE IS NOT ‘A’ STRATEGY: IT’S THE ONLY STRATEGY

Hope … is at the core of the most successful components of American grand ...

GAME ON: GETTING AMERICAN POWER BACK IN THE FIELD

With William “Trey” Braun, Albert Lord, Jr., Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hatfield, Lieutenant Colonel James Hayes, ...

NEW RECRUITS GET TWO BLANKETS; MOBILIZING RESERVISTS, ONE

That there should be a connection between unit morale and combat effectiveness seems perfectly ...

SYNTHETIC READINESS: THE REMEDY FOR FUTURE JOINT READINESS

Unit readiness—especially for the Army—hinges on rotations to Combat Training Centers. This is both ...

FIVE ENDURING BARRIERS TO PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

The region has already experienced twenty-two conflicts in the early years of the 21st ...

KILLING WITH AUTONOMOUS WEAPONS SYSTEMS

Do technologies drive our values, or do our values drive our technologies? “Officers take ...

THE NEW NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY: DEGRADING THE U.S.’S ABILITY TO MOBILIZE?

Woody Allen once said, “80% of success is showing up.” The U.S. government has ...

WAR ROOM INDEX — VOL. 3 (FALL 2017)

During the fall of 2017, we introduced the “Dusty Shelves” series in partnership with ...

GREAT CAPTAINS: COMMAND & THOSE WHO DID IT BEST

Greatness … should be judged by some combination of leaders’ political impact; strategic, operational, ...