Articles

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 athe 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, ...

GAME OF TRIBES: GETTING COUNTERTERRORISM RIGHT

Islamic extremism is a palatable political label used by Western-thinking nations, [but] the misguided ...

DRONES AND THE DISRUPTION OF NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGIES

Drones are … muting proponents [of other elements of national power] through the perceived ...

HARRY TRUMAN: THANKSGIVING 1945

In unity we found our first weapon, for without it, both here and abroad, ...

THE UTILITY OF MILITARY FORCE

Democracies have the burden of legitimacy. They must prove that their actions are consistent ...

THE MULTI-DOMAIN BATTLE: WHAT’S IN IT FOR THE HOMELAND?

Multi-domain battle follows a familiar but fallacious assumption of U.S. forces’ playing an ‘away ...

WHAT THE U.S. MILITARY CAN LEARN FROM THE CHINESE DRONE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM

By relying on large platforms built by large contractors, the U.S. military lacks the ...

THE NEW COLD WAR: HOW RUSSIA IS WINNING

President Putin is employing a strategy of exhaustion to undermine the will and resources ...

THE “DUSTY SHELVES SERIES”: BRINGING MILITARY HISTORY TO LIFE

Remembering the past is hard, not just because memories fade but because capturing the ...

TRADE IN A ZERO SUM GRAND STRATEGY

The tenor of President Trump’s trade policy harkens back to mercantilism. While mercantilism has ...

SUPER STORMS AND MEGACITIES: THE LESSONS OF HURRICANE HARVEY

The U.S. military has little experience with how extreme weather events interact with culturally-complex ...

MILITARY CONTRACTING: HOW OTHER NATIONS DO IT

We may prefer not to rely on commercial services to support military operations, but ...