Podcasts

FROM THE DEAD OF WINTER: WASHINGTON AND VALLEY FORGE

[Washington] believes that if the Army is forced to disperse in order to feed ...

WILLIAM T. SHERMAN: THE FIRST ‘MODERN’ GENERAL (GREAT CAPTAINS)

He understands the psychology of war matters, and he is intent on trying to ...

VIETNAM — ONE MARINE’S PERSPECTIVE

I wrote to my mother, who was living in France, saying, ‘We’re not going ...

PRESERVING PEACE THROUGH ECONOMIC STRENGTH — ECONOMICS SERIES

The real competitive strength of the U.S. is in our [political and economic] system, ...

WHAT DO WE EXPECT OF OUR YOUTH?

Young people are capable of extraordinary things as long as they are given the ...

THREE PIONEERS OF AIRPOWER — GREAT STRATEGISTS (EPISODE 5)

They saw airplanes … come into reality as weapon systems … and they became ...

THE STRANGE BLOODLESS COUP IN ZIMBABWE — SIX MONTHS LATER

Subsequent events after the election seem to bear out that perhaps we do have ...

THE FRAGILITY OF U.S. ECONOMIC PROSPERITY — ECONOMICS SERIES

For the past decade or so, the economics profession has been scratching its head ...

WILL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SOLVE OUR NATIONAL SECURITY PROBLEMS, OR CREATE THEM?

We should focus [artificial intelligence] in assisting and helping us make more timely and ...

BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN THE CIVILIAN WORLD AND THE MILITARY

[The Harold K. Johnson Chair] is an effort to bring civilians into the military ...

HOW MEMORIES OF MY LAI INFLUENCED MILITARY PROFESSIONALISM

There is one thing for the event to occur; but the manner in which ...

“WHAT GOT YOU HERE WON’T GET YOU THERE” — AND OTHER CAUTIONARY TALES FOR LEADERS

Stumbling block number one: You start to believe the hype. … Two: You somehow ...

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF RELIGION IN THE MODERN MILITARY?

The shadow of the First Amendment certainly hovers over the chaplaincy… . Religion has ...

EXECUTIVE ORDER 9981 AT 70: WHAT INTEGRATION MEANS FOR TODAY’S MILITARY

We are better than we were, in that our communities [and individuals] are more ...

EXECUTIVE ORDER 9981 AT 70: DESEGREGATING THE ARMED FORCES

We are at an all-time high of African-Americans serving at the three-star level, [including ...

SUSTAINMENT IN A FUTURE COMBAT ENVIRONMENT

The way we should approach this is ‘How do we put ourselves out of ...

CAN ARMY EXPEDITIONARY OPERATIONS BE SUSTAINED?

If you go to Disney World, twenty years ago there were no express lines. ...

IS “VUCA” A USEFUL TERM OR IS IT ALL “VUCA’ED” UP?

To treat our own time period as though it is somehow exceptional feels intellectually ...

WHEN THE MILITARY IS NOT IN CHARGE: DEFENSE SUPPORT TO CIVIL AUTHORITIES

We’re in a support role, and sometimes that’s a little bit challenges for folks ...

WHAT DOES ‘SUCCESS’ MEAN AS A STRATEGIC LEADER?

We tend to think about ‘strategic leaders’ as people who were successful…. But to ...