Podcasts

COOK’S ‘MIDNIGHT DRAWINGS’ AND THEIR HAUNTING VIEWS OF WAR (DUSTY SHELVES)

[COOK SAID,] ‘These faces. I didn’t get to know all their names. They joined ...

THE TET OFFENSIVE: 50 YEARS LATER — A PODCAST

What becomes the dominant narrative? [The Vietnam War has] been examined principally through American ...

WE WON … NOW WHAT? HOW TO SECURE VICTORY — A PODCAST

Iraqis came up to [COL Rick Schwartz] and said, ‘Thanks for getting rid of ...

PERSPECTIVES ON STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP — GEN. ROBIN RAND, U.S. AIR FORCE GLOBAL STRIKE COMMAND

I tell people today that history makes you smarter, but your heritage makes you ...

BUILDING THE CONTINENTAL ARMY: VON STEUBEN’S “BLUE BOOK” (DUSTY SHELVES)

[VON STEUBEN] WAS THE RIGHT MAN AT THE RIGHT PLACE AND THE RIGHT TIME. ...

ARMY WAR COLLEGE ROUNDTABLE ON THE NEW(?) NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY

This [National Security Strategy] sort of fits the mold, in that it is strong ...

GEORGE WASHINGTON: THE LESSONS OF FAILURE (GREAT CAPTAINS)

Washington [will] realize early on that he is playing a losing hand and has ...

OPERATION CHRISTMAS DROP: SPREADING CHEER ACROSS THE PACIFIC — A PODCAST

[Operation Christmas Drop] says a great thing about the ability to train and operate ...

RECEIPT: BOMB, ATOMIC, 1 EACH (DUSTY SHELVES)

This is a hand receipt unlike any other. … Imagine instead of signing for ...

HOW STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE HAS CHANGED SINCE 9/11 — A PODCAST

[9/11] was a mixture of the intensity of doing my job with the surreal. ...

NSC-68: THE POLICY DOCUMENT THAT SHAPED THE COLD WAR (DUSTY SHELVES)

[PRESIDENT TRUMAN] WAS INTERESTED IN TAKING A LOOK AT AMERICA’S POSITION IN THE WORLD. ...

WHY IS THE VIETNAM WAR EXPERIENCE STILL RELEVANT? — A PODCAST

The success of the Fifties was giving away to the uncertainty of the Sixties, ...

WHY AN AIR FORCE? TOWARD NEW THINKING ON SERVICE ARCHITECTURE — A PODCAST

When the military is pressed into offering solutions, one of the things that comes ...

LEARNING STRATEGY BY WALKING THE GROUND — A PODCAST

It’s not that we learn from the past, it’s that we use the past ...

U.S. INTERESTS IN ITS GEOGRAPHIC PERIMETER, PAST & PRESENT — A PODCAST

Down south, one or two degrees of temperature doesn’t mean anything, but in the ...

GROWING AFRICAN PEACEKEEPING CAPACITY — A PODCAST

Take [Central African Republic, Somalia, AND Liberia] during the first conflict where America intervened. ...

RIDGWAY’S MEMO: “WHY WE ARE HERE” (DUSTY SHELVES)

It is an example of transformational leadership at the tactical, operational, and strategic level ...

PROTECTING HUMAN DIGNITY IN WAR: AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE — A PODCAST

Most of the time, law [of warfare] is one war or two wars late. ...

CAN SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES DO ‘EVERYTHING’? DISPELLING THE MYTH — A PODCAST

Most special operations go through some sort of elite assessment and selection program. … ...

ON BEING A ‘DIFFERENT’ KIND OF COMMAND — AFRICOM AT 10 YEARS (PART 2)

AFRICOM was never conceived to be a warfighting command. It was conceived to be ...