Podcasts

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 ...

MAHAN AND SEA POWER — GREAT STRATEGISTS (EPISODE 4)

There [are] a lot of preconceived notions about Mahan. . . I got it. ...

THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT CRITICAL THINKING — A PODCAST

In a hierarchical organization like the military…we have a hard time having very honest ...

KAUTILYA, THE ARTHASHASTRA, AND ANCIENT REALISM — GREAT STRATEGISTS (EPISODE 3)

[Kautilya] is considered the first great political realist. Most international relations scholars treat [his ...

SUN TZU AND THE ART OF WAR — GREAT STRATEGISTS (EPISODE 2)

You have Sun Tzu saying, ‘This is kind of the environment in which we ...

ON CARL VON CLAUSEWITZ – GREAT STRATEGISTS (EPISODE 1)

This is the biggest idea. . . . There is no cookbook [of] how ...

CHRONOS, KAIROS, AND THE USE OF TIME IN STRATEGY — A PODCAST

America has been very good at accelerating conflict. We have the technology, we have ...

WHY WAR COLLEGES? — A PODCAST

It is leaders and ideas that make the War Colleges, especially today, necessary and ...

LOOKING BACK AT THE 1988 NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED? — A PODCAST

[The National Security Strategy] is not really a strategy document. When everything is said ...

CHINA’S BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE & IMPLICATIONS FOR THE U.S.: A PODCAST

Economic integration … and security for the whole region … is the articulated Chinese ...

RETHINKING STRATEGIES FOR DEFENSE MODERNIZATION: A PODCAST

We haven’t been able to buy everything we want, even during the Reagan build-up ...

FOREIGN FIGHTERS IN THE CARIBBEAN: A PODCAST

If the Caribbean as a region that is so well known for its sun, ...