THE DODO’S PROBLEM (AND THE REASON FOR WAR ROOM) – THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

The vision of our first Editor-In-Chief, Andrew Hill, WAR ROOM began three years ago ...

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

As we wind down Black History Month the Editorial Team thought it most appropriate ...

EXECUTIVE ORDER 9981 AT 70: DESEGREGATING THE ARMED FORCES

As we wind down Black History Month the Editorial Team thought it most appropriate ...

LOOKING TO THE PAST TO CHANGE THE FUTURE

Back in the 1930s, Air Force officers who were assigned instructor duty at the ...

REMEMBERING THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE

In September 1944 defeat looked not only likely but imminent for the German Army. ...

A ZOMBIE ALLIANCE OR ALLIANCE AGAINST ZOMBIES? NATO AT 70 YEARS

one could argue that NATO [is] a rambling, destructive creature carrying on in the ...

REFLECTIONS ON THE HUE CITY MASSACRE

It was the largest battle in the [Vietnam] war in terms of numbers of ...

REMEMBERING WORLD WAR I: WHITEBOARD RESPONSE (PART 2)

Planners for future wars must in the next war push the boundaries of where ...

REMEMBERING WORLD WAR I: WHITEBOARD RESPONSE (PART 1)

‘if only the politicians had let us do our jobs’ remains a powerful military ...

JUST BE GRATEFUL: THANKSGIVING, 1789

render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a ...

REMEMBERING WORLD WAR I: A WHITEBOARD

Men and women of all races and backgrounds were transformed by the war, whether ...

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 ...

GRAHAM CLEARS THE DOORWAY

Perhaps the most significant example of the tension between federal obligations and state loyalties ...

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 ...

MY LAI: A STAIN ON THE U.S. ARMY

we must revisit such terrible episodes in the Army’s history, however painful; remembering My ...

WHY DO WE CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARIES?

Sadly, historical events seem to require a round number of years to draw attention ...

ERIN GO BRUSSELS: TREATY OF BRUSSELS AT 70

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

THE TET OFFENSIVE: 50 YEARS LATER — A PODCAST

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

AT THE NEXUS OF DIPLOMACY, DEVELOPMENT, AND DEFENSE — AFRICOM AT 10 YEARS (PART 3)

To its critics, the 3Ds [of diplomacy, development, and defense] provide an illusion of ...

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 ...

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