THE HALLOWEEN WHITEBOARD: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

It’s the Night of the Living Dead Generals! We’re changing things up a little ...

WHAT IT TAKES FOR COLONELS TO BE SUCCESSFUL (LEADER PERSPECTIVES)

A day in the Army where you don’t learn something new is a day ...

WHITEBOARD: DOES ‘BROADENING’ WORK?

The problem with broadening assignments is the persistent tension between the requirements of the ...

BALANCING BETWEEN CIVILIAN LIFE AND SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL GUARD

How do I stay true to two masters–the Army & Air Force, and also ...

HANNIBAL AND THE MARCH THROUGH THE ALPS (GREAT CAPTAINS)

His strategy was to strike directly at the heart of Rome … [he selected] ...

WHITEBOARD RESPONSE: IS THE US MILITARY TACTICALLY PROFICIENT, BUT STRATEGICALLY DEFICIENT? (2 OF 2)

maybe the grandiose version of strategy is overrated. A nation that muddles along may ...

WHITEBOARD RESPONSE: IS THE US MILITARY TACTICALLY PROFICIENT, BUT STRATEGICALLY DEFICIENT? (1 OF 2)

If strategy is what you do when you run out of money, our post ...

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

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

THREE PIONEERS OF AIRPOWER — GREAT STRATEGISTS (EPISODE 5)

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

WHITEBOARD: IS THE US MILITARY TACTICALLY PROFICIENT, BUT STRATEGICALLY DEFICIENT?

It is striking how much difficulty the United States has had converting its tactical ...

WHITEBOARD RESPONSE: SHOULD THE US MILITARY SECURE THE BORDER?

the problem at hand is one of enforcing laws rather than of imposing political ...

“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 ...

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 ...

WHITEBOARD: SHOULD THE US MILITARY SECURE THE BORDER?

when the “threat” along the border grows … to an intersection between transnational organized ...

WHITEBOARD RESPONSE: HOW WELL DOES THE ARMY DEVELOP STRATEGIC LEADERS?

U.S. Army strategic leaders must be ‘War Winners,’ not ‘War Managers.’ The responses to ...

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 ...

WHERE DOES INTELLIGENCE GO FROM HERE? AN INTERVIEW WITH JAMES CLAPPER

The intelligence community typically focuses too much on the here-and-now and urgent, as opposed ...