A NEW WASHINGTON NAVAL CONFERENCE FOR A POST-COVID WORLD?

International leaders might do well to look to an idea from a century ago, ...

WHAT GOOD IS GRAND STRATEGY? A WHITEBOARD

A grand strategy defines a country’s interests, the threats to those interests and the ...

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ODNI: AN INTERVIEW WITH JAMES CLAPPER

The President, and all policy makers should have the unvarnished truth as best as ...

LESSONS FROM 1918: GET A FLU SHOT, WASH YOUR HANDS

What we do know is that all of the movement of people and animals ...

MOBILIZATION TO DEMOBILIZATION: THE LIFE OF THE MINUTEMAN (DUSTY SHELVES)

He was a competent but not flamboyant officer, commanding at an echelon that attracted ...

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 ...

LIBERATION FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE LIBERATED (ON WRITING)

If you go into reading history with an open mind what you’re looking for ...

THE UNITED NATIONS’ GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: A WHITEBOARD

26 COUNTRIES SIGNED THE DECLARATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS ON 1 JANUARY 1942 THAT ...

“TECHNOCRATS AND OPERATIONAL EXPERTS” (DUSTY SHELVES)

Murray…highlights the German military’s failure as a whole to understand how the Industrial Revolution ...

OBSERVATIONS FROM NATO’S NORTHERN FRONT (LEADER PERSPECTIVES)

What I think is important is to do your current job as good as ...

LOOKING TO THE PAST TO CHANGE THE FUTURE

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

STRATEGY WHILE SHAVING WITH A BLOWTORCH (DUSTY SHELVES)

[King’s] autobiography is superb reading for those interested in leadership, and it contains two ...

REMEMBERING THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE

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

PARIS 1919: A CONVERSATION WITH MARGARET MACMILLAN (ON WRITING)

And somebody hadn’t written a book on the whole [conference]…and so I thought well ...

LEADERSHIP ROLE MODELS IN FICTION: A WHITEBOARD

Before one can achieve anything (or even aspire to do so), one must find ...

A QUESTION OF PROFESSIONALISM (DUSTY SHELVES)

For today and tomorrow, I think it can remind us of one tool that’s ...

THE CHALLENGES OF WRITING BIOGRAPHIES (ON WRITING)

I’m using Kennedy’s life to tell the story of America’s rise, first to great ...

BOOK LOVERS NEED APPLY: A DUSTY SHELVES PODCAST

One of the things we’re trying to do is encourage people…to start talking about ...

ALLIES ARE MORE THAN FRIENDS (LEADER PERSPECTIVES)

We need to go back and think big, and We need to think big ...