POLICY SUCCESS VS. INTEL FAILURE?

Failure is not just the result of one part of the equation. [Sometimes] you ...

THE ROLE OF INTELLIGENCE TODAY

For national security officials who are wading through floods of information, how do they ...

STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP FROM AN AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVE — A PODCAST

There’s an old saying, “Command can be lonely.” But it doesn’t have to be. ...

WHAT DO THE BRITS THINK OF AMERICAN OFFICERS? — A PODCAST

You assume professional competence at [the strategic] level, … but the more senior you ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

GEORGE WASHINGTON: THE LESSONS OF FAILURE (GREAT CAPTAINS)

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

GREAT CAPTAINS: COMMAND & THOSE WHO DID IT BEST

Greatness … should be judged by some combination of leaders’ political impact; strategic, operational, ...

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

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

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. ...

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

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

THE “DUSTY SHELVES SERIES”: BRINGING MILITARY HISTORY TO LIFE

Remembering the past is hard, not just because memories fade but because capturing the ...

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 ...

FORMING U.S. AFRICA COMMAND: A STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION SUCCESS — AFRICOM AT 10 YEARS (PART 1)

Success stories [IN STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION] do exist. The formation of the U.S. Army’s African ...

MAHAN AND SEA POWER — GREAT STRATEGISTS (EPISODE 4)

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