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. ...

GROWING AFRICAN PEACEKEEPING CAPACITY

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...