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Volume 13 (Spring 2020) INDEX of Articles and Features
WEEK OF 6 April 2020 – ISSUE 1
By Brian Linn and Michael Neiberg April 7, 2020
The 20th century was full of change for the US Army. Brian Linn, one of the finest students & historians of that change traces his path & techniques documenting the institution since 1899. He joins @MichaelNeiberg @historyTAMU
By Alice Hunt Friend April 9, 2020
What qualities make for a good civilian? Odd question but in the realm of the civ-mil discussion a very important one. @ahfdc examines just what qualities we’d like to see in our civilian leadership.
By Stanley Sloan and Ron Granieri April 10, 2020
Will NATO survive the current world situation, the current administration and the actions of Russia? @SRS2_ stops by the studio to discuss with @RonaldGranieri.
WEEK OF 13 April 2020 – ISSUE 2
By Timothy Schultz and JP Clark April 14, 2020
What is the greatest limitation the U.S. has to overcome to maintain dominance in the air? Some believe it’s the human in the machine. @probswithpilots joins @jpclark97 in the studio to discuss the impact of pilots on aviation @NavalWarCollege.
By Jon Herrmann April 16, 2020
What could a 55 year old book from France tell us about modern day “fake news?” Quite a lot apparently. Jon Herrmann takes a look at Jacques Ellul’s Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes for our DUSTY SHELVES series.
By Juan Carlos Correa, Brian Foster and Jeffrey McDougall April 17, 2020
International Fellows have been a crucial part of the USAWC resident experience for 42 years. The new IF Continuing Ed Pgm seeks to grow the relationships beyond the 10 mos of classroom time.
WEEK OF 20 April 2020 – ISSUE 3
By Tina Cancel and Ron Granieri April 20, 2020
Federal law says CBD is legal. But if you’re in the military or a fed employee it’s off limits. Should the DoD change that rule in hopes of harnessing the claimed healing power of CBD products? Tina Cancel joins @RonaldGranieri.
By Thomas Bruscino April 21, 2020
What if we’re all using the wrong parts of Clausewitz’s works? @BruscinoTom suggests another look at which of On War’s books are best suited to the modern military strategist.
By Michele Devlin, Steven Warnstadt and Jacqueline E. Whitt April 23, 2020
The Nat’l Guard response to the current COVID-19 pandemic is frought with the intricacies of cultural terrain like no other disaster response. Michelle Devlin and @SteveWarnstadt join @notabattlechick to discuss @northerniowa.
By Mari Eder April 24, 2020
Whether it’s your phone, your smart watch or that new voice asst on the end table, you’re giving information away daily. But who’s collecting it? @mk2353 tells us to be a little more wary.
WEEK OF 27 April 2020 – ISSUE 4
By Jonathan Gumz and JP Clark April 28, 2020
How do you enforce international law in the conduct of war when all the participants don’t acknowledge the laws? Johnathan Gumz joins @jpclark97 to look at the conventions of war and non-state actors @History_Bham.
By Samantha A. Taylor April 29, 2020
As China rises in prominence & Russia flexes its muscles what is to become of the present liberal world order? @drpurpleunicorn looks to the beginnings of our present dominant ideology to understand what’s ahead.
By War Room April 30, 2020
Leadership comes in all shapes and sizes. Some good, some bad. We can learn something from all of it. What leaders in fiction have something to teach us – Pt 2.
WEEK OF 4 May 2020 – ISSUE 5
By Laura E. Seay and Ron Granieri May 5, 2020
How do you get the institution stronger w/o strengthening the institution? A ridiculous question unless you’re talking about development in the central African region. @texasinafrica joins @RonaldGranieri to explain why governance is hard.
By David Sorenson and Ron Granieri May 6, 2020
Dave Sorenson joins @RonaldGranieri to present a whirlwind overview of the conflicts and interactions of the nations of the Middle East and what it means to the U.S., our allies and the world @HQAirUniversity.
By Mark Grey May 7, 2020
Could Russia use immigration flow as a weapon against Europe? By controlling Libya they have the means to flood the EU w/refugees. Mark Grey examines the threat. @northerniowa.
By Bryan Groves and Ron Granieri May 8, 2020
In national security atrophy equals irrelevance. @USASOCNews is releasing a new strategy to “leverage adaptive & innovative institutions, empowered Soldiers, & integrated units” Bryan Groves joins @Ronald Granieri to discuss the way ahead @USArmy.
WEEK OF 11 May 2020 – ISSUE 6
By Eric Farnsworth and Jacqueline E. Whitt May 12, 2020
In life it’s easy to get so focused on one area that you miss what’s right in front of you. The same goes for national security. @ericfarns joins @notabattlechick to discuss U.S. security concerns in the Western hemisphere @ascoa.
By Daniel Krebs May 14, 2020
In a time when the civ-mil divide is under so much scrutiny, there is great benefit in studying the classic works of André Corvisier as he examines the soldier’s place in society. Daniel Krebs tells us why we need to pull Corvisier off our DUSTY SHELVES.
By Todd A. Schmidt May 15, 2020
As humans we are riddled with cognitive biases and as military members we must learn to recognize those biases and overcome them with facts and objectivity. The survival of the profession demands it.
WEEK OF 18 May 2020 – ISSUE 7
By Joseph Buccino, Samuel Smith, Vianesa Vargas and Ron Granieri May 19, 2020
How does an institution built on uniformity reflect the very diverse society that it defends? How does the military accomplish diversity & inclusivity while maintaining unit cohesion & readiness?
By Damien O’Connell May 21, 2020
Are gamers “pasty, cellar-dwelling slackers, covered in Cheetos & underachievement” or the warriors of the future? The Marines need to figure it out because traditional recruiting doesn’t work during a pandemic.
By Jason Tate and Ron Granieri May 22, 2020
Buying a handgun for the Army isn’t as simple as going to Cabelas with $17M on a credit card, but sometimes we make it a little too hard. Jason Tate joins @RonaldGranieri to try and demystify acquisition.
WEEK OF 25 May 2020 – ISSUE 8
By James Holland and Michael Neiberg May 27, 2020
Whether it’s a novel, a factual book or a BAFTA recognized documentary @james1940 always informs and entertains. He joins @MichaelNeiberg in the studio to discuss his passion for writing.
By War Room May 28, 2020
Just because it’s called WARgaming doesn’t mean it can’t be used to prepare for catastrophes & natural disasters. 7 scholars respond to our latest Whiteboard @Georgetown @NavalNews @MarineCorpsU @RexBrynen @AWC_ORSA @krisjandr @kwheaton
By Ryan Ehrler, Steve McNamara, Henry Schantz and Ron Granieri May 29, 2020
The world is better connected than ever before. That should be a good thing, often it is, occasionally it’s deadly. What’s social media’s place in today’s military? @Flying074 Steve McNamara, and Henry Schantz join @ronaldgranieri
WEEK OF 1 June 2020 – ISSUE 9
By Alisa Laufer June 2, 2020
If ISIS’s identity as a state & thus its claim of territory was central to its existence, then shouldn’t it be defeated as many claim? Attacks on foreign soil would suggest to the contrary. @alisalalala examines the relationship.
By Andrew Narloch June 3, 2020
Economic and trade sanctions are a useful tool in shaping behavior, unless the target of the sanctions doesn’t play by the rules. Andrew Narloch explores the international criminal network that fuels the Iranian economy.
By Vianesa Vargas and Ron Granieri June 4, 2020
What should the DoD do when a part of its history is offensive to a significant number of its members? @vianesavargas joins @ronaldgranieri to discuss why now is the right time to abandon ties to Confederate generals.
By Hugh Harsono June 5, 2020
Energy, telecom and cyber – three critical domains where the U.S. must change its way in order to dominate and fend off Chinese advances. Hugh Harsono explains where the country is falling short in pt 1.
WEEK OF 8 June 2020 – ISSUE 10
By Michael Loftus, Will McKannay, James Markley and Ron Granieri June 9, 2020
Can a roll of the dice & a couple of wild cards help the Army define what readiness really means? @loftusmt & @WillMcKannay think it can and they built a board game to prove it. The two join Jim Markley & @RonalGranieri to discuss.
By Hugh Harsono June 10, 2020
The right person, in the right job, at the right time. That seems easy enough. It’s not & Hugh Harsono says if the U.S. military doesn’t figure out talent mgt quickly it will be costly in the competition w/ China & other peers.
By Matthew Morton June 11, 2020
50 days, 37 stops, in the back end of a modified B-24 Liberator visiting South America, Africa, Europe, and the Levant during the summer of 1944. It’s a heckuva way to see the world. Matt Morton takes a look at one general’s travels for DUSTY SHELVES.
WEEK OF 15 June 2020 – ISSUE 11
By Ryan Ehrler, Henry Schantz, Dave Short and Ron Granieri June 16, 2020
Imagine the tech you need now & in 15 yrs, adjust for the enemy, do it jointly, keep it simple & stay w/in the budget. Oh and do it in space too @Flying074 Henry Schantz Dave Short & @ronaldgranieri discuss strategic visioning.
By Fabiana Sofia Perera June 18, 2020
As COVID-19 depresses demand & disrupts supply, energy prices plummet. For much of Latin America that means dramatic drops in GDP. As China comes to the rescue in the region what can the U.S. do to ensure security & prosperity in these countries?.
By Aaron Sadusky, Eric Swenson, Melissa Wardlaw and Ron Granieri June 19, 2020
In the midst of a pandemic a generation wonders what the future holds. @MajorWardlaw Aaron Sadusky & Eric Swenson share thoughts on national service, new higher ed goals & the impact on the all volunteer force @ronaldgranieri.
WEEK OF 22 June 2020 – ISSUE 12
By Michael Adams June 22, 2020
Removed from doctrine in ’08, effects based operations are the misunderstood tool that “failed” in the Middle East. Mike Adams takes a look at WWI campaigns for unknown, unintentional adn cultivate examples of EBO in history.
By Thomas Bajus and Patrick Bratton June 23, 2020
For the first time in decades India seems serious about much needed military reforms and reorganization. Will they truly happen this time and what does it mean for the region and the U.S.? Patrick Bratton and Thomas Bajus examine.
By Nicholas Blasco June 24, 2020
Summer’s just starting but back to school isn’t far off. What does resident course look like in a pandemic? Nick Blasco is back with the results of a USAWC specific simulation that should make for well informed policies.
By Amber Batura and Jacqueline E. Whitt June 25, 2020
Playboy magazine was found regularly amidst U.S. military men in Vietnam. The lure of a beautiful centerfold was often the gateway to real, substantive articles that informed service men about the home front.
By Nabila Jamshed June 26, 2020
What do COVID-19 and WMD have in common? They’re not the same but they have similar impact. @NabilaJamshed explains there are answers in a WMD style defense
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