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Volume 14 (Summer 2020) INDEX of Articles and Features

WEEK OF 06 July 2020 – ISSUE 1

Publishing Pause

 

 

WEEK OF 13 July 2020 – ISSUE 2
THE MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION: ALEXANDRA RICHIE (ON WRITING)

By Alexandra Richie and Michael Neiberg July 14, 2020

Internationally acclaimed & award-winning writer & historian Alexandra Richie joins @MichaelNeiberg to discuss the histories of Berlin & Warsaw. She shares how her writing began & thoughts on retaining focus.

THE LAST LION AND THE NEXT WAR: LESSONS FROM CHURCHILL (DUSTY SHELVES)

By G. Lee Robinson July 16, 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.

DEMOBILIZING THE KHOST PROTECTION FORCE: PARAMILITARY GROUPS IN AFGHANISTAN

By Sulaiman Aziz Popal July 17, 2020

Without trust there can be no peace. Do current U.S. backed clandestine operations in Afghanistan put treaties at risk? Even if they’re Afghan executed? Sulaiman Aziz Popal discusses a way forward for the KPF.

 

 

 WEEK OF 20 July 2020 – ISSUE 3
MULTI-COMPONENT UNITS: MAXIMIZING THE TOTAL FORCE

By Darren Buss, Richard Giarusso and Ron Granieri July 21, 2020

Total Force Policy acknowledges the importance of the Army Reserve component in the modern operational environment. @DarrenBuss & @GiarussoRick discuss the employment and challenges of the multi component unit w/ @RonaldGranieri.

HOW PEACE TREATIES CAN TRUMP UN MANDATES FOR PEACEKEEPERS

By Miranda Melcher July 23, 2020

WR welcomes Miranda Melcher to examine the effectiveness of UN Peacekeepers through several brf case studies. She lays out the key factors to their success & failures & the lessons that have to be learned going fwd @KingsCollegeLon.

MIRRORING VIETNAM’S FAILURES IN AFGHANISTAN: DOD’S DESCENT INTO WAR FATIGUE

By Chandler Myers July 24, 2020

After 19 years of continuous conflict the U.S. is suffering from war fatigue.  In the past that fatigue has led to doubling down on commitment. Chandler Myers presents the case for recognizing national fatigue early, preserving lives & $$’s.

 

 

WEEK OF 27 July 2020 – ISSUE 4
LIKE A FISH OUT OF WATER: A SAILOR AT THE ARMY WAR COLLEGE

By Henry Wicks and Ron Granieri July 28, 2020

What can the U.S. Army War College, THE School of Strategic Landpower, teach a career Navy officer? What can said Navy officer teach his war college classmates? A lot! CDR Henry Wicks joins @RonaldGranieri to discuss his year in Carlisle.

CHANGING OUR TOOLKIT FOR “CHANGE”

By Tom Galvin July 30, 2020

Innovation & improvement require change, a complex process in a large org. Tom Galvin explains how @ArmyWarCollege is equipping students w/ a new Toolkit for Change.

SHALL WE PLAY A GAME? (WARGAMING ROOM)

By War Room July 31, 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.

 

 

WEEK OF 3 August 2020 – ISSUE 5
THE TURMOIL OF IDENTITY CRISIS: SPECIAL FORCES ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE

By John Brennan, Steve Marks, Edward Croot and Ron Granieri August 4, 2020

Org culture is a complex & difficult subj to grasp. Get it right & you have a unit that lives its values daily. Get it wrong & you have discipline, morale & behavioral issues. @1st_SF_Command ldrship joins @RonaldGranieri to discuss Special Forces’ ID crisis.

YOUR HAMBURGER AND NATIONAL SECURITY: VEGANISM, FOOD INSECURITY AND AMERICAN POWER

By Kerrilee Berger and Franky Matisek August 6, 2020

Eat your vegetables! It might just make for a more secure world! Kerrilee Berger and Franky Matisek look at veganism and the unlikely tie to national security.

THE MAGIC OF THE INTERWEBS

By Joseph Atkinson, Richard D’Angelo and Ron Granieri August 11, 2020

The internet can dramatically improve one’s quality of life and ability to succeed. It can also be a dark and scary place filled with threats and boogeymen. Joe Atkinson and Rich D’Angelo join @RonaldGranieri to share their experiences in the cyber arena.

 

 

WEEK OF 10 August 2020 – ISSUE 6
IT’S WORLD WAR THREE ALL OVER AGAIN (DUSTY SHELVES)

By Adam Seipp August 13, 2020

For those that long for the days of the Fulda Gap The Third World War by Sir John Hackett is a must read. For those too young to remember there’s still plenty of reasons – Russia & China -to pick up this classic rvwd by @AdamSeipp @historyTAMU.

REFLECTIONS ON MILITARY STRATEGY: KILLING ANNIHILATION VS. ATTRITION

By Thomas Bruscino August 14, 2020

War can be a strange thing but does it have to be bipolar? Either annihilate the enemy or attrit them. @BruscinoTom is back to tell us what successful military strategy really requires and it’s not an either-or proposition.

 

 

WEEK OF 17 August 2020 – ISSUE 7
NOT YOUR FATHER’S NATIONAL GUARD

By Mike Flaherty, Pete Helzer and Ron Granieri August 18, 2020

From Katrina to Afghanistan and GWOT to Covid the Army Nat’l Guard has seen its share of challenges & met them with diligence & discipline. @paratistamus & @MichaelFlat join @RonaldGranieri to discuss the modern Nat’l Guard & their academic year.

THE INTERFACE: REESTABLISHING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TACTICS AND POLITICS

By Olivia Garard August 20, 2020

PME often delineates the gap between tactical & strategic, politics & the military. @teaandtactics explains how examining the boundaries between them, the interconnection & Interface that ties them is more useful for today’s challenges.

 

 

WEEK OF 24 August 2020 – ISSUE 8
CARLISLE SCHOLAR, INTERNATIONAL FELLOW — THE VIEW FROM BAHRAIN

By Khaled Al Khalifa and Ron Granieri August 25, 2020

Masters Program in foreign language. Check. Elect to accomplish three times the work. Check. Do a third of it during pandemic lockdown. Check. Khaled Al Khalifa joins @ronaldgranieri to discuss War College, Carlisle Scholars and Eisenhower.

AN ALLEGORY OF THE CAVE: INNOVATION AND TERRORIST DRONES

By Kerry Chávez and Ori Swed August 27, 2020

A hobbyist’s toy finds its way to the terrorist’s arsenal and becomes an effective and cost efficient weapon. How can they be stopped? Kerry Chávez and @OriSwed warn of the dangerous use of drones and what must be done to counter them.

THAT ONE MOST IMPORTANT THING: A WHITEBOARD

By War Room August 28, 2020

You’ve finally made it to your year at the War College. This month’s Whiteboard asks “What is the most important thing a war college student should learn in their year of study?” @AirWarCollege @ArmyWarCollege @NWC_NDU.

 

 

WEEK OF 31 August 2020 – ISSUE 9
TOWARDS A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF OTHER PEOPLES

By Brad Arsenault, Steven Saum, Maricarmen Smith-Martinez, Joby Taylor and Ron Granieri September 1, 2020

It takes a special individual to “contribute part of your life to this country.” This time we’re talking about the @PeaceCorps. @MaricarmenMSM Joby Taylor, Brad Arsenault, & @swamiriver join @ronaldgranieri in the studio.

THE ECONOMIC DEFENSE CAPITAL FUND: A TOOL FOR THE ECONOMIC VOID

By Brandon Bodor and Thomas Day September 3, 2020

You’re a small business with innovative tech. Getting DoD to pay attention is easier than ever. Staying afloat $$ in a pandemic is tougher than ever. @BTBodor & @ThomasLDay have an idea on how to fix that & stay ahead of China.

 

 

WEEK OF 7 September 2020 – ISSUE 10
A SMARTER WAY TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN

By David Eckley, Silas Martinez and Ron Granieri September 8, 2020

The Army competes w/the other services, government & industry for motivated, talented & qualified recruits – a tall order in the best of times. Dave Eckley & @SigSourer join @ronaldgranieri to discuss how innovation plays a role in meeting goals.

THE INFORMATION APOCALYPSE, PART VII: COMPETENCE AND ETHICS

By Mari Eder September 10, 2020

Competence and ethical behavior is a firm foundation for trust in a relationship. If either is found lacking the damage can be irreparable.  @mk2353 is back with pt VII of her series The Information Apocalypse.

GETTING WAR (GAMING) BACK INTO THE WAR COLLEGE

By Christopher Hossfeld and Ken Gilliam September 11, 2020

How does a PME institution go about developing creative & critical thinking skills in mil ldrs? One tool in the kit is wargaming. Chris Hossfeld & Ken Gilliam explain how USAWC uses the Joint Overmatch wargame in its curriculum.

 

 

WEEK OF 14 September 2020 – ISSUE 11
WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO ANSWER A FEW QUESTIONS?

By Amanda Cronkhite and Ron Granieri September 15, 2020

The phone rings. You absent-mindedly answer. “Would you be willing to answer a few questions?” It’s the attack of the pollsters!  @abcronkhite joins @ronaldgranieri in the studio to discuss the art and science of polling.

THE GAITHER REPORT: REALITY VS WORST CASE PLANS (DUSTY SHELVES)

By George W. Runkle IV September 17, 2020

The DoD is infamous for its worst-case planning prowess. But the 1957 Gaither Committee took worst-case to a whole new level. George Runkle tells DUSTY SHELVES why the Gaither Report is a must read for Nat Sec pros.

CHINA’S RECIPE FOR INSURGENCY

By Alden Leader September 18, 2020

In COIN, support of the local populace is critical – crushing them all indiscriminatingly is not how you do it. Alden Leader looks at how China’s Uighur policy will cause an insurgency not stop one.

 

 

WEEK OF 21 September 2020 – ISSUE 12
TWO AUTHORS UNDER THE SAME ROOF (ON WRITING)

By Kara Dixon Vuic, Jason Vuic and Michael Neiberg September 22, 2020

Jason Vuic & @KaraDixonVuic, two incredibly successful authors who happen to be married to each other, stop by the studio to compare very different writing styles with @MichaelNeiberg.

WHAT’S IN A WAR PLAN?

By Michael Loftus September 24, 2020

We teach DIME & call war “the continuation of politics by other means” so why don’t our war plans include all aspects of government? @loftusmt looks at history to inform our current efforts planning for conflict.

 WOMEN IN PEACE AND SECURITY

By Jean Manes and Ron Granieri September 29, 2020

In 2000 UNSC Res. 1325 created the Women in Peace and Security program. Amb @jeanmanes is in the studio with @ronaldgranieri to discuss the crucial role women play in the Nat’l Sec realm. @StateDept @Southcom.

 

 

WEEK OF 28 September 2020 – ISSUE 13
A REALIST CASE FOR GERMANY TO RESURRECT NATO

By Antony Palocaren October 1, 2020

As U.S. military presence draws down in Europe to focus on the threat of China, who will take up the leadership role on NATO?  @TonyPalox says it’s time for Germany to step up and provide the strong leadership NATO needs.

IMAGINING OVERMATCH: CRITICAL DOMAINS IN THE NEXT WAR – A WHITEBOARD

By War Room October 2, 2020

This month’s Whiteboard asks “In the next large-scale, peer-competition conflict, what will be the critical (or decisive) domain of warfighting, and why?” @Bob_Caslen @ArmyWarCollege @NavalAcademy  @NavalWarCollege.

 

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