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Volume 9 (Spring Qtr 2019) INDEX of Articles and Features
WEEK OF 1 APRIL 2019
TENSIONS AND PARADOXES FACING SENIOR LEADERS (LEADER PERSPECTIVES)
By Mark Carleton-Smith and Jacqueline E. Whitt, released 2 April
General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith, British Army, discusses his perspectives on strategic leadership and balancing continuity with the need for change.
By Mari Eder, released 3 April
Technology’s ability to disseminate attractive false narratives is potentially dangerous, as society’s ability to cope with reality could diminish.
A ZOMBIE ALLIANCE OR ALLIANCE AGAINST ZOMBIES? NATO AT 70 YEARS (ANNIVERSARIES)
By Joel Hillison, released 4 April
As NATO turns 70, is it still relevant or just a shadow of its former self? This article says the Alliance remains critically important for stability.
WEEK of 8 APRIL 2019
By Hugh Harsono, released 9 April
Competition between the U.S. & China may limit mil-to-mil cooperation, but what if they had to conduct operations together? ARSOF might provide a way ahead.
By Dan Hampton and Chris Wyatt, released 10 April
Examines the May 2019 elections in South Africa and the nation’s political and economic environment surrounding a vote whose outcomes are tough to predict.
By Craig Bullis, released 12 April
Uses acceptance of “bad beer” as a metaphor for a growing culture where bad decisions are blindly accepted and enforced under the guise of being “tough”.
WEEK OF 15 APRIL 2019
By Michael E. Lynch and Jacqueline E. Whitt, released 15 April
Task Force Smith was but a symptom of U.S. unpreparedness for Korea; this podcast presents national-level issues to address before the next war.
By Louis René Beres, released 17 April
While misuse of protected persons violates laws of armed conflict, one must expect such behavior in future operations. Israel faces this now. What to do?
WEEK OF 22 APRIL 2019
By Frank Sobchak, Jim Powell, and Jacqueline E. Whitt, released 23 April
Team members from the recently released two-volume study on the Iraq War discuss their experiences of preparing, researching, and writing on the project.
By Garri Hendell, released 24 April
As the Army prepares to fight and win, it depends on civilian leaders providing backing, guidance, and resources — what if that does not materialize?
By Aili Ribulis and Darrell Driver, released 26 April
Updates a podcast from 2018 presenting on-going initiatives and challenges in developing new and expanded capabilities in the European Union.
Week of 29 APRIL 2019
AN UNBEATEN ROMAN GENERAL: SCIPIO AFRICANUS (GREAT CAPTAINS)
By G. K. Cunningham and Andrew A. Hill, released 30 April
This episode of the Great Captains series presents the ancient Roman General Scipio Africanus who defeated Hannibal and was overall unbeaten in battle.
By Frank Jones, released 1 May
Attention to the role of the political leader has narrowed understanding of arms control. This article presents the Congressional role is requisite detail.
DEMOGRAPHICS, AGING, AND SECURITY IN THE INDO-PACIFIC (INDO-PACIFIC SERIES)
By Jennifer Sciubba and Jacqueline E. Whitt, released 3 May
This is our first episode in a series on the Emerging Environment in the Indo-Pacific Region, covering demographic change, aging, and impacts on security.
Week of 6 MAY 2019
THE MEANING OF ‘PARTNERSHIP’ IN THE INDO-PACIFIC (INDO-PACIFIC SERIES)
By Tanvi Madan, Lindsay Ford, and Jacqueline E. Whitt, released 7 May
This is our second episode in a series on the Emerging Environment in the Indo-Pacific Region, covering alliances and partnerships and their impact on U.S. policy.
By Jacob Scott, released 8 May
How can the US reconcile the rapid development of autonomous weapons by its adversaries with the need to sustain ethical approaches to their use?
SECURITY IN THE INDO-PACIFIC REGION: THE VIEW FROM TOKYO (INDO-PACIFIC SERIES)
By Jeffrey Hornung and Jacqueline E. Whitt, released 10 May
What is the Japanese perspective on security challenges in the Indo-Pacific, and to what extent do they continue to value their partnership with the US?
Week of 13 MAY 2019
HYPERCOMPETITION AND TRANSIENT ADVANTAGE (INDO-PACIFIC SERIES)
By Nate Freier, Dana Tucker, and Buck Haberichter, released 14 May
Can the U.S. assume an enduring competitive advantage in the Indo-Pacific Region, and if not, what does this mean for the U.S. and its allies there?
REBRANDING THE REBALANCE: ASSESSING U.S. INDO-PACIFIC STRATEGY (INDO-PACIFIC SERIES)
By Zachary Griffiths and Tom Fox, released 15 May
Three visions currently compete for American strategy in the region, but none are likely to succeed. Here are some other ideas for an Indo-Pacific strategy
HOW COMPETITORS USE TECHNOLOGY TO SHAPE THE ENVIRONMENT (INDO-PACIFIC SERIES)
By Renée DiResta, Jonathan Rieber, and Jacqueline E. Whitt, released 17 May
How have the rapid advances of the Internet and modern information technologies changed society and emboldened competitors in the Indo-Pacific region?
Week of 20 MAY 2019
By Toby Whitmarsh and Arnel David, released 21 May
What can the US military learn from the British movement toward ‘Prototype Warfare’ and the desire to improve adaptability in the British military?
“FICINT”: ENVISIONING FUTURE WAR THROUGH FICTION & INTELLIGENCE (INDO-PACIFIC SERIES)
By August Cole and Jacqueline E. Whitt, released 22 May
Fiction writing is presented as a way of describing plausible war scenarios from both friendly and enemy perspectives through critical and creative thinking
By Edward Ballanco, released 24 May
Joseph Stilwell was highly skilled in security force assistance and an expert in all things China. How can the Army develop more Joseph Stilwells today?
Week of 27 MAY 2019
By Jessica Wright and Jacqueline E. Whitt, released 29 May
As the US military integrates women in combat roles, one retired major general reflects on her service, women in the military, and those who supported her
By Debasis Dash, released 31 May
Tells how the February 2019 India-Pakistan crisis demonstrates the power of organized use of social media to further political aims throughout an operation.
Week of 3 JUNE 2019
By Tom Spahr, Chris Chase, Andre Abadie, and Jacqueline E. Whitt, released 3 June
What should the U.S. military learn from other organizations who have adopted artificial intelligence technologies into their business practices?
By Shawn Kadlec, released 4 June
Strategic gaming can help military and non-military organizations cooperate better, if they realistically model strategic decision making environments
By Lorien Foote and Jacqueline E. Whitt, released 5 June
How did combatants enforce the lawful practice of war prior to the Geneva Conventions and other conceptions of international laws of warfare?
Week of 10 JUNE 2019
By Bob Bradford, Matt Coburn, and Jacqueline E. Whitt, released 11 June
How does the routine changeover of flag officer commands affect the organizations they lead — for good and bad? What might commanders do about it?
By Tom Sarsfield, released 13 June
Mali and Nigeria offer case studies for how climate change can hasten the deterioration of security and cultivate insurgent groups in Africa
Week of 17 JUNE 2019
HOW A HOMING PIGEON SAVED THE LOST BATTALION OF WORLD WAR I (DUSTY SHELVES)
By Frank Blazich and Jacqueline E. Whitt, released 18 June
Explains how homing pigeons served as an important communication means through World War I, and tells the story of how a pigeon saved the Lost Battalion
By Paul Oh, Tom Spahr, Chris Chase, and Andre Abadie, released 19 June
A War College study of several private industries may give clues on how to best incorporate artificial intelligence technologies into the military.
By Jay Parker, Mark Henderson, and Jacqueline E. Whitt, released 20 June
Demands of strategic leaders can sometimes overwhelm their abilities to manage their personal affairs, particularly personal finance. What can leaders do?
Week of 24 JUNE 2019
By Celestino Perez and Jacqueline E. Whitt, released 24 June
Is military strategy, as taught in professional military education, too closely tied to the ends-ways-means paradigm? What is missing?
By Terrie Peterkin, released 25 June
Rapid technological advancements have scholars and theorists debating whether the nature of war is changing. What should strategists and planners do?
By Shawn Kadlec, Jared Harper, Rick Coplen, and Jacqueline E. Whitt, released 26 June
How does de-mining, formally known as Humanitarian Mine Action, support U.S. national security interests and building partner security capacity?
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