Tag: Military Strategy and Campaigning

GETTING WAR (GAMING) BACK INTO THE WAR COLLEGE

Before we get too far, let’s address some of the baggage that comes with ...

TOWARDS A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF OTHER PEOPLES

Born of an idea first uttered in October 1960 at an impromptu speech by ...

THAT ONE MOST IMPORTANT THING: A WHITEBOARD

War College students are at a point of significant departure in their careers, as ...

AN ALLEGORY OF THE CAVE: INNOVATION AND TERRORIST DRONES

In Plato’s Allegory of the Cave, characters who increase in wisdom are those who ...

THE INTERFACE: REESTABLISHING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TACTICS AND POLITICS

Considering the mutual relation between strategy and tactics helps establish the extent of what ...

NOT YOUR FATHER’S NATIONAL GUARD

The citizen soldiers of the Army’s National Guard component often lead different lives from ...

REFLECTIONS ON MILITARY STRATEGY: KILLING ANNIHILATION VS. ATTRITION

There is no good reason to think that there are only two forms of ...

IT’S WORLD WAR THREE ALL OVER AGAIN (DUSTY SHELVES)

Today, as the United States once more finds itself in a situation of near-peer ...

THE MAGIC OF THE INTERWEBS

If anyone still doubts how integral the Internet is to daily life then shut ...

SHALL WE PLAY A GAME?

All games can be used to understand how humans make decisions in environments shaped ...

LIKE A FISH OUT OF WATER: A SAILOR AT THE ARMY WAR COLLEGE

The J in JPME stands for joint. In order to qualify for joint accreditation ...

HOW PEACE TREATIES CAN TRUMP UN MANDATES FOR PEACEKEEPERS

More important than the number of troops or their force capability is the authority ...

MULTI-COMPONENT UNITS: MAXIMIZING THE TOTAL FORCE

In the last decade the U.S. Army reserve component has moved from a strategic ...

SARS-COV-2 AND THE WAR AGAINST WMD (COVID-19 SERIES)

Any attempt to securitize a pandemic response must of course be mindful that a ...

EFFECTS AND OPERATIONAL DESIGN: LEARNING FROM WWI CAMPAIGNS

While joint doctrine and most service-specific doctrines have banished EBO as a concept, effects ...

READINESS IS PRIORITY #1, BUT READY FOR WHAT?

What do you do when the training your organization requires you to accomplish doesn’t ...

LOSING THE STRATEGIC “BATTLE” AGAINST THE PRC (BUT NOT THE “WAR”): PT I – EMERGING CONFLICT DOMAINS

Despite facing innovative, global rivals, the U.S. military remains a downward-directed, personality-driven organization – ...

THE QUDS DILEMMA: DEALING WITH IRAN’S INTERNATIONAL ARM

The Quds Force, however, has been incredibly adaptive in sustaining a substantial cash flow ...

DIMINISHING TERRITORIAL CONTROL MAY INCREASE LETHAL POWER OF ISIS

In reality, the threat eventually became defined not only by ISIS’s ability to control ...

SOCIAL MEDIA: GOOD MEDICINE OR A BAD PILL (EISENHOWER SERIES)

There is a concept called collective coping. It’s using social media and specifically social ...