Tag: National Security Policy and Strategy

WE WON … NOW WHAT? HOW TO SECURE VICTORY — A PODCAST

Iraqis came up to [COL Rick Schwartz] and said, ‘Thanks for getting rid of ...

ARMY WAR COLLEGE ROUNDTABLE ON THE NEW(?) NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY

This [National Security Strategy] sort of fits the mold, in that it is strong ...

THE NEW NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY: DEGRADING THE U.S.’S ABILITY TO MOBILIZE?

Woody Allen once said, “80% of success is showing up.” The U.S. government has ...

HOW STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE HAS CHANGED SINCE 9/11 — A PODCAST

[9/11] was a mixture of the intensity of doing my job with the surreal. ...

GAME OF TRIBES: GETTING COUNTERTERRORISM RIGHT

Islamic extremism is a palatable political label used by Western-thinking nations, [but] the misguided ...

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. ...

DRONES AND THE DISRUPTION OF NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGIES

Drones are … muting proponents [of other elements of national power] through the perceived ...

WHY AN AIR FORCE? TOWARD NEW THINKING ON SERVICE ARCHITECTURE — A PODCAST

When the military is pressed into offering solutions, one of the things that comes ...

THE NEW COLD WAR: HOW RUSSIA IS WINNING

President Putin is employing a strategy of exhaustion to undermine the will and resources ...

TRADE IN A ZERO SUM GRAND STRATEGY

The tenor of President Trump’s trade policy harkens back to mercantilism. While mercantilism has ...

PROTECTING HUMAN DIGNITY IN WAR: AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE — A PODCAST

Most of the time, law [of warfare] is one war or two wars late. ...

FRANKEN-NATO: GIVING NEW LIFE TO AN OLD EUROPEAN DEFENSE AMBITION?

If European Union powers ditch the alliance in favor of mounting an EU defense ...

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 ...

HOW IGNORING SOCIAL COHESION WEAKENS THE FIGHT AGAINST EXTREMISTS

Combating communism required that the United States apply a comprehensive and sustainable approach . ...

THE BEST BAD OPTION: NUCLEAR DETERRENCE & NORTH KOREA

While there are no easy choices for what to do about North Korea, a ...

MILITARY OPTIONS FOR NORTH KOREA: A CASE FOR PREVENTATIVE WAR

The U.S. now finds itself in a position of accepting the North Korean nuclear ...

CHINA’S CARRIER FLEET SAILS INTO ITS OWN

Chinese development of a homegrown aircraft carrier fleet points to the country’s organic ability ...

STRATEGIC ENDS, NOT TACTICAL MEANS: BETTER WAYS TO BUILD PARTNER CAPACITY

The U.S. lacks both the physical and intellectual means to build institutional capacity. Such ...

SEA LEVEL RISE: SINK OR SWIM

The question is no longer whether [the effects of sea level rise] will manifest, ...

THE PROBLEM WITH RULES FOR U.S. MILITARY INTERVENTION

Rules are wonderful. … Yet rules have limitations, too, and we should be careful ...