Tag: Theater Strategy and Campaigning

THE CHALLENGES OF KEEPING SPACE SECURE (LEADER PERSPECTIVES)

There is nothing we do in the joint force that isn’t enabled by space. ...

KNOWING WHEN A WAR IS UNWINNABLE — GENERAL FREDERICK C. WEYAND (GREAT CAPTAINS)

He realized that in a democracy, military success is not sufficient General Frederick C. ...

A TALE OF TWO HILLS: THE MYTH AND REALITY OF THE BATTLE OF BAYONET HILL

Units have ignored clear evidence that Bayonet Hill actually took place more than a ...

CLEARING THE BATTLEFIELD: WHY DE-MINING IS A POWERFUL U.S. CAPABILITY

Humanitarian Mine Action is one way for the DoD to really support the other ...

HOW A HOMING PIGEON SAVED THE LOST BATTALION OF WORLD WAR I (DUSTY SHELVES)

Pigeons were treated with very high regard in the military … much like working ...

FACING A FUTURE WITH ORGANIZED WEAPONIZATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Propagandists now exercise increasing sophistication in their communications In February 2019, in (Indian-administered) Southern ...

REBRANDING THE REBALANCE: ASSESSING U.S. INDO-PACIFIC STRATEGY (INDO-PACIFIC SERIES)

Three visions currently compete for American strategy in the region, but none are likely ...

HOW TO TELL THE STORY OF A WAR: THE OIF STUDY

[General Odierno] felt that we’d spent the first several years of the Iraq War ...

FROM COMPETITORS TO COALITIONS: CAN ARMY SPECIAL OPS FORCES SHOW THE WAY WITH CHINA?

It is not hard to conceive various scenarios in which the U.S. and Chinese ...

“GOOD ALLIES”: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON AFGHANISTAN

War is complex. States often have multiple objectives for sending their sons and daughters ...

CONVENTIONAL AND UNCONVENTIONAL WAR ARE NOT OPPOSITES

It seems that Western military forces are doomed to reinvent the wheel every time ...

RELIVING THE CIVIL WAR THROUGH BATTLEFIELD STAFF RIDES

It’s natural to ask what can we gain from this ‘old war’? … You ...

LEARNING PAINFUL LESSONS FROM AFGHANISTAN

Conflicts, both in Afghanistan as well as at home, will continue to have both ...

REMOTE WARFARE & RISKS OF RELYING ON LOCAL FORCES

‘Is Remote Warfare Cheaper?’ ‘So that’s a really hard question to answer. … We ...

REFLECTIONS ON THE HUE CITY MASSACRE (ANNIVERSARIES)

It was the largest battle in the [Vietnam] war in terms of numbers of ...

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE “NEW” U.S. STRATEGY FOR AFRICA

The new strategy seems far less a “strategy” and much more akin to a ...

THE PARTNERSHIP OF ROBERT E. LEE AND STONEWALL JACKSON (GREAT CAPTAINS)

As the Campaigns of 1862 move forward, Lee turns to Jackson more and more ...

*SECOND* BEST FIELD ARMY COMMANDER: WHITEBOARD RESPONSE

attributes essential for field army command: professional competence, courage (physical and moral), initiative, self-confidence, ...

THE *SECOND* BEST FIELD ARMY COMMANDER — A WHITEBOARD

Destroying enemy armies provides the best litmus test for ranking great army commanders Who’s ...

FIGHTING SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN WAR: CONTEXT MATTERS

any efforts to reduce sexual violence in conflict are unlikely to succeed without addressing ...