Tag: Theory of War and Strategy

HEZBOLLAH, ISRAEL’S BIGGEST CHALLENGE AMONG ARAB GROUPS

Roles in the Syrian civil war have fostered Hezbollah’s growth into a more traditional ...

HANNIBAL AND THE MARCH THROUGH THE ALPS (GREAT CAPTAINS)

His strategy was to strike directly at the heart of Rome … [he selected] ...

WHITEBOARD RESPONSE: IS THE US MILITARY TACTICALLY PROFICIENT, BUT STRATEGICALLY DEFICIENT? (2 OF 2)

maybe the grandiose version of strategy is overrated. A nation that muddles along may ...

THE ART OF WRITING HISTORY

Write in a way that is interesting to you. Write in a way that ...

WHITEBOARD RESPONSE: IS THE US MILITARY TACTICALLY PROFICIENT, BUT STRATEGICALLY DEFICIENT? (1 OF 2)

If strategy is what you do when you run out of money, our post ...

FROM THE DEAD OF WINTER: WASHINGTON AND VALLEY FORGE

[Washington] believes that if the Army is forced to disperse in order to feed ...

WILLIAM T. SHERMAN: THE FIRST ‘MODERN’ GENERAL (GREAT CAPTAINS)

He understands the psychology of war matters, and he is intent on trying to ...

VIETNAM — ONE MARINE’S PERSPECTIVE

I wrote to my mother, who was living in France, saying, ‘We’re not going ...

THREE PIONEERS OF AIRPOWER — GREAT STRATEGISTS (EPISODE 5)

They saw airplanes … come into reality as weapon systems … and they became ...

WHITEBOARD: IS THE US MILITARY TACTICALLY PROFICIENT, BUT STRATEGICALLY DEFICIENT?

It is striking how much difficulty the United States has had converting its tactical ...

HOW MEMORIES OF MY LAI INFLUENCED MILITARY PROFESSIONALISM

There is one thing for the event to occur; but the manner in which ...

“STAR WARS” AS A LENS FOR GRAND STRATEGY?

Instead of what the Melian dialogue tells us, which is that ‘Might Makes Right,’ ...

LEARNING STRATEGY THROUGH FILM — A PODCAST

Films can bring to life war’s battles, leaders, examples of strategic decisions, and examples ...

HYBRID WAR: ATTACKING THE ‘CIVIL’ IN CIVIL SOCIETY

Western military leaders have been operating “in the blind” because they never thought their ...

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

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

KILLING WITH AUTONOMOUS WEAPONS SYSTEMS

Do technologies drive our values, or do our values drive our technologies? “Officers take ...

GEORGE WASHINGTON: THE LESSONS OF FAILURE (GREAT CAPTAINS)

Washington [will] realize early on that he is playing a losing hand and has ...

GREAT CAPTAINS: COMMAND & THOSE WHO DID IT BEST

Greatness … should be judged by some combination of leaders’ political impact; strategic, operational, ...

WHY IS THE VIETNAM WAR EXPERIENCE STILL RELEVANT? — A PODCAST

The success of the Fifties was giving away to the uncertainty of the Sixties, ...

THE UTILITY OF MILITARY FORCE

Democracies have the burden of legitimacy. They must prove that their actions are consistent ...

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