Tag: Theory of War and Strategy

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 ...

THE BEST BAD OPTION: NUCLEAR DETERRENCE & NORTH KOREA

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

MAHAN AND SEA POWER — GREAT STRATEGISTS (EPISODE 4)

There [are] a lot of preconceived notions about Mahan. . . I got it. ...

KAUTILYA, THE ARTHASHASTRA, AND ANCIENT REALISM — GREAT STRATEGISTS (EPISODE 3)

[Kautilya] is considered the first great political realist. Most international relations scholars treat [his ...

THE MANY TRAPS OF THUCYDIDES & THE VIRTUE OF COMPLEXITY

Imposing an artificial simplicity on Thucydides’s work makes it harder to understand the full ...

SUN TZU AND THE ART OF WAR — GREAT STRATEGISTS (EPISODE 2)

You have Sun Tzu saying, ‘This is kind of the environment in which we ...

ON CARL VON CLAUSEWITZ – GREAT STRATEGISTS (EPISODE 1)

This is the biggest idea. . . . There is no cookbook [of] how ...

WRONG AND USEFUL: MODELS AND METAPHORS FOR STRATEGY

No strategic model is a perfect representation of war, but some … offer valuable ...

CHRONOS, KAIROS, AND THE USE OF TIME IN STRATEGY — A PODCAST

America has been very good at accelerating conflict. We have the technology, we have ...

BLACK SWAN, RED BEARD: RECOGNIZING THE UNEXPECTED

The real challenge with black swan events is not accurate anticipation, but timely recognition. ...