Tag: Theory of War and Strategy

*SECOND* BEST FIELD ARMY COMMANDER: WHITEBOARD RESPONSE

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

JOHN WARDEN AND THE ENEMY AS A SYSTEM (GREAT STRATEGISTS)

The great benefit of looking at John Warden’s system is that it [employed] effects-based ...

WE NEED AN AI-BASED ENEMY ANALYSIS TOOL … NOW!

Right now, AI programs struggle to beat capable human adversaries, but it is only ...

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH FORCE AFTER YOU WIN?

We don’t have a sophisticated genre about what do militaries do in the wake ...

A ‘BIG DATA’ APPROACH TO WINNING THE ASYMMETRIC FIGHT

Fundamentally in asymmetric conflicts, the struggle is over information that comes from the [local] ...

JOHN BOYD AND THE “OODA” LOOP (GREAT STRATEGISTS)

The OODA loop kinda represents how … humans and organizations learn, grow, and survive ...

THE *SECOND* BEST FIELD ARMY COMMANDER — A WHITEBOARD

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

REMEMBERING WORLD WAR I: WHITEBOARD RESPONSE (PART 2)

Planners for future wars must in the next war push the boundaries of where ...

REMEMBERING WORLD WAR I: WHITEBOARD RESPONSE (PART 1)

‘if only the politicians had let us do our jobs’ remains a powerful military ...

DOCUMENTS CAN LIE, TOO: THE “LESSONS” OF HISTORY (PART 3)

You cannot help but approach your sources from your own experiences and backgrounds Our ...

JUDGES, NOT LAWYERS: THE “LESSONS” OF HISTORY (PART 2)

You cannot help but approach your sources from your own experiences and backgrounds Our ...

“HISTORY TEACHES US” NOTHING: THE “LESSONS” OF HISTORY (PART 1)

HISTORY IS NOT A BOX OF FACTS, IT IS A STATE OF MIND History ...

REMEMBERING WORLD WAR I: A WHITEBOARD

Men and women of all races and backgrounds were transformed by the war, whether ...

HALLOWEEN WHITEBOARD: THE UNDEAD GENERALS, PART 1

she laid her hand upon this nation, this corpse, and it rose and followed ...

WHITEBOARD RESPONSE: DOES ‘BROADENING’ WORK?

Broadening experiences are essential to the development of Army leaders—both Officer and Enlisted Thanks ...

FOREIGN FIGHTERS ARE NOT FOREIGN TO INSURGENCIES

If you look at all the civil wars over the past two hundred years, ...

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 ...