Tag: Theory of War and Strategy

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 ...

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 ...

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