This is the podcast of WAR ROOM, the official online journal of the U.S. Army War College. Join us for provocative discussions about U.S. national security and defense, featuring prominent national security and military professionals.
AFRICOM was never conceived to be a warfighting command. It was conceived to be a soft-power hybrid command. Then history intervened and the Libya situation came about. Every day I see this dramatic tension played out – ‘Are we soft-power based or a wa...
There [are] a lot of preconceived notions about Mahan. . . I got it. Big fleet. Big guns. Big battleship. World War II proved him wrong. Moving on! There's a . . . way of dismissing Mahan and a lot of his more interesting aspects to his writing.
In a hierarchical organization like the military…we have a hard time having very honest discussions. We don’t want to be politically incorrect. We don’t want to offend people…So we will address problems. Or say something is the concern. When in fact,
[Kautilya] is considered the first great political realist. Most international relations scholars treat [his Arthashastra] as a treatise of unvarnished realism. - In this third episode of War Room’s special series on Great Strategists,
You have Sun Tzu saying, 'This is kind of the environment in which we live. It's bloodier; it's more warlike, so you probably can't be more peaceful. You probably can't re-establish the old order. So maybe we can just make warfare less bloody and have ...
This is the biggest idea. . . . There is no cookbook [of] how to wage war. There is no formula, people. There is no secret out there. Clausewitz believed that war is such a complex activity, shaped by its own time and circumstances,
America has been very good at accelerating conflict. We have the technology, we have the means, and we have the strategy … but a lot of times, you may look at it and wonder if our opponents are playing a longer game. In this War Room podcast,
It is leaders and ideas that make the War Colleges, especially today, necessary and vital In this War Room Podcast, “Why War Colleges?” Andrew A. Hill interviews the 50th Commandant of the U.S. Army College, U.S.
[The National Security Strategy] is not really a strategy document. When everything is said and done, the National Security Strategy ... is a political document of the first order. ... Every Administration has to create political consensus internally a...
Economic integration … and security for the whole region … is the articulated Chinese representation of the Belt Road Initiative, but is that really true? https://warroom.armywarcollege.edu/wp-content/uploads/17-050-China-Belt-Road-Initiative.mp3 -