Everything Old is New Again: Flawed Thinking About the Future of War

We therefore conclude that war does not belong in the realm of arts and sciences; rather…

Fighting ISIS in the City

In this episode of MWI’s Urban Warfare Project Podcast, John Spencer is joined by Maj. Gen.…

Understanding the Platoon Leader–Platoon Sergeant Relationship: A Conversation with Senior NCOs

For platoon leaders, one of the most important keys to success is developing a strong and…

War Books — Preparing for Great-Power Competition: A Fiction Reading List

“Great-power competition” has become one of the defining defense buzzwords of our time, if not the…

Artificial Intelligence and the Bomb: Nuclear Command and Control in the Age of the Algorithm  

Editor’s note: The following is based on an article by the author recently published in the…

Readiness During a Pandemic: When Should the Military Start Training Normally Again?

The COVID-19 crisis has rightly evoked passionate debate regarding the delicate balance between public safety and…

Is Urban Combat the Great Equalizer?

In this episode of MWI’s Urban Warfare Project podcast, John Spencer is joined by Col. Douglas…

The Problem with Great-Power Competition

Liberal internationalism has hallmarked the US strategic vision since the end of the Cold War. After…

It’s Time to Change the Way Your Unit Operates, Starting with Your Morning Meetings

We have known for years that the mili­tary’s work style placed unnec­essary—and often unsustainable—burdens on its…

NATO’s Eyes and Ears: The Baltics are Listening Posts in the Alliance’s Competition with Moscow—Again

When the famed American statesman George Kennan early in his career was stationed in Riga, the…