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#151 The Strange Tale of the Norden Bombsight

  • TED Talk by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Summer 2011
  • Ted Talks

“In war, the chief incalculable is the human will.”

B.H Liddell Hart

Team,

Technological advances provided US forces with an asymmetric advantage and contributed significantly to American victories, most notably Operation Desert Storm. The “Big Five” provided ground forces with overwhelming firepower while Global Positioning System navigation provided precision for maneuvering on the battlefield. Through technological superiority, Army forces can provide national leaders with additional options, capture the initiative rapidly, and create multiple dilemmas for an adversary on the battlefield. However, technological superiority on its own, does not [View Full...]

#150 Risk Culture: Similarities & Differences between State and DoD

  • Major Bryan Groves
  • Summer 2012
  • Center For The Study of Interagency Cooperation

Team,

In the first of our two article series, last week’s professional reading by Brigadier General (Retired) Rickey Rife examined the character traits, institutional values, and personality preferences of the Department of State and Department of Defense and the challenges of converging political and military capabilities in the pre-9-11 era. In this week’s follow-up article, MAJ Bryan Groves from the Arthur D. Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation, provides an interesting perspective as he explores how differences in risk aversion and resources are the causal factors for the similarities and differences between DoS and DoD. This more contemporary piece reinforces the differences between the two departments but provides us with the opportunity to [View Full...]

#149 Defense is from Mars, State is from Venus: Improving Communications and Promoting National Security

  • then-Lieutenant Colonel, now Brigadier General (Retired) Rickey Rife
  • May 1998
  • Small Wars Journal

Team,

Responding to crises, addressing the drivers of conflict, and achieving sustainable political outcomes require the application of all elements of national power (diplomatic, information, military, economic, financial, intelligence, and law enforcement). Projecting national power requires military leaders to synchronize and integrate the capabilities and efforts of multiple partners to ensure unity of effort and accomplish missions across the range of military operations. In this first of two weekly readings, Brigadier General (Retired) Rickey Rife writes on the challenges of converging political and military capabilities in the pre-9-11 era. Next week’s subsequent professional reading by Bryan Groves from the Arthur D. Simons Center for Interag [View Full...]

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The Strange Tale of the Norden Bombsight

  • TED Talk by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Summer 2011

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#150 Risk Culture: Similarities & Differences between State and DoD
Major Bryan Groves, Summer 2012
#149 Defense is from Mars, State is from Venus: Improving Communications and Promoting National Security
then-Lieutenant Colonel, now Brigadier General (Retired) Rickey Rife, May 1998
#148 Military Review October 1992
Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, October 1992
#147 Revitalizing Wargaming is Necessary to Be Prepared for Future Wars
Mr. Bob Work and General Paul Selva, December 8, 2015
#146 The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region
Dr. Michael Auslin, June 16, 2017
#145 Reflections on TRADOC’s Analysis of the Yom Kippur War (pages 220-225)
General (Retired) Donn A. Starry, Mach 16, 1999
#144 Some New, Some Old, All Necessary: The Multi-Domain Imperative
William Dries,
#143 Lethality Upgrade: Why a New Stryker Variant is Needed on the Modern Battlefield
Captain Andrew Gregory, US Army, May 11, 2017
#142 The Indo-Asia Pacific and the Multi-Domain Battle Concept
General Robert Brown, Commander of U.S. Army Pacific , March 2017
#141 What the Past Teaches about the Future
Max Boot, Issue 44, 1st quarter 2007, Go to Subsection <b class="text-primary">RECALL</b>, page 109
#140 That Elusive Operational Concept
Brigadier General (Retired) David Fastabend, June 2001
#139 Grant’s Disengagement from Cold Harbor (pages 176-209 found in the book Cold Harbor to the Crater)
Gordon Rhea, September 28, 2015