About.

This website is a collection of the writings of ML (Matt) Cavanaugh. It contains essays and ideas that fall into about three phases. It began as a fairly rough and tumble personal blog from 2010 to 2012. Its second phase was as a website dedicated to the study of the use of force, WarCouncil.org, from late-2013 to mid-2015 (material that has also since migrated to form the original backbone of the Modern War Institute’s Commentary & Analysis site). Nowadays, this site hosts a wider variety of pieces, published elsewhere or privately written, on strategy in particular or life in general, that have come from Matt’s mind (and pen).

As always, all the content on this site, including all essays, are unofficial expressions of opinion; the views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of West Point, the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or any agency of the US government.