The Forgotten Threat: North Korea as America’s Most Durable, Dangerous, and Diverse Enemy

*Note: This essay was published at War on the Rocks on December 9, 2015. It can also be found online here.  The Forgotten War has become the Forgotten Threat. The Korean Peninsula is a strategic orphan, “usually considered background noise” compared to media darlings like Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Islamic State (ISIL), Russia, and even Cuba. The…

Aloha, Military Strategy: A West Point Teacher’s Last Letter to His Cadets

Image provided by Flikr user US Army. By Major Matt Cavanaugh *Editor’s Note: Those who have followed the WarCouncil site know I’m an assistant professor at West Point, where I teach DS470: Military Strategy.  Unfortunately, I find myself at the end of my three year teaching tour, and this summer I will move on to the Korean Peninsula. At the…