Strategic Landpower is Dead. Long Live Strategic Landpower.

*Note: This essay was originally published on the Modern War Institute’s Commentary & Analysis site. As a policy initiative, Strategic Landpower never really lived. Though a brief topic of interest in 2013, when the service chiefs of the Army, Marine Corps, and US Special Operations Command wrote a combined White Paper (“Winning the Clash of…

It’s time for the military to take pandemics seriously

*Note: This essay was originally published on the Modern War Institute’s Commentary & Analysis site. Mother Nature is the world’s greatest murderer – far better than Stalin, Mao, Hitler, and Pol Pot combined – yet the military weirdly refuses to take infectious disease and pandemics seriously. Fact 1: Global deaths caused by infectious diseases are…

On Growing Strategists: Beating Back the Credentialists and the Ageists

*Note: This essay was originally published on the Modern War Institute’s Commentary & Analysis site. Two recent essays pertaining to the development of military strategists and Army strategic leaders have been lighting up the transom.  They’re both well written and well read, but their prescriptions should be taken with a grain of salt.  And here…