The Art of Strategy – With Dan Cox & Bruce Stanley

In a world full of political, military, and geostrategic transitions, The Art of Strategy adds two more voices to the chorus of those that observe world events with concern over the potential for future conflict. By focusing on the most pressing current strategic security issues, the blog facilitates a lively discussion that will inform students, academics and practitioners. The blog is curated by Dan Cox and Bruce Stanley who have two decades of collective experience teaching military officers from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines at the US Army School of Advanced Military Studies.

Close-up of a US Flag patch as a US Army (USA) UH-60A Black Hawk (Blackhawk) helicopter returns to Ellington Field, Texas (TX), after delivering six pallets of relief supplies to Deweyville, Texas. The Army is contributing to the Hurricane Rita humanitarian assistance operations as part of Joint Task Force (JTF) Rita, led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in conjunction with the Department of Defense (DoD).  (USAF PHOTO BY SSGT JACOB N. BAILEY 050926-F-5964B-608)

No Easy Victory

Strategic leaders and the American public should recognize that ending wars will often result in something different from what was sought at the beginning.

Utility of Force – a Response to Yuval Noah Harari

Utility of Force – a Response to Yuval Noah Harari

Hope alone does not create stability among states: coherent national strategy does.

Why Russian Hybrid Warfare Is a Threat To … Russia.

Why Russian Hybrid Warfare Is a Threat To … Russia.

Hybrid warfare was a long-term strategic miscalculation and Putin and his successors will likely regret the expenditures that this strategy has produced.

How to Convince Kim Jong Un to Denuclearize North Korea

How to Convince Kim Jong Un to Denuclearize North Korea

The time for negotiation between the US, China and North Korea is now. Let us just hope a cloistered and paranoid Kim Jong Un is willing to come out of his shell.

U.S. Army Sgt. David M. Pooler of 1st. Platoon, Able Company, 2-503 Battalion Airborne, 173 Airborne Brigade Combat Team from Vincenza, Italy scans the area across the Kunar river as he provides security iin the Noorgal district on May 01, 2010, Konar province, Afghanistan.  This was part of a community development council meeting.  (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Lorenzo Ware/ Released)

The Art of Strategy

In a world full of transitions, it is important to add more voices to the chorus of those that observe world events and are concerned with the potential of future conflict.

Opportunity and Peril in the North Korean Standoff

Opportunity and Peril in the North Korean Standoff

Most pundits have determined that Kim Jong Un has consolidated power and is now about to, irrationally, strike out against South Korea and her allies. But, what if this assumption is an error?

What if the Hybrid Warfare/Threat Concept Was Simply Meant to Make Us Think?

What if the Hybrid Warfare/Threat Concept Was Simply Meant to Make Us Think?

Hybrid warfare is yielding much academic discourse. Yet as the concept currently stands, it is too unbounded conceptually to drive foreign policy or effective military practice.

No Help is Coming: The Syrian-Turkish Strategic Quagmire

No Help is Coming: The Syrian-Turkish Strategic Quagmire

With numerous strategic pitfalls to intervention in Syria, there is little chance that Article V will be invoked by Turkey to bring in a NATO intervention force.

Where the Heck is Central Sulawesi and Why Should I Care?

Where the Heck is Central Sulawesi and Why Should I Care?

Sulawesi’s situation has the potential to turn into a Darfur or Southern Philippines-type conflict. The disturbing aspect of this conflict is that it is not on any radar screens in the west.

Casting Long Strategic Shadows

Casting Long Strategic Shadows

As American foreign policy begins to represent a crusade, surely it is time to reconsider the strategic shadows that the post-Cold War foreign policy initiatives have cast.

Western Military Intervention in Somalia: The Correct Approach

Western Military Intervention in Somalia: The Correct Approach

As dark as the past two decades for Somalia have been, the stability and development coupled with the demise of Al Shabab and a concerted attack on Somali piracy point to a brighter future.

Rethinking Air/Sea Battle Before It Is Too Late

Rethinking Air/Sea Battle Before It Is Too Late

Instead of dying, the Air/Sea Battle concept has done nothing but pick up steam. The biggest problem with it is that it forces China to feel like enemy number one. Hopefully, they won’t start acting like enemy number one.

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