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So, which is it? Do we forget our history and are therefor doomed to repeat it, or are we always preparing to fight the next war?
As we finish up the final chapter of our participation in Afghanistan after well over a decade, and reflect on the changes in the arch of the Muslim world from the Atlas mountains to Mindanao - what do we need to intellectually, retain for what is coming "next?"
With one eye on historical patterns and another on developing economic, demographic, and political trends - what do we need to do to man, train, and equip the armed forces best positioned to address what we think we will face, but will be flexible enough to flex to what we don't know?
Our guest for the full hour will be John Nagl, Lt Col USA (Ret.), PhD, presently the Minerva Research Professor at the US Naval Academy, previously the President of CNAS.
Dr. Nagl was a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Military Academy Class of 1988 who served as an armor officer in the U.S. Army for 20 years. His last military assignment was as commander of the 1st Battalion, 34th Armor. He led a tank platoon in Operation Desert Storm and served as the operations officer of a tank battalion task force in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Nagl taught national security studies at West Point and Georgetown University and served as a Military Assistant to two Deputy Secretaries of Defense.
He earned his Master of the Military Arts and Sciences Degree from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and his doctorate from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.
He is the author of Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam and was on the writing team that produced the U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual. His writings have also been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, among others.
DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable with Col. Chadwick W. Clark, director, COIN Training Center Afghanistan, NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan. Col. Clark will discuss the Counterinsurgency Training Center - Afghanistan and how it enhances coalition forces, the Afghan National Security Force and other Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan agencies' capabilities to reduce insurgent influence. Counterinsurgency Training Center - Afghanistan
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The United States has fought three counterinsurgency wars in the past half century, all of which have or are about to turn out less than resoundingly victorious. You would think America would get the hang of counterinsurgency warfare, getting it right eventually; but there are lessons American political leaders never learn.
What is the significance of this new Argentine Pope? How could this humble and simple man from Buenos Aires (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) the impact Pope John Paul II had on world affairs? It’s difficult to imagine President Barack Obama and Pope Francis working in tandem against today’s threats.
TRUE SKOOL RADIO presents The Cell: Counterinsurgency Against Black Youth with guest Kalonji Jama Changa What do prisons, drugs, and wack ass rap music have in common? Yup, y'all guessed it, sustained warfare against people who would normally resist U.S. empire. Tonight's show will feature audio and commentary about how this manifests. Peep game and call in to voice your thoughts. In th second hour to discuss the aftermath of the Troy Davis execution among many other things, we
Lieutenant Colonel John Lewis Cook, United States Army (Retired), “served as the Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Interior in Kabul, Afghanistan, with responsibility for developing the force structure for the entire Afghan National Police. As of 2012, this force totals 157,000. From March 2008 until August 2012, his access and intimate associations with all levels of the Afghan government and coalition forces have provided him with an unprecedented insight into the policies
Interview w/COL Daniel S. Roper, Director, U.S. Army and Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Center
THIS SHOW IS A REREUN OF THE BROADCAST FIRST BROADCAST ON 26TH JAN 2011 James S. Robbins is senior editorial writer for Foreign Affairs at The Washington Times, Executive Director of the American Security Council Foundation and Senior Fellow in National Security Affairs at the American Foreign Policy Council. He specializes in counterterrorism, counterinsurgency and military history. He served in government for ten years, and was awarded the Chairman of the Join
Dr. Andrew Gordon, research associate professor at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) will discuss UrbanSim, ICT’s computer-based game to support the training of military commanders and their staffs in complex counter-insurgency and stability operations. Dr. Gordon is the project leader for UrbanSim and will talk about where and how the application is being used, as well as ICT’s development of methodology to ensure training objectives are being met.
This week on Assata Radio we being a series on the prison-industrial complex. We're going to dig into prisons, law, and business and how they all work together to make some wealthy and keep the rest of us poor. We expose prisons as the conerstone of the ongoing political economy of slavery and the extension of jim-crow into the 21st century. We'll also show how prisons are a key part of the counter-insurgency war against African people and the African community.
Today we're talking about military life lessons with Army Trainer Edwin Kennedy:
DMH = Department of Military History
CSI = Combat Studies Institute (the name of the former history department of the staff college)
CGSC = Command and General Staff College
CARL - Combined Arms Research Library (the college library)
CAC = Combined Arms Center (Fort Leavenworth)
COIN - Counterinsurgency
James S. Robbins is senior editorial writer for Foreign Affairs at The Washington Times,
Executive Director of the American Security Council Foundation and Senior Fellow in National
Security Affairs at the American Foreign Policy Council. He specializes in counterterrorism,
counterinsurgency and military history.
He served in government for ten years, and was awarded the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award.
Approaching 43rd anniversary of The Tet
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