US Secretary of Defense James Mattis spent the tail end of last week in Seoul and Tokyo conferring with allies about the extreme challenge posed by a belligerently nuclear North Korea. When he gets back, Secretary Mattis should provide President Donald Trump with an option to straitjacket the rogue regime with consistently stiff military restraints to enable diplomacy. Pin down their arms and North Korea’s only option will be to talk. North Korea is a uniquely vexing challenge with a rapidly closing solution window. Adm. Harry Harris, commander of US Pacific Command, calls them his “most volatile and dangerous threat” because their violent...Read More
Author: ML Cavanaugh
Fiction offers a powerful tool with which to think about future war. But to apply lessons from works of fiction to real-world planning, MWI non-resident fellow ML Cavanaugh turns to a tried-and-true military instrument: the After Action Review.Read More
To succeed on the battlefield, we need to recognize that we cannot accurately predict or adequately prepare for war, and we need to understand the reasons why.Read More
MWI Non-Resident Fellow ML Cavanaugh argues that creating a General Staff will help to prepare the military for the new challenges it will face in the twenty-first century.Read More
Americans and Russians use very different shaving implements, and this fact provides an extremely useful representation of our equally different approaches to war and strategy.Read More
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