A Path for Impactful Disruption
By Robert Leach, Modern War Institute: “Innovation is the lifeblood of progress, and in the context of the military, it is a crucial component of keeping pace with today’s rapid technological evolution.”
By Ved Shinde, the interpreter: “The might of the U.S. military no longer guarantees world order. There are new actors and new ecosystems in play.”
By Nathan Levine, UnHerd: “America has retired as world policeman.”
China’s Zombie East China Sea Policy
By Denny Roy, The Diplomat: “The decade-old approach is failing to gain any substantial benefit, while maximizing the chances of an accidental war that Beijing does not want.”
In a time when U.S. competitors are investing heavily in information and influence operations, Army Special Operations Command plans to reduce these branches and further subordinate them to other parts of special operations. This would be a mistake.
Nick sat down with Elliot to discuss the article, "Rocket-Powered Corruption: Why the Missile Industry Became the Target of Xi's Purge," which was published on January 18.
While a sophisticated grasp of the past has tremendous value for anyone in government, reducing it to a search for lessons detracts from sound historical understanding and misleads today’s strategic thinkers.
If America, with its alliances and other instruments of power, is an octopus, some countries get a helping tentacle, while others get strangled like a stray mollusk.
In his introduction to Vol. 7, Issue 1, the chair of Texas National Security Review’s editorial board, Frank Gavin, reflects on the joys of being a professor and expresses concern about the health of American universities.