By Travis D. Howard, CIMSEC: A" recent independent review of the Navy's cybersecurity posture, completed in March 2019, was predictably harsh on our Navy's current culture, people, structure, processes, and resourcing to address cybersecurity. For many of us within the Information Warfare discipline, much of this report does not come as a shock, but it does lay bare our cultural, structural, and procedural problems that the Navy has been struggling with since the turn of the century."
Dissecting Strategic Decision Making
By Frank Hoffman, Strategy Bridge: ""The rationale for going to war was not deeply interrogated—indeed it was never even debated in an NSC meeting. The President and his senior officials did not make certain to acquire all the information available at the time; repeatedly they ignored or bypassed the testimony of experts."
By Stanley J. Wiechnik, Strategy Bridge: "Sometimes social events occur that change the character of interstate conflict in ways no new military technology or improved doctrine can address. The last time this happened was during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815)."
Threat of Nationalism to the State Power of Democracies in the Information Age
By James P. Micciche, Divergent Options: "Historically, both scholars and political leaders have viewed nationalism as an advantageous construct that enhanced a state’s ability to both act and exert power within the international system. Contrary to historic precedence, nationalism now represents a potential threat to the ability of modern democracies to project and exercise power due to demographic trends, globalized economies, and the information age."
By Aaron Kliegman, The Washington Free Beacon: "America's geopolitical situation and strategic thinking during the pre-9/11 Bush years resemble those of today in many ways."
By Gregory Daddis & Jesse A. Faugstad, War on the Rocks: "There is an inherently aspirational quality to strategic planning. Former U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gordon R. Sullivan may have famously argued that “hope is not a method,” but strategy still centers upon hoping to achieve or avoid possible outcomes."
From the Somme to the Persian Gulf, Lessons on Shows of Force
By Charles Glass, Stratfor Worldview: "Wars rarely turn out as their authors predict. For the United States, this has been true of Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq. The same may be said one day of Iran."