By Nathaniel L. Moir, RealClearDefense: "Undeniably, technological innovations have shaped warfare throughout history as they will in the future. However, as we cannot rely only on tactical and operational skill ..."
Talk to any Pentagon official these days and they'll raise two big issues: the peak in defense spending and the threat that China poses to our American way of life. In a new Defense One op-ed, Mackenzie Eaglen explains that while defense spending has been advertised for years, there is grave concern for a government-wide spending freeze. Defense leaders are struggling to make the case on China to the American people dwelling far beyond the swamp. Whether it be China's influence in Hollywood or its efforts to censor free speech on Twitter, policymakers must make their case to the American people in ways that the people both understand and see happening in their daily lives. Read it here.
By Lorris Beverelli, Strategy Bridge: “Each level of war is essential to achieve success, and are all equally important. The Arab-Israeli War of 1973 provides an illustration of why the tactical level is essential."
The Persistent Relevance of Revolutionary Warfare
By Octavian Manea, Small Wars Journal: "It should be no surprise for readers to recognize that when it came to his analysis of war in Southeast Asia in the 1950s and 1960s, Fall already had a detailed and profound grasp of the Hague and Geneva Conventions and, more broadly, laws governing warfare."