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"Tactical Nukes are Back"
Lt. (j.g.) Andrea Howard, USN, talks to Bill and Ward about the history of tactical nuclear weapons and the state of current thought with respect to their use.
In the Enemy's House
  SPY Historian Vince Houghton sat down with NYT bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize nominee Howard Blum to discuss his newest book In the Enemy's House: The Secret Saga of the FBI Agent and the Code Breaker Who Caught the Russian Spies. This week’s SpyCast is brought to you by The Great...
On Realism
In this start of a new series on the ‘schools of thought’ of war and IR, Alasdair & Austin take a look into Neorealism. What is its history, what kind of picture does it paint the world in, and do they find it useful in their own...
Battleflags
Put yourself in the shoes of a museum curator. You have the funds to conduct some much needed preservation on battleflags captured by the US Navy from the War of 1812. To do that, you have to remove them from their home for almost a century. What happens when you all of a sudden find they are not...
It's All About the Sailors
Capt. John Cordle, USN (Ret.) talks to Bill and Ward about his most recent PROCEEDINGS article, titled "It's All About the Sailors," which deals with the challenges of training at sea and making sure sailors get enough rest to be effective and safe.
The Army's Future: Secretary of the Army Mark Esper
This episode of the MWI Podcast features a conversation with Secretary of the Army Mark Esper. As the senior civilian official in charge of the Department of the Army, his vision for the service and his priorities will shape the way the Army mans, trains, and equips over the coming years. He talks...
Project Solarium
PRESIDENT EISENHOWER'S PROJECT SOLARIUM WITH RICHARD IMMERMAN In the months after Dwight Eisenhower was inaugurated president, he initiated what became known as Project Solarium. Three teams were established to research different options for dealing with the Soviet Union and to present their...
On Representations of War
  Mick chats with Helen Berents, a lecturer at the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology and author of Young People and Everyday Peace. They chat about how war is represented in the media, video games, and political engagement. Helen highlights how the 'everyday' is...
How Do Great Strategic Leaders Develop Others?
“How do you really make a difference to inspire people around you?” WAR ROOM welcomes special guest Major General John S. Kem, the 51st Commandant of the U.S. Army War College to discuss leader development. Who does it well, and why is it so hard to do in the Army? What principles can leaders...
The Navy's Leadership Problem
In this episode of the PROCEEDINGS Podcast, Bill and Ward talk to Lt(j.g.) Daniel Stefanus, USN, a surface warfare officer who's won several USNI essay contests in recent years, on his techniques for writing about issues facing the Navy and leadership in the fleet in general.
Operation Chaos
SPY Historian Vince Houghton sat down with author Matthew Sweet, who has written on one of the most…extraordinary topics of the Cold War. His book, Operation Chaos: The Vietnam Deserters who Fought the CIA, the Brainwashers, and Themselves, is out now.
On MacArthur's Coalition
Mick chats with Peter Dean, a Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Western Australia and author of MacArthur's Coalition. They chat about the coalition commanded by General Douglas MacArthur in the Second World War. Peter discusses the effect of MacArthur's personality on the coalition as...
An Eye on the Fleet With Chris Cavas
With a new administration well over a year in and a clearer view of the direction our Navy is headed, now is a great opportunity to check in with one of the most knowledgeable observers on the maritime scene, Chris Cavas. Join us this Sunday from 5-6pm Eastern for an hour-long broad-ranged...
Preserving Military History: An Indian Perspective
Military history has been seen [in India] by the political and academic establishment as a forgettable legacy of our colonial past. WAR ROOM welcomes special guest Air Vice Marshal (Dr.) Arjun Subramaniam, who retired from the Indian Air Force after 36 years of service, to provides his...
What Is Virtual War?
In this episode of the Modern War Institute Podcast, retired US Army Col. Steve Banach joins to discuss the notion of “virtual war.” Banach spent 27 years in the Army, including nine years in the special operations community. As commander of the 3rd Ranger Battalion, he led the Rangers who...
What's the Point of Nuclear Weapons?
This week we've got a blast from the past. Here's what we said back then: This week Thomas Nichols helps us understand America’s current nuclear strategy … or lack thereof. This August marked the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Seven decades later, Washington and...
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