Strategika

Strategika

Issue 16

What will be the immediate strategic repercussions, if any, of the scheduled radical pruning of the size of the American military?
Background Essay
Poster Collection, US 4642, Hoover Institution Archives.
Background Essay

Size Isn’t All that Matters

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Strategika

Repercussions of quantitative changes in military forces are relative strictly to those forces’ specific missions and deployments.

Podcast: Strategika: “Fighting to Win” with Angelo Codevilla
Featured Commentary
Poster Collection, US 1153, Hoover Institution Archives.
Featured Commentary

The U.S. Cannot Wish Away Its Present Security Concerns

by Kiron K. Skinnervia Strategika

Grand strategy requires states to have a long-term plan. It also requires that means and ends be clearly articulated and calibrated to each other. The Obama administration’s long-term plan appears to shift U.S. economic and military assets away from the Middle East and toward Asia. The Middle East, however, shows no signs of relinquishing its role as the world’s central battleground. Furthermore, means and ends are mixed together as priorities under the Obama doctrine.

Podcast: Strategika: “Planning for Defeat” with Kiron Skinner
Featured Commentary

Pruning the U.S. Military: We Will Do Less But Must Not Do It Less Well

by General Jim Mattisvia Strategika

Clearly America's military will continue to shrink. Across our body politic from fiscal conservatives to those who support increasing entitlements to those unimpressed with the last ten or forty years of America's role on the international stage, there is no longer in Washington adequate vision or sufficient political will to restrain the downsizing of our military. 

Poster Collection, US 4642, Hoover Institution Archives.

Issue 16

What will be the immediate strategic repercussions, if any, of the scheduled radical pruning of the size of the American military?
Okhrana Records, Box 237, Hoover Institution Archives.

Issue 14

Are 20th-century-style conventional military assets and strategies still relevant, or are they being replaced by drones, cyber-warfare, counterinsurgency, and satellite technologies?
Poster Collection, RU/SU 2165, Hoover Institution Archives
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Issue 13

Can or should the West try to stop Vladimir Putin's attempts to reabsorb portions of the old Soviet Union?

Background Essay

by Kori Schake Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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by Ralph Peters Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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by Kiron K. Skinner Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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by Paul R. Gregory Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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by Victor Davis Hanson Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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by Angelo M. Codevilla Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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by Peter R. Mansoor Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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Strategika: “Planning for Defeat” with Kiron Skinner

by Kiron K. Skinnervia Strategika
Friday, August 15, 2014

The dangerous distance between means and ends in Barack Obama’s foreign policy.

Strategika: “Fighting to Win” with Angelo Codevilla

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Strategika
Friday, August 15, 2014

History’s lessons about military effectiveness.

Poster Collection, INT 00398, Hoover Institution Archives.

Strategika: “A Brief History of Nuclear Weapons” with Josef Joffe

by Josef Joffevia Strategika
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

How and Why Countries Decide to go Nuclear.

Harold Melvin Agnew Motion Picture Film, Hoover Institution Archives.

Strategika: “A World of Nuclear Instability” with Josiah Bunting III

by Josiah Bunting IIIvia Strategika
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Examining the Prospects for the Future Use of Nuclear Weapons.

Harold Melvin Agnew Motion Picture Film, Hoover Institution Archives.

Strategika: “The Nuclear Future” with Williamson Murray

by Williamson Murrayvia Strategika
Friday, July 18, 2014

The Prospects for Nuclear Proliferation in a Dangerous Age.

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Strategika is a new online journal that analyzes ongoing issues of national security in light of conflicts of the past—the efforts of the Military History Working Group of historians, analysts, and military personnel focusing on military history and contemporary conflict.

Our board of scholars shares no ideological consensus other than a general acknowledgment that human nature is largely unchanging. Consequently, the study of past wars can offer us tragic guidance about present conflicts—a preferable approach to the more popular therapeutic assumption that contemporary efforts to ensure the perfectibility of mankind eventually will lead to eternal peace. New technologies, methodologies, and protocols come and go; the larger tactical and strategic assumptions that guide them remain mostly the same—a fact discernable only through the study of history.