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Monday, July 27, 2015

Issue 25

Does Political Correctness Pose a Threat to the Military?
Background Essay
Poster Collection, US 06031, Hoover Institution Archives.
Background Essay

Political Correctness And The American Military

by Williamson Murrayvia Strategika
Monday, July 27, 2015

One of the major worries that confronts those who study the American military at present is the question as to whether the accommodation of its units to the social and political agendas of a portion of America’s elite might not in the long run damage what has been for the past thirty years the most competent combat organization in the world.

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Poster Collection, US 06628, Hoover Institution Archives.
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The Real Danger Of Political Correctness

by Thomas Donnellyvia Strategika
Monday, July 27, 2015

The corrosive effects of “political correctness” in modern American society are unlikely to divide “traditionalists” from “accommodationists” among the ranks, but they are all but certain to widen the gap between soldiers and statesmen.

Poster Collection, US 06780, Hoover Institution Archives.
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Surgical Strike

by Andrew Robertsvia Strategika
Monday, July 27, 2015

A series of recent controversies have brought to the fore the central question of how much military protocols need to be updated, on both sides of the Atlantic, to accommodate social and political agendas.

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Poster Collection, US 06031, Hoover Institution Archives.
Monday, July 27, 2015

Issue 25

Does Political Correctness Pose a Threat to the Military?

Background Essay

by Williamson Murray Monday, July 27, 2015
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Issue 24

Are carrier groups, traditional fighter wings, and infantry divisions anachronistic or will they remain timeless assets in both conventional and unconventional warfare of the future?

Background Essay

by Thomas Donnelly Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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by Max Boot Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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by Frederick W. Kagan Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Issue 23

Will NATO survive as a credible alliance - and should it?

Background Essay

by Peter R. Mansoor Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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by Josef Joffe Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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by Ken Jowitt Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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by Ralph Peters Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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by Bing West Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Issue 22

How will new gas and oil production affect, if at all, America’s military and geostrategic role abroad?

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by Williamson Murray Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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by Kori Schake Thursday, March 26, 2015
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by Walter Russell Mead Thursday, March 26, 2015
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, March 30, 2015
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Strategika: “The Relentless Innovators: The Military’s Culture of Excellence” With Bing West

interview with Bing West via Strategika
Thursday, June 25, 2015

How the United States military continues to adapt to new international threats.

Strategika: “A History of Violence: The Changing Face Of Warfare,” With Thomas Donnelly

interview with Thomas Donnellyvia Strategika
Thursday, June 25, 2015

How the West was seduced by the prospect of replacing soldiers with technology.

Strategika – “NATO: The Once And Future Alliance” With Peter Mansoor

interview with Peter R. Mansoorvia Strategika
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

How NATO has survived—and will continue to prosper—in the post–Cold War era. Military historian Peter Mansoor explains the historical trajectory of NATO, how it adjusted after the demise of the Soviet Union, and why it will survive the current threats from Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

Strategika – “Will the West Still Fight?” With Josef Joffe

interview with Josef Joffevia Strategika
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Have the United States and Europe simply run out of steam?

Strategika: “More Energy, Fewer Problems?” with Williamson Murray

interview with Williamson Murrayvia Strategika
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The economic and strategic implications of the US energy boom.

Strategika: “An Abundant Energy Future?” With Walter Russell Mead

interview with Walter Russell Mead via Strategika
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

How will new energy resources affect America’s standing in the world?

Strategika: “Energy Resources: A Curse or a Blessing?” with Kori Schake

interview with Kori Schakevia Strategika
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

What the United States’ energy revolution means for the nation’s future.

Strategika: “How to Combat Putin” with Paul Gregory

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia Strategika
Friday, March 13, 2015

How the West can push back against Russian aggression.

Strategika: “America’s Ambiguous Russia Policy ” with Angelo Codevilla

interview with Angelo M. Codevillavia Strategika
Friday, March 13, 2015

The search for clarity in Washington’s approach to Moscow.

Strategika: “Understanding Putin” With Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Strategika
Friday, March 13, 2015

What are the ultimate goals of Russian aggression?

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