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The Military-Intelligence Complex

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, November 3, 2019

Many retired high-ranking military officers have gone beyond legitimately articulating why President Trump may be wrong on foreign policy, and now feel free to smear him personally or speak openly of removing their commander-in-chief from office. And the media and the bipartisan foreign-policy establishment are with them every step of the way.

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Area 45: Joe Felter: The Pentagon’s National Defense Strategy

interview with Joseph Felter via Area 45
Monday, November 4, 2019

In an era of competitive influence with China and Russia, what are the policy implications for the Indo-Pacific region? 

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Democracy Is Under Attack In Post-Wall Europe – But The Spirit Of 1989 Is Fighting Back

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and Europe’s velvet revolutions, a new generation is standing up to the populists.

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Marshalling The Troops: The Proliferation Of Defense Cooperation Agreements In The Age Of Alliances

by Christopher R. O’Deavia Military History in the News
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The announcement that the United States had signed a new security agreement with Greece in early October highlights the increasing use of bilateral “defense cooperation agreements,” or DCAs, during an era of multilateral security alliances covering large geographic regions and numerous countries.

Leadership in War: Essential Lessons from Those Who Made History

by Andrew Robertsvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

A comparison of nine leaders who led their nations through the greatest wars the world has ever seen and whose unique strengths--and weaknesses--shaped the course of human history, from the bestselling, award-winning author of Churchill and Napoleon.

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Author Andrew Roberts On His New Book “Leadership In War”

interview with Andrew Robertsvia Fox News
Monday, October 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Andrew Roberts discusses his latest book, Leadership In War: Essential Lessons From Those Who Made History.

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Sextus Julius Frontinus, Stratagems (after 84 A.D.) & The Aqueducts of Rome (97–98 A.D.), Loeb Classical Library 174 (Mary B. McElwain, ed.; Charles E. Bennett, trans.)

by Christopher R. O’Deavia Classics of Military History
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Roman Empire flourished in large measure because it built logistics infrastructure to support civil administration of conquered territories. Roman roads enabled commodities and other goods from interior estates to be transported to coastal ports for shipment to the capital, and also provided an efficient network for moving its legions among the growing roster of provincial seats. But those provincial cities, often in arid areas, could not have grown beyond the size of military garrisons without the water supplied by Roman aqueducts.

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Jimmy Lai And The Fight For Freedom In Hong Kong

interview with Jimmy Laivia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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Democracy and freedom currently hang by a thread in Hong Kong. How much longer will China tolerate dissent before violently crushing the protests? What is America's role and responsibility in the fight to save liberty in Hong Kong?

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Area 45: Navy Capt. Christopher Sharman On Vietnam’s “Balancing” Act

interview with CAPT Chris Sharmanvia Area 45
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The efficacy of soft power in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

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George Shultz Discusses His New Book Thinking About The Future.

interview with George P. Shultzvia C-SPAN
Friday, October 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow George Shultz discusses his new book Thinking about the Future.

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The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.