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Area 45: Into The Wild Blue Yonder With Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson

interview with Heather Wilsonvia Area 45
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

How does the Air Force maintain and improve weapons procurement, recruitment, military air superiority, and address the changing role of pilots in 21st Century warfare?

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On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

On November 11, 1918, the guns fell silent on the Western Front, bringing the Great War to a close. This French war-bonds poster from late in the war, with its soldier and ragged banner, hints at the conflict’s gargantuan trail of destruction.

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Revolution Comes to Stanford

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Remembering Alexander Kerensky: leader of the short-lived Russian Provisional Government that ruled between the czar and the Bolsheviks, he spent his later years at Stanford, hoping for “the resurrection of liberty in my land.”

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Two Roads

by Mark Koyamavia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

Why did Japan and China take such divergent paths into the modern world?

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Area 45: H.R. McMaster – “A Warrior Thinker”, Pt. 2

interview with H. R. McMastervia Area 45
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

McMaster discusses why he joined the Trump White House and how he oversaw the National Security Council.

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Area 45: H.R. McMaster – “A Warrior Thinker”, Pt. 1

interview with H. R. McMastervia Area 45
Sunday, October 28, 2018

McMaster recounts what attracted him to military service and lessons learned from a career as a “warrior thinker.”

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Strategika Issue 54: Space Force And Warfare In Space

via Strategika
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Strategika Issue 54 is now available online. Strategika is an 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.

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The Space Force’s Value

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Strategika
Monday, October 15, 2018

Imagine what power would accrue to the nation were its military—on the ground, at sea, and in the air—to be backed by a force able to decide whether or how any other country might benefit from objects in orbital space; if that nation were to control access to orbit, securing such objects and benefits for itself. Today, who can do what to whom in or by using orbital space makes a big difference. The world’s significant militaries live by information from and communications through objects in orbital space. Inevitably, sooner or later, one will bid for the comprehensive capacity to control that space. Better that America be first. Establishing the U.S. Space Force will endow people with the mission—the goal, the will, and the interest—to make U.S. control of space happen.

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Military History Workshop Explores Great Power Rivalries

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Great power rivalries are replacing the post-Cold War global order, with some nations rising while others are declining, according to Hoover Institution military historians.

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quoting Michael McFaulvia Long Island Weekly
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

From Cold War To Hot Peace is an account of a diplomat who was a child of the Cold War who also held a lifelong yearning for relations between the United States and Russia. 

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Military History Working Group


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.