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The Modern War Institute podcast is the flagship podcast of the Modern War Institute at West Point. Featured guests include senior military and defense leaders, scholars, and others who discuss the most important issues related to modern conflict.
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Latest Episodes…

  1. Ep. 20 - "Championing Creativity" with Max Brooks

    Max Brooks talks about how creativity can only succeed if someone takes up and works for new ideas. From Army doctrine to weapons development to organizational management, championing creativity has to happen to allow new ideas to grow and spread. We talk how that applies to the Army today and ...

    2017-01-25

  2. Ep. 19 - "Leadership on Your Worst Day" with MoH Recipient SSG Sal Giunta

    Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. (Ret) Sal Giunta discusses his actions in the Korengal Valley in 2007, how he managed keep calm under duress, and what he was fighting for. ...

    2017-01-11

  3. Ep. 18 - "The Autonomous Battlefield" with August Cole

    We talk with August Cole about how autonomous systems will shape the future battlefield and how they are beginning to appear today. Where on the battlefield will autonomous systems be used and which domains will see the most profound changes? ...

    2016-12-22

  4. Ep. 17 - "Catching Saddam Hussein" with Eric Maddox

    MWI talks to Eric Maddox, former US Army interrogator, about how he developed a new way to conduct interrogations. His interrogations eventually led to information about the whereabouts of Saddam Hussein.  ...

    2016-12-07

  5. Ep. 16 - "Achieving Tactical Overmatch" with MG (R) Robert Scales

    MWI talks with "Scales on War" author and former Army War College Commandant MG (R) Robert Scales. We discuss how the role of the infantry has changes and how we might increase the lethality and effectiveness of the frontline fighting force. ...

    2016-11-18