Modern War Institute

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 ...more

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March 01, 2017 00:31:00
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Ep. 22 - On Writing and War

In this episode, four writers discuss the ways that writing can help clarify our thinking about war—past, present, and future—and process firsthand experiences at war. ...

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February 14, 2017 00:31:28
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Ep. 21 – "Tunnel Warfare, Robots, and the Future Battlefield" with IDF Brig. Gen. Nechemya Sokal

Brig. Gen. Nechemya Sokal, chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces’ Technology and Logistics Branch, discusses battlefield challenges the IDF has confronted, the solutions put in place, and how those solutions came to fruition. We talk tunnel warfare, autonomous systems, and the future of war. ...

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January 25, 2017 00:17:31
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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 to the future of war. ...

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January 11, 2017 00:40:42
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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. ...

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December 22, 2016 00:34:34
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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? ...

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December 07, 2016 00:41:44
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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.  ...

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