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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November 18, 2016 00:37:14
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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. ...

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November 02, 2016 00:25:21
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Ep. 15 - "Intelligence Operations on the Modern Battlefield" with GEN (R) Michael Hayden

MWI talks to GEN (R) Michael Hayden, former NSA and CIA director, about the changes in the way we collect and use intelligence and how that will influence the modern battlefield. ...

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October 26, 2016 00:25:48
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Ep. 14 - "Assessing Emerging Trends" with COL Michael Loos

The MWI podcast sits down with COL Michael Loos, commander of the Army Asymmetric Warfare Group, to discuss how they work to support the operational force through observation and analysis of emerging technologies and tactics. We also talk the AWG's approach to training and preparation of units and leaders. ...

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October 04, 2016 00:18:32
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Ep. 13 - "The American Soldier Experience" with Sebastian Junger

The Modern War Institute talks Sebastian Junger's new book "Tribe" and about his on the ground experience in Afghanistan. Hosted by Cadet Mitchell Magill. ...

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September 27, 2016 00:24:12
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Ep. 12 - "The Modern Nature of Casualties" with Dr. Tanisha Fazal

Dr. Tanisha Fazal, an associate professor of Political Science and Peace Studies at Notre Dame, discusses the changing nature of the kill-to-wounded ratio in war and how casualties in modern war impact soldiers, policymakers, and the public. ...

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August 31, 2016 00:28:28
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Ep. 11 - "Tactical Economics" with MAJ Jon Bate

MAJ Jon Bate discusses his recently published paper on how tactical economics influence decision-making and the modern battlefield. We talk both macro and micro-economic considerations and how the Army should understand the impact of economic interventions. You can find the full copy of his paper at mwi.usma.edu. ...

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