Modern War Institute

The Modern War Institute podcast is the flagship podcast of the Modern War Institute at West Point. ... more

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July 14, 2016 00:22:17
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Ep. 8 - "War in the Greater Middle East" with Dr. Andrew Bacevich

We talk to Dr. Andrew Bacevich about his new book "America's War for the Greater Middle East" and how security professionals and leaders can prepare for the complexities  of current and future war. ...

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May 27, 2016 01:00:59
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Ep. 7 - "War and Recovery with the Most Wounded Commander in the Army" with MAJ DJ Skelton

We sit down with MAJ DJ Skelton, USMA class of 2003, to talk about his experiences in Iraq, Afghanistan, and as a wounded warrior. ...

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April 22, 2016 00:29:43
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Ep. 6 - "The Story of Wanat" with SSG Ryan Pitts

We talk with SSG Ryan Pitts, Medal of Honor recipient, about 2008's Battle of Wanat. His unit experienced a large scale, determined attack in the mountains of Afghanistan which resulting in nine Americans killed. We hear his story and discuss ways that further leaders can prepare themselves for situations similar to those he experienced. ...

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April 06, 2016 00:19:41
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Ep. 5 - "Zombies and Global Security" with Max Brooks

We talk to Max Brooks, writer of the Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z, and Harlem Hellfighters, about how a zombie plague can help us understand current and future security issues.  ...

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March 24, 2016 00:30:37
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Ep. 4 - "The Evolving US Template to Global Security" with Eric Schmitt

The United States currently has a limited appetite for large scale deployment of conventional forces, but the security situation around the world is tenuous. Today, the United States has avoided large deployments through drone warfare and proxy support. We talk with New York Times reporter Eric Schmitt about where and how that template is being used and how effective the larger operational template is in handling global security threats. ...

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March 15, 2016 00:23:10
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Ep. 3 - "The Once and Future Mission" with Michael O'Hanlon

We talk to Michael O'Hanlon from the Brookings Institution about the current state of the Army, what the future of the Army holds, and how juniors leaders and security professionals can prepare. ...

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