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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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...

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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...

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August 10, 2016 00:31:35
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"West Point and the War in Iraq" with LTG Robert L. Caslen Jr.

The Modern War Institute has an exclusive discussion with LTG Robert L. Caslen Jr., 59th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy about his...

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August 04, 2016 00:27:19
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Ep. 9 - "What Makes Violent Actors Tick?" with Dr. Benedetta Berti

MWI sits down with Dr. Benedetta Berti, researcher, author, and TED speaker to discuss the rise of violent non-state actors and how security professionals...

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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...

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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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