Introducing the Irregular Warfare Podcast

May 25, 2020 00:21:22
Introducing the Irregular Warfare Podcast
Modern War Institute
Introducing the Irregular Warfare Podcast
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Show Notes

The Irregular Warfare Podcast is a new collaboration between the Modern War Institute at West Point and Princeton University's Empirical Studies of Conflict Project. In this preview of the inaugural episode, hosts Kyle Atwell and Nick Lopez talk to Jake Shapiro, co-director of ESOC and Col. Pat Howell, director of MWI. The conversation tackles a fundamental question: What are "small wars"? Find the podcast on your favorite podcast app to hear the full conversation and subscribe so you hear future episodes, set to be released every two weeks.

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