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One Tree Line at a Time: Breaching Russian Defenses in Ukraine

Nick and Mike sat down for an in depth discussion of what it would take for Ukraine to achieve a true breakthrough against Russian forces. Mike also evaluated Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s recent visit to Washington, D.C., Ukraine’s strike on the Black Sea Fleet headquarters and the potential impact of ATACMS. Image: Ukrainian Ministry of...

Thu Sep 28, 2023 10:50
Nuclear Brinkmanship in AI-Enabled Warfare: A Dangerous Algorithmic Game of Chicken

Russian nuclear saber-rattling and coercion have loomed large throughout the Russo-Ukrainian War. This dangerous rhetoric has been amplified and radicalized by AI-powered technology — “false-flag” cyber operations, fake news, and deepfakes. Throughout the war, both sides have invoked the specter of nuclear catastrophe, including false Russian claims...

Thu Sep 28, 2023 10:50
Dueling Generals on Training and Readiness

Ryan was happy to welcome back Lt. Gen. Brian Robinson and Lt. Gen. Andrea Tullos back onto the show. These Air Force leaders lead Air Education and Training Command and Air University, respectively, the latter of which is a major component of the former. As such, they work together all the time (and aren’t dueling, but fun title right?). In this episode,...

Wed Sep 27, 2023 23:42
In Brief: The Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh

A lot happens every day. Alliances shift, leaders change, and conflicts erupt. With In Brief, we’ll help you make sense of it all. Each week, experts will dig deep on a single issue happening in the world to help you better understand it. *** Last week, Azerbaijan launched a military operation into the breakaway enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, home to...

Wed Sep 27, 2023 15:07
The U.S. Government Should Stockpile More Critical Minerals

The 2022 National Defense Strategy describes China as America’s “most consequential strategic competitor for the coming decades.” Yet the United States is unprepared to fight a major war against the Chinese military — or even to arm Ukraine against the Russian military, as evidenced by the defense industrial base’s struggle to replenish munitions like...

Wed Sep 27, 2023 10:48
Biting Off What It Can Chew: Ukraine Understands Its Attritional Context

Among the vineyards seeded with improvised explosive devices in Zhari, Kandahar, there was no possibility of maneuver. By 2012, the Taliban had place so many improvised explosive devices in the area that any attempt at doing the battle drills taught by the U.S. Army to suppress and maneuver on an enemy were suicide. The Taliban were innovative. They...

Tue Sep 26, 2023 10:52

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