Center for Strategic Communication

Small Wars and Big Thoughts

[by Mark Safranski / “zen“] U.S. Marines display captured flag of Nicaraguan rebels led by Augusto Cesar Sandino While pop-centric COIN may be dead, small wars and irregular warfare will always be with us. We might say they are in the fourth or fifth generation; are...

Churchill’s oratory, American might

[ by Charles Cameron — some thoughts on Churchill while prepping a post re Cole Bunzel’s new paper ] . Let’s pre-amble around a bit, before we get to Cole Bunzel‘s important new paper, The Kingdom and the Caliphate: Duel of the Islamic States in my next post: the...

War, Games and morale

[ by Charles Cameron — on gaming “living and moral forces” — with a whiff or two of Montaigne ] . ** Let’s start with Clausewitz, On War. He says — and we’d be wise to pay attention — “most of the matters dealt with in this book are composed of equal parts of physical...