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You've long known the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College as the go-to location for issues related to national security and military strategy with emphasis on geostrategic analysis. Now we're bringing you access to SSI analyses, scholars, and guests through SSI Live.

You've long known the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College as the go-to location for issues related to national security and military strategy with emphasis on geostrategic analysis. Now we're bringing you access to SSI analyses, scholars, and guests through SSI Live.
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Carlisle, PA

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You've long known the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College as the go-to location for issues related to national security and military strategy with emphasis on geostrategic analysis. Now we're bringing you access to SSI analyses, scholars, and guests through SSI Live.

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English


Episodes

SSI Live 075 – Rotational Deployments vs. Forward Stationing

9/15/2017
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Continuing security challenges in Eastern Europe as well as saber rattling on the Korean Peninsula have raised questions once again about the capabilities, posture, and positioning of U.S. overseas forces. In this podcast, SSI Live host Dr. John R. Deni examines the reasons why the Army has become an increasing U.S.-based force, assesses the shift toward rotational peacetime deployments over the last several years, and offers a series of practical recommendations for returning balance to...

Duration: 00:15:02


SSI Live 074 – The Trump Administration's New Afghanistan Strategy

8/25/2017
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On 21 August, President Trump announced a new strategy toward the conflict in Afghanistan, America's longest war. What's new about the strategy? Does a renewed focus on Pakistan, and the role it plays in Afghanistan, have any chance of succeeding? And how will the new approach toward the war affect broader U.S. objectives with regard to Afghanistan? The SSI's Dr. Chris Mason, author of The Strategic Lessons Unlearned from Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, discusses these and related...

Duration: 00:17:27


SSI Live 073 – At Our Own Peril: DoD & Risk Assessment

7/11/2017
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How does DoD go about defining, identifying, and mitigating risk? Are DoD risk assessment practices and procedures effective and useful to the Department and other stakeholdiers? SSI Research Professor Nate Freier joined Dr. John R. Deni to discuss the release of a major U.S. Army War College study on DoD risk assessment. Prof. Freier led an interdisciplinary team of faculty and student researchers in researching and writing At Our Own Peril: DoD Risk Assessment in a Post-Primacy World....

Duration: 00:20:17


SSI Live 072 - Great Power War: Growing BCTs and an Expanded Army

7/5/2017
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– Is the Army ready for a ‘Great Power War’ against a peer competitor, in terms of the number of Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs)? If the Army had to double in size, what challenges would it face in terms of expanding the number of maneuver units? What steps should the Army consider to overcome these hurdles? Over the last nine months, an interdisciplinary team of Army War College student researchers, under the direction of Dr. Tony Echevarria, have examined issues related to great power war...

Duration: 00:12:51


SSI Live 071 - Great Power War: Organization, Materiel, and an Expanded Army

6/21/2017
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Is the Army ready for a ‘Great Power War’ against a peer competitor, in terms of its organization and materiel? If the Army had to double in size, what challenges would it face in terms of expanding its organization and ensuring sufficient materiel? What steps should the Army consider to overcome these hurdles? Over the last nine months, an interdisciplinary team of Army War College student researchers, under the direction of Dr. Tony Echevarria, have examined issues related to great power...

Duration: 00:08:47


SSI Live 070 - Great Power War: Personnel and an Expanded Army

6/12/2017
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Is the Army ready for a ‘Great Power War’ against a peer competitor, in terms of personnel? If the Army had to double in size, what challenges would it face in terms of expanding its personnel pool? What steps should the Army consider to overcome these hurdles? Over the last nine months, an interdisciplinary team of Army War College student researchers, under the direction of Dr. Tony Echevarria, have examined issues related to great power war and whether the Army is ready. One of those...

Duration: 00:13:53


SSI Live 069 - Great Power War: Military Intelligence and an Expanded Army

6/8/2017
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Is the Army ready for a ‘Great Power War’ against a peer competitor, in terms of military intelligence? If the Army had to double in size, what challenges would it face in terms of expanding its intelligence capability and capacity? What steps should the Army consider to overcome these hurdles? Over the last nine months, an interdisciplinary team of Army War College student researchers, under the direction of Dr. Tony Echevarria, have examined issues related to great power war and whether...

Duration: 00:13:06


SSI Live 067 - Great Power War: Special Operations Forces and an Expanded Army

6/1/2017
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Is the Army ready for a ‘Great Power War’ against a peer competitor, in terms of expanding its Special Operations Forces? If the Army had to double in size, what challenges would it face in terms of increasing Special Operations Forces? What steps should the Army consider to overcome these hurdles? Over the last nine months, an interdisciplinary team of Army War College student researchers, under the direction of Dr. Tony Echevarria, have examined issues related to great power war and...

Duration: 00:10:31


SSI Live 066 - Great Power War: Maintaining and Sustaining an Expanded Army

5/26/2017
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Is the Army ready for a ‘Great Power War’ against a peer competitor, in terms of maintaining and sustaining an expanded Army? If the Army had to double in size, what challenges would it encounter in maintaining and sustaining that large of a force? Over the last nine months, an interdisciplinary team of Army War College student researchers, under the direction of Dr. Tony Echevarria, have examined issues related to great power war and whether the Army is ready. One of those team members,...

Duration: 00:07:34


SSI Live 065 - Strategic Questions Loom Large in Middle East

5/23/2017
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On 24-25 May, NATO heads of state and government will meet in Brussels. This will be President Trump's first NATO summit, and although the meetings will lack the scope and number of initiatives and other deliverables many have come to expect from a formal alliance summit, there are some key, even contentious issues that will be addressed. In addition to whether and how the alliance contributes to the anti-ISIS coalition, burden-sharing is expected to be a major focus. Although not the...

SSI Live 064 - Strategic Questions Loom Large in Middle East

4/14/2017
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Last week's chemical attack by Bashar al Assad and the U.S. military response brought to the fore questions about the American approach to not simply Syria but the broader Middle East as well. Can the Trump administration pull together a multi-faceted strategic approach to complement tactical and operational successes? SSI Live host Dr. John R. Deni invited his colleague Dr. Chris Bolan to discuss the latter's just-published essay on this topic. Released 14 April 2017.

Duration: 00:16:47


SSI Live 063 - The 2017 USAWC Strategy Conference

3/24/2017
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On 26-27 April 2017, the U.S. Army War College will host its annual Strategy Conference in Carlisle, PA. Professor Trey Braun, the conference director this year, discussed the conference theme – the Changing Character of War – as well as the panels and keynote speakers with SSI Live host John R. Deni. Prof. Braun also explained how those outside the War College can observe and participate. Released 24 March 2017.

Duration: 00:09:17