The Pen and the Sword
On remembering war
In today's episode of The Pen and the Sword, Adin is joined by Randy "Charlie Sherpa" Brown, author of "FOB Haiku" and Barry Alexander, author of "On Afghanistan's Plains." The trio discuss the various ways in which we talk about and remember war, the role of humor in bridging the civilian-military divide, and more.
Guest Episode - War Stories, 1.1
Today, we're featuring a guest episode of a new project from MWG members Adin Dobkin and Angry Staff Officer. You can find their show, War Stories, at www.warstoriescast.com. In Northern France on July 14th, 1916, a cavalry unit from Hyderabad made what most consider to be the final cavalry charge of World War I before the invention of tanks. The unit, Deccan Horse, represented the last gasp of the old way of battle — a way upended by the grinding slog of the Great War. This is their story.
On diversity and fiction in national security
In the inaugural episode of the Military Writers Guild's podcast, The Pen and the Sword, Tyrell Mayfield, August Cole, and Adin Dobkin discuss diversity in military and national security conversations, the role of fiction in these debates, and writing for service members and civilians.