The Ancient Art of Modern Warfare
E26: From the Sea to the Stars

E26: From the Sea to the Stars

May 31, 2020

The enduring attributes for Seapower dominance can provide insights for the Spacepower Domain. COL Jayson Altieri, US Army Retired and Instructor at the Air War College joins me to examine the distinct and essential characteristics of seapower and what lessons we can draw from that for understanding spacepower the Ancient Art of Modern Warfare.

E25: Spacepower P3 From Landpower Dominance to Spacepower Theory

E25: Spacepower P3 From Landpower Dominance to Spacepower Theory

May 20, 2020

This podcast steps down from high level military theory to practical application of what Landpower dominance looks like, and why it has been and will continue to be essential for military success. This provides a basis for thinking about the unique and essential role of Spacepower dominance.

E24 Spacepower Theory P2: The Theory of War

E24 Spacepower Theory P2: The Theory of War

May 4, 2020

To develop a theory of warfare for the spacepower domain we need to look at military theory as it already exists. Understanding the overall framework of war lets us understand how the Space domain is both distinct from land, sea, and air power domains and how the space domain is essential to achieving the ends of military theory.

E23: Towards a Theory of Spacepower

E23: Towards a Theory of Spacepower

April 18, 2020

The US Space Force is organized and new Spacewar doctrine will soon be published, but what is the overarching theory for the Space Domain of warfare? How might this differ from long-standing land, air and space power theory? This is an introduction to a multi-part discussion with some of the best people I know to discuss military theory.

E22: The Ancient Art of Modern Biological Warfare

E22: The Ancient Art of Modern Biological Warfare

April 7, 2020

How long has biological warfare been with us? How effective has it been? What are its real dangers and how can we manage the risks? Reflecting the current challenge civilization faces right now, this podcast addresses the history and impact of biological warfare.

E21 Privatizing Peace Part 2

E21 Privatizing Peace Part 2

March 30, 2020

In this podcast continues the discussion with Doug Brooks, founder of the International Peace Operations Association, discussing the challenges that standards compliant companies face in post-conflict and fragile state markets and how to meet those challenges.

E20 Privatizing Peace Pt1 with Doug Brooks

E20 Privatizing Peace Pt1 with Doug Brooks

March 23, 2020

Along with Proxy Warfare, we also see the rise of proxy peace-fare. Contractors perform roles that many people see as proper to governments. Doug Books, founder of the International Peace Operations Association, discusses the role contractors perform in post-conflict and fragile States.

E19: The Rise of Quasi-Mercenary Organizations

E19: The Rise of Quasi-Mercenary Organizations

March 15, 2020

The emergence of Quasi-Mercenary Organizations challenges the concept of State monopoly of violence and the legitimacy of PMCS. Governments and other stakeholders need to work together to meet this threat. Originally intended for presentation to the UN Working Group on Mercenaries.

E18 Just War with Iran? with CH(BG) Pat Dolan

E18 Just War with Iran? with CH(BG) Pat Dolan

February 6, 2020

With the proliferation of proxy wars, anti-terrorism operations, and mercenaries, can we still fulfill the criteria for justice in going to war and justice in the conduct of war? COL Mayer and BG Dolan discuss this question using the example of recent actions between the United States and Iran.

E17 Perpetual Peace

E17 Perpetual Peace

January 18, 2020

The idea of Democratic Peace depends on two things, a republican democracy and an educated and active citizenry. This ideal drove US policy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and again a century later