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It Takes a Land Force to Defeat a Land Force: Russo-Ukrainian War Assessment

Season 2, Ep. 18

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  • 18. Frank Hoffman on the Four Frames of War, Part I

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    Amos C Fox (03 May 2024): "Precision Paradox and Myths of Precision Strike in Modern Armed Conflict," The RUSI Journal, DOI: 10.1080/03071847.2024.2343717Amos C. Fox (01 May 2024): "The Israel-Hamas conflict: ‘You might not be interested in attrition, but attrition is interested in you’," Small Wars & Insurgencies, DOI: 10.1080/09592318.2024.2346128Amos C. Fox: The Principles for the Future of Warfare & Stand-Off Warfare, Association of the United States Army Landpower Essay No. 24-2 (April 2024). https://www.ausa.org/publications/principles-future-warfare-and-stand-warfare
  • 16. Daniel Byman on Proxy Wars and Armed Conflict

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    Amos Fox, "Precision Paradox and Myths of Precision Strike in Modern Armed Conflict," RUSI Journal (2024). https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03071847.2024.2343717.
  • 12. Andrew Carr and Problem-Based Strategy

    52:55
    In this episode of the Revolution in Military Affairs podcast, Dr. Andrew Carr discusses his paper "Strategy as Problem Solving: A Framework for Understanding the Changing Character of Contemporary Competition." The paper examines how great power competition in the 21st century is different from traditional geopolitical competition and argues that a new approach to strategy is needed to address these challenges. Dr. Carr also discusses the role of strategy in addressing specific problems and the importance of asking good questions in the process. Carr defines strategy as problem-solving in complex systems and argues that strategists need to focus on diagnosing problems rather than setting goals. Carr posits that the term "strategy" has become an overused buzzword and proposes a redefinition that centers on problem-solving and harnessing complexity science. Carr also discusses the idea of strategy as problem solving a methodology that differs from traditional approaches to teaching strategy. He also discusses ways to teach this methodology, including the use of case studies and the need for active learning in professional education.