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Book Discussion on Educating America's Military | feat. Joan John-Freese
Joan Johnson-Freese argued that the U.S. War College system was broken and no longer properly educated senior military officers.Professor Johnson-Freese spoke at the Harvard Coop in Cambridge, Massachusetts and responded to questions from the audience.
John Batchelor Show

Anti-drones activists plan month of protest over Obama's 'kill' policy | interviews Michael Vlahos
Professor Michael Vlahos discusses drones and its implications on future warfare.
Mother Jones
NATO Won't Use Drones to Kill Hackers (Most Likely) | quotes Michael Schmitt
"If somebody defaces my or NATO's desktop, that's hardly direct participation in armed conflict, and NATO would not be allowed to resort to armed force," Schmitt says. "It would make great TV, though—pure Hollywood."
TBS: This Morning Show w/Alex Jensen
3rd anniversary of Cheonan sinking | interviews Terence Roehrig
North Korea has never admitted to sinking the Cheonan, but there is little doubt in Seoul that the finger of blame points to Pyongyang. We reflect on this tragedy with Terence Roehrig, a professor of National Security Affairs.
Talk of the Nation on NPR News
It's Time To Beef Up The U.S. Coast Guard | interviews James Holmes
In an op-ed in Foreign Policy, James Holmes argues if and when that icy expanse opens regularly to shipping, the Arctic will need policing like any other marine thoroughfare, and he nominates the United States Coast Guard.
The Diplomat
Norway’s Arctic Power Play, Asia Dream | by visiting fellow Amund Lundesgaard
Situated in the northernmost corner of Europe and bordering the Arctic, Norway will in the future be situated squarely between the EU and East Asia, elevating its importance to countries in these regions and providing a new and prosperous business for coastal Norway.
New Atlanticist
Reason Finally Gets a Voice: The Tallinn Manual on Cyber War and International Law | quotes Michael Schmitt
Nearly fifteen years ago, in 1999, Schmitt, wrote the most important guidelines. Using criteria derived from traditional international humanitarian law, the “Schmitt Analysis” looked at key factors of an attack such as the severity, immediacy, and invasiveness to determine if it was a use of force or armed attack, and thus a violation of the UN Charter and thus international law.
John Batchelor Show
Red Star over the Pacific | interviews Toshi Yoshihara
Professor Toshi Yoshihara discusses China's rise and the challenge to U.S. maritime strategy.
Huffington Post
The New Rules Of Warfare | interviews Michael Schmitt and W.H. von Heinegg
When it comes to cyberwars, who can be a target, and what rules should nations play by? A new report from NATO suggests some ground rules for the next frontier of war.
Threat Post
Tallinn Manual Interprets International Law in Cyberwar Context | quotes Michael Schmitt
“What happens next and how it is adopted is up to the states,” said Tallinn Manual editor Michael N. Schmitt, chairman of the international law department at the United States Naval War College in Newport, R.I. “I’d like to think we did a thorough job identifying and capturing a complete interpretation of international law as it applies to cyber and hope it’s used by states to fashion their own legal positions.”
The National Interest
The Insider Threat to Airport Security | by NWC student Steven Goff
In February, a security breach in Antwerp, Belgium led to one of the biggest diamond heists in recent history. Under the cover of darkness, eight gunman in hooded police clothing gained access through an airport perimeter fence and drove onto the tarmac in two black vehicles with flashing blue police lights.
The Washington Times
U.S.-Israeli cyberattack on Iran was ‘act of force,’ NATO study found | quotes Michael Schmitt
The international group of researchers who wrote the manual were unanimous that Stuxnet — the self-replicating cyberweapon that destroyed Iranian centrifuges that were enriching uranium — was an act of force, said Mr. Schmitt, professor of international law at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I.
The Diplomat
America’s AirSea Battle, Arctic Style | by James Holmes
Call them American strategy's Odd Couple. Working together, the U.S. Coast Guard and Air Force could be the best defenders of U.S. policy in the Arctic Ocean, a theater that will expand and contract each year and where threats will — cross your fingers — remain modest in scope.
World Politics Review
China’s Xi Aims to Shore Up BRICS Influence | by Nikolas Gvosdev
Xi Jinping has arrived in Moscow, having chosen Russia as the first country to visit since his inauguration last week as president of China. After meeting with President Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials, Xi will then leave to attend his first BRICS summit in Durban, South Africa, where he will hold talks with the leaders of the "rising and resurgent" bloc of nations comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

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