Can The Navy And The Air Force Get Along? By Robert Haddick

SmallWarsJournal.com February 25, 2012 This Week at War Can The Navy And The Air Force Get Along? By Robert Haddick In my Foreign Policy column, I discuss how the Navy and Air Force are cooperating on the Air-Sea Battle concept. But it may not be enough to save America's forward presence strategy. In a recent …

It’s Smart Defense, Stupid…The European Common Security and Defense Policy and Hegemony in the 21st Century by Matteo B. Scianna

Editor's Note:  Matteo Scianna suggests that Europe can use smart power and its combined economic power to contribute to defense in its near abroad.  Specifically, the U.S. can lead from behind to help to foster this in European states.  Europe is facing significant economic troubles that add some centrifugal forces to the EU.  Is a concept for smart defense …

Profile of a Royal Navy Innovator: Or where is our Jacky Fisher?

By Scott Bowden Sir John Arbuthnot (Jacky) Fisher, 1841-1920. At the end of the 19th century, the Royal Navy was the most powerful and well-respected naval force in the world. For the previous 100 years, numerous attempts to challenge the Royal Navy’s supremacy at sea had failed and had left Great Britain with an empire that …

World War III in the Making: Can Russia and China Stop a Strike on Iran? by Gilbert Mercier

Regime Change in Syria as a Preliminary Stage for an Attack on Iran As the civil war in Syria intensifies, an intense diplomatic battle is on the way world wide between two blocks. On one hand are Israel, the United States and its European vassals, the UK, France and Germany and on the other hand …

4 Ways to Become a Leader People Want to Follow: By Tim Peters

We’ve all had bosses we were proud to follow. People we’d do anything for. Even run through brick walls. On the other hand, most of us have also had bosses we follow only because, well, they’re the boss. So what separates the leaders we want to follow from the leaders we have to follow? The answer lies in the …

10 things that drive me crazy in leadership: by Ron Edmonson

There are some things in leadership that I could honestly say I despise. Perhaps you have your own list, but this is mine. Here are 10 things that drive me crazy in leadership: Responsibility without authority – If you ask someone to lead something; then let them lead. Small-mindedness – I like big dreams and …

Sun Tzu or Bismarck: Who will Prevail in the 21st Century?

NATIONAL SECURITY By CHUCK SPINNEY | February 20, 2012 The first three chapters in Sun Tzu’s timeless classic “The Art of War” describe how to make net assessments by comparing your strengths and weaknesses and those of your adversary and how to formulate strategy. Near the end of Chapter 3, he sums up his advice, saying, “Know your enemy …