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More conversation and more content with a WOTR membership. https://t.co/Xh2pCOqn05Send us your informed analysis and commentary on foreign policy and national security issues. https://t.co/QvKsYUk1YKA new history of the 1953 CIA-backed coup that overthrew the Iranian government, from our sister publication… https://t.co/Gu7jNxtmaDA U.S. intervention on the cheap has only served to extend and make more tragic Syria's civil war https://t.co/IPLlUj9Bp2In practice, the Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy seems to really be about giving alternatives to China's Belt a… https://t.co/GrnG07a1KZWith Your Shield or On It @WarOnTheRocks https://t.co/QhnN2c8uJr
Retweeted by War on the RocksIn the current acquisition model, only known problems find solutions. A platform approach would let solutions find… https://t.co/oi3YHHWDzHYou could be exchanging views and reading recommendations with other WOTR readers in the War Hall right now. https://t.co/Xh2pCOqn05The EU's partnership with Turkey to ease the suffering of Syrian refugees has been well-intentioned but inadequate,… https://t.co/BsSbpbTq3nThe need for fuel keeps the military on a leash, as then-Gen. James Mattis observed in 2003. Sending micro nuclear… https://t.co/rVujqJddLsWhat role should retired generals and admirals play in the public conversation? https://t.co/Fgie9ha4YZComputers, smart phones, pharmaceuticals, finance: each of these sectors has supply chains in China that could and… https://t.co/0BqOYxRYddCongress should step up and use the war powers it already has https://t.co/lJ7IVJ7LtJOn perspective, and getting comfortable with surprise and uncertainty. Essential reading for decision-makers and an… https://t.co/vM7Iy6MBhK
11/20
2019
Where is the whole-of-government Indo-Pacific strategy the United States needs? https://t.co/tp8DHHFOtEHorns of a Dilemma talks the twinning of "fuel and family values" in this examination of oil and Christianity in mo… https://t.co/R4eyEsFK2nPolicymakers may not be interested in geopolitics, but geopolitics is interested in them. https://t.co/TUbC6CG15nIf you have ideas and the experience to back them up, War on the Rocks wants to hear from you. https://t.co/QvKsYUk1YKAmerica's policy toward Syria, both before and after Trump took office, deserves a long hard look, free from academ… https://t.co/0ahHU3mSOOSharp writing, smart podcasts, good scotch, interesting people to engage with: War on the Rocks has it all. Join us. https://t.co/Xh2pCOqn05The root of the problem with defense acquisition is DOD's dependence on a linear, requirements-first approach, whic… https://t.co/XsHqTUNeEqWith U.S. and Chinese forces in such close proximity in the East and South China Seas, the costs of failing to unde… https://t.co/NRBJb0eB9kIf you study war in any form, you should take the 26 minutes to listen to this podcast about who has the power to s… https://t.co/KIB9iSqcTAErdogan is using refugees to barter for his own political gains, claiming he would 'open the doors and send 3.6 mil… https://t.co/nUhPzSrEfhAccess to power has played a critical role in the long war against terrorism, at the cost of nearly 18,000 casualti… https://t.co/0EVOlR3RpoThe most valuable gift provided by an immersion in the past is humility. https://t.co/Z04LIlvKiCIt wasn't just oil and it wasn't just anti-communism that led the Eisenhower administration to fund a 1953 coup tha… https://t.co/fxhhypPXR0The focus on 'free, fair, and reciprocal trade' remains ill-defined, as the State Department likely recognizes that… https://t.co/cStj2GwVBLHypersonic Weapons: Tactical Uses and Strategic Goals @WarOnTheRocks https://t.co/ZrmDsYk96O
Retweeted by War on the RocksAre you a War on the Rocks member? https://t.co/Xh2pCOqn05When policymakers intervene without the resources to achieve a decisive result, they end up facing a choice between… https://t.co/pcuzHS1qu7A historian tackles a sensitive subject: the Armenian genocide debate https://t.co/fnWBfDMJ7D"Without the United States, China does not have the money." An argument for shifting production out of China to som… https://t.co/BKvOvUiYZ4"If the answer to every question is a wargame, wargames are probably being misused." This and other lessons from a… https://t.co/VAry3A2z6gA reading list on the People's Liberation Army https://t.co/0AGRlA2aaLThe 'Gospel of Crude' has realigned American politics over the last fifty years https://t.co/tdE6bjPHfOCiv-mil scholars stop by War on the Rocks HQ to talk about officers, op-eds, and governing https://t.co/Fgie9ha4YZNew Bombshell! An Asian focus this week: Mira Rapp-Hooper joins to discuss Japan and Korea, and everyone reviews wh… https://t.co/Rbw3YhYIdiUnable to return home, Syrians have become victims of an increasingly authoritarian Turkey and its failing relation… https://t.co/INEpP9T97ANet Assessment assesses the recently released Interim Report of the National Security Commission on Artificial Inte… https://t.co/koXyHqwgTERussia’s Strategy in the Black Sea Basin @WarOnTheRocks https://t.co/KukjTeGNVE
Retweeted by War on the RocksIn a @WarOnTheRocks essay, @KissingerCenter Director Francis J. Gavin explores the theme of ‘historical sensibility… https://t.co/mcDsKADcaW
Retweeted by War on the RocksAmerican strategists are not making full use of the geographic information available, to the country's detriment https://t.co/TUbC6CG15nA future American Army could live off the power supplied by a mini nuclear reactor in the bed of a tractor trailer,… https://t.co/iSBWfjX4G3Great to join @warontherocks for an important discussion about why Congress must step up and assert its constitutio… https://t.co/LwvtWV7tAA
Retweeted by War on the RocksThe conversation about civil-military relations heated up with the prominent role of retired generals in the 2016 c… https://t.co/Z5gtq7VAxIThis week's WOTR podcast is about who gets to send the United States to war, and why https://t.co/9ZbaZeNSkpThe 'Free and Open Indo-Pacific' remains a set of aspirations for which there is still no discernible overarching s… https://t.co/JDIK4HOdaVUnderstanding the Armenian genocide debate requires understanding what the Ottoman Empire faced on its eastern flan… https://t.co/oP79g8gYIPThe EU should use what leverage it has left over Turkey to ensure Syrian refugees there get the full benefit of hum… https://t.co/7eeGSVtYNwStale requirements, talent and cultural problems, and opaque contracting processes keep many U.S. companies from do… https://t.co/8gEINtPE2CEven under a more thoughtful leader, prolonging America's intervention in Syria would be foolhardy. https://t.co/IPLlUj9Bp2Perennial wisdom from the archives on the merits of a "historical sensibility:" a familiarity with the past and its… https://t.co/N676RuClD6Getting the Most out of Your Wargame - some excellent advice from @elliebartels on the design, purpose of, and lear… https://t.co/4sgBqPLLJL
Retweeted by War on the RocksFrom the archives: There's a lot of uninformed analysis about the Chinese military out there, but also a wealth of… https://t.co/oTf0OJolvgA key point in the war-powers debate: Military conflicts and interventions are too diverse to regulate effectively… https://t.co/OkCkimrxtlWhat national security functions can AI serve? New Net Assessment episode discusses. https://t.co/0ecVDlbqtCThe U.S. military has operated mobile nuclear power plants for over 60 years, at sea. Why not on the battlefield? https://t.co/nHhpEDXh2DMillions of Syrian refugees in Turkey are caught in the crossfire as relations deteriorate between their host natio… https://t.co/zZIDI6jh52Mental maps matter https://t.co/TUbC6CG15nDon't just provide weapons and training: 'capacity building' needs to include serious leadership training for comma… https://t.co/mWNKfO9ViaThe 'revolving door' between government agencies and big defense contractors is a barrier to competition and better… https://t.co/65S2t8eMJzMy team needed to be empowered more than I needed things done my way. I had to break the pattern of the commander d… https://t.co/aL0kQT1atxAI in national security, research collaboration between democracies and authoritarian states, and more in this week… https://t.co/hH3ccJot3sAny day is a good day to join War on the Rocks. https://t.co/Xh2pCOqn05The decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria was the correct one, no matter how poorly implemented the withdrawal https://t.co/IPLlUj9Bp2Our submissions guidelines map out the path to publication. https://t.co/QvKsYUk1YKBig companies close to DOD base their offerings in known needs and known capabilities, and so DOD loses out on inno… https://t.co/jexqwh6kM9The strategy is about competing with China and negotiating or renegotiating bilateral trade deals in the region, bu… https://t.co/ESS2SxLtvlWhat can and can't be known for certain about the slaughter of Ottoman Armenians in 1915? https://t.co/fnWBfDMJ7DWhat if the real game-changer isn't the new weapon systems, but the power supply that runs them? https://t.co/nHhpEDXh2DAnti-refugee sentiment is intensifying across the political spectrum in Turkey, as it has in Europe https://t.co/24m5g0fgWrOn how Iraq came to have a demoralized regular army, a counter-terrorism force aligned with the United States, Popu… https://t.co/dGsZLEcyJqIt's a mistake for the government to try to act like a startup, but some practices and cultural aspects are worth a… https://t.co/WC1x4PpI9sPerformance reports don't capture things like climate assessments, reenlistment rates, visits to hospitals, time sp… https://t.co/BtSTn4cXrPThe rhetoric has been amped up in the U.S. State Department's new report on its Indo-Pacific strategy, but there's… https://t.co/jYGjxMXZHlMore conversation and more content with a WOTR membership. https://t.co/Xh2pCOqn05Send us your informed analysis and commentary on foreign policy and national security issues. https://t.co/QvKsYUk1YKA new history of the 1953 CIA-backed coup that overthrew the Iranian government, from our sister publication… https://t.co/EX31iTBegiA U.S. intervention on the cheap has only served to extend and make more tragic Syria's civil war https://t.co/IPLlUj9Bp2In practice, the Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy seems to really be about giving alternatives to China's Belt a… https://t.co/IhKnctmGuYIn the current acquisition model, only known problems find solutions. A platform approach would let solutions find… https://t.co/pIlWYmCMRGYou could be exchanging views and reading recommendations with other WOTR readers in the War Hall right now. https://t.co/Xh2pCOqn05The EU's partnership with Turkey to ease the suffering of Syrian refugees has been well-intentioned but inadequate,… https://t.co/JWXP0VRB6BThe need for fuel keeps the military on a leash, as then-Gen. James Mattis observed in 2003. Sending micro nuclear… https://t.co/aCQJXQVwA3What role should retired generals and admirals play in the public conversation? https://t.co/Fgie9ha4YZIn interviews in Baghdad, Hilla, and Karbala this fall, commanders of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces said they… https://t.co/J1JHshINEwA brief history of Silicon Valley cooperation with the Department of Defense https://t.co/Np2ht39g3QI don't have the resources' is the battle cry of people afraid to make hard choices or assume risk. https://t.co/iARm1K6bi0
11/19
2019
Where is the whole-of-government Indo-Pacific strategy the United States needs? https://t.co/tp8DHHFOtEHorns of a Dilemma talks the twinning of "fuel and family values" in this examination of oil and Christianity in mo… https://t.co/F7QqvzqGU2Policymakers may not be interested in geopolitics, but geopolitics is interested in them. https://t.co/TUbC6CG15nIf you have ideas and the experience to back them up, War on the Rocks wants to hear from you. https://t.co/QvKsYUk1YKAmerica's policy toward Syria, both before and after Trump took office, deserves a long hard look, free from academ… https://t.co/KqOoLW5v32Sharp writing, smart podcasts, good scotch, interesting people to engage with: War on the Rocks has it all. Join us. https://t.co/Xh2pCOqn05The root of the problem with defense acquisition is DOD's dependence on a linear, requirements-first approach, whic… https://t.co/M5sEUkqkc7Reductio ad Trumpium - an idea is not proven wrong by the fact that Trump happens to share it (thought it is a bad… https://t.co/FUvDrQMfNa
Retweeted by War on the RocksContrary to widespread assumptions, fighting in cities isn't necessarily any more difficult than fighting in other… https://t.co/Gjfkh4bwY3Is this podcast hosted by two people and one computer doing a good impression of a person? Listen and judge for you… https://t.co/OKuHCYSCyoErdogan is using refugees to barter for his own political gains, claiming he would 'open the doors and send 3.6 mil… https://t.co/glt1NhQNPC
11/18
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