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Book Chapter - Marine Corps University Press

Restless Strategy: Alfred Gray's Philosophy of Warfighting

| 2019

This essay focuses on the legacy of Alfred Gray as a practitioner of strategy. Wrapped up in this are aspects of his Marine leadership, record as a commander, and iconoclastic approach to implementing his vision, although the authors do not explore these in exhaustive detail. Nor do they cover the political battles in Washington over the mission and funding of the Marine Corps in the 1970s and 1980s or attempt a more general military history of this period. They do touch on debates surrounding the intellectual development of maneuver warfare, especially since they are intertwined with Gray's efforts to implement it in the Marine Corps, but they do not attempt to settle the history of these matters. Instead, the essay remains carefully centered on Gray himself: his life, thinking, and lasting influence on American approaches to the practice of strategy.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U.S. President Donald Trump


Analysis & Opinions

New Challenges Behind NATO

| Apr. 06, 2019

Turkish-American relations are in crisis once again, this time due to the Turkish purchase of the S-400 air defense systems from Russia and a possible consequential U.S. embargo against Turkey in the F-35 fighter jet project. Turkey will get the delivery of the air defense system by July this year. The American administration believes that pushing Turkey out of the F-35 project may stop this process.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Associated Press

Analysis & Opinions - BBC News

NATO Chief Reaffirms Bond in US Congress Address

| Apr. 03, 2019

The Nato Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, has marked the alliance's 70th anniversary with a rare address to the US Congress. We hear from a former US ambassador to Nato, who says a strong, reliable US presidential leadership is required to enable the Alliance to meet challenges facing the organisation.

Book Chapter - Oxford University Press

Israel's National Security Policy

| 2019

This article presents both the fundamental changes that have taken place in Israel's strategic environment, from conventional, state-based threats to primarily asymmetrical ones, and the responses it has developed to date. It also addresses Israel's relations with the United States and other primary international actors, as well as Israel's nuclear and regional arms control policy.

Estonian Military Officer reading NATO at 70

Munich Security Conference

Analysis & Opinions - Economist

What NATO Needs To Do To Live To Its 100th Birthday

| Mar. 14, 2019

Yet as this special report has pointed out, NATO is also deeply troubled. Douglas Lute and Nicholas Burns, two former American ambassadors to NATO, say Donald Trump has “hurtled the alliance into its most worrisome crisis in memory.” The report, “NATO at Seventy,” sets out a daunting array of the challenges it faces.