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I Sing of Arms and the Man

ACW Podcast

American weapons systems need better names. Tom Karako, Director of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joins Jeffrey to talk about just what it is that inspires soldiers: Legendary, heroic, and historical names, not descriptive acronyms and jargon. What, are ALCM and JASSM not as sexy as Hades or …

Time for a Big Philanthropic Bet

Lyric of the week: “You’ve got the music in you Don’t let go, you’ve got the music in you Once dance left, this world is gonna pull through Don’t give up, you’ve got a reason to live Can’t forget, we only get what we give” – “You Get What You Give” by The New Radicals …

Mearsheimer on Great Power Politics

Quotes of the week: “In a world where freedom, not tyranny, is on the march, the cynical calculus of pure power politics simply does not compute.” – President Bill Clinton, 1992 “It is clear, absolutely clear … that this is a battle between the utility of democracies in the 21st century and autocracies.” – President …

Let’s Discuss Strategic Stability

“The best arguments in the world won’t change a person’s mind. The only thing that can do that is a good story.” – Richard Powers, The Overstory “Life has a way of talking to the future. It’s called memory.” – Richard Powers, The Overstory Washington and Moscow have agreed to a resumption of dialogue under …

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