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Aim High? Fixing the Air Force Commander Selection Process; Niger and the Risk Versus Reward of Remote Operations; Kofman and Miller Reflect on the War From the Start to the Present ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

“We came here to assist a nation whose independence was endangereed by military aggression. Our mission was to aid this republic in attaining a capability that would enable the South Vietnamese people to determine their own destiny free of the threat of force.”

 

Gen. Frederick C. Weyand, United States commander in South Vietnam, delivers a speech as the final U.S. forces withdraw from South Vietnam on this day in 1973. Saigon fell to communist forces on April 30, 1975.

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March 29, 2024

Aim High? Fixing the Air Force Commander Selection Process by Maria Patterson and Bradley Podliska

The Air Force should modernize its promotion system in order to field a force of impartially-selected, critically-assessed commanders for its next fight.

 

Rewind and Reconnoiter: Niger and the Risk Versus Reward of Remote Operations with Brian Petit

In response to the 2023 coup in Niger and the junta's recent revocation of the status of forces agreement with the United States, we asked Brian Petit to look back on his 2017 article “Playing Zone Defense: Niger and the Risk Versus Reward of Remote Operations.”

Kofman and Miller Reflect on the War From the Start to the Present with Michael Kofman and Chris Miller

Chris joined Mike for an extended discussion about the war in Ukraine. The two discuss how Miller became a war correspondent, the chaos of the early days of Russia's fumbled full-scale invasion, and Miller's recent story about U.S. reactions to Ukrainian strikes on Russian energy infrastructure.

America Needs a Dead Hand More than Ever by Adam Lowther and Curtis McGiffin

Ensuring that Russia and China understand that the United States can always respond to a nuclear strike is critical. The development of an artificial intelligence-enabled nuclear command, control, and communications system is one way to address this problem.

 

It’s Time for a Comprehensive National Maritime Strategy by Mark Kennedy and Jeffrey Kucik

America lacks the ability to protect its economic interests, or that of its allies, during a period of conflict in the western Pacific. Developing this capability will require a comprehensive national maritime strategy — something that the U.S. government currently lacks. 

 

In Brief: U.S.-Israeli Tensions Over Gaza with Michael Koplow, Jesse Marks, Yael Mizrahi-Arnaud, and Scott Paul

Four experts tell us more about the tensions between Israel and the United States, the humanitarian situation in Gaza, and what will happen if Israel goes ahead with its Rafah operation.
 

The 2024 Annual Threat Assessment with Zack Cooper, Melanie Marlowe, and Christopher Preble

Chris, Zack, and Melanie sit down to talk about the 2024 Annual Threat Assessment, created by the U.S. intelligence agencies. 

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Aim High? Fixing the Air Force Commander Selection Process; Niger and the Risk Versus Reward of Remote Operations; Kofman and Miller Reflect on the War From the Start to the Present ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ WAR ON/ROCKS g 48 ¥ 4:7:;’%\ »4’”*;;7‘-‘ X RN P () ° b ) I ok Ao & %’T e <. “We came here to assist a nation whose independence was endangereed by military aggression. Our mission was to aid this republic in attaining a capability that would enable the South Vietnamese people to determine their own destiny free of the threat of force.” Gen. Frederick C. Weyand, United States commander in South Vietnam, delivers a speech as the final U.S. forces withdraw from South Vietnam on this day in 1973. Saigon fell to communist forces on April 30, 1975. War on the Rocks is hiring a detail-oriented commentary editor. Apply today! War on the Rocks is hiring a content associate. Apply today! March 29, 2024 » Articles Aim High? Fixing the Air Force Commander Selection Process by Maria Patterson and Bradley Podliska The Air Force should modernize its promotion system in order to field a force of impartially-selected, critically-assessed commanders for its next fight. Rewind and Reconnoiter: Niger and the Risk Versus Reward of Remote Operations with Brian Petit In response to the 2023 coup in Niger and the junta's recent revocation of the status of forces agreement with the United States, we asked Brian Petit to look back on his 2017 article “Playing Zone Defense: Niger and the Risk Versus Reward of Remote Operations.” » Podcasts Kofman and Miller Reflect on the War From the Start to the Present with Michael Kofman and Chris Miller Chris joined Mike for an extended discussion about the war in Ukraine. The two discuss how Miller became a war correspondent, the chaos of the early days of Russia's fumbled full-scale invasion, and Miller's recent story about U.S. reactions to Ukrainian strikes on Russian energy infrastructure. » [)id You Miss? America Needs a Dead Hand More than Ever by Adam Lowther and Curtis McGiffin Ensuring that Russia and China understand that the United States can always respond to a nuclear strike is critical. The development of an artificial intelligence-enabled nuclear command, control, and communications system is one way to address this problem. It’s Time for a Comprehensive National Maritime Strategy by Mark Kennedy and Jeffrey Kucik America lacks the ability to protect its economic interests, or that of its allies, during a period of conflict in the western Pacific. Developing this capability will require a comprehensive national maritime strategy — something that the U.S. government currently lacks.  In Brief: U.S.-Israeli Tensions Over Gaza with Michael Koplow, Jesse Marks, Yael Mizrahi-Arnaud, and Scott Paul Four experts tell us more about the tensions between Israel and the United States, the humanitarian situation in Gaza, and what will happen if Israel goes ahead with its Rafah operation. The 2024 Annual Threat Assessment with Zack Cooper, Melanie Marlowe, and Christopher Preble Chris, Zack, and Melanie sit down to talk about the 2024 Annual Threat Assessment, created by the U.S. intelligence agencies.  WAR ON T H E ROCKS f&r 7 All of our newsletters, straight to your inbox. Join War on the Rocks Platinum today. Become a Member! War on the Rocks, 611 Pennsylvania Ave SE, #319, Washington, DC 20003
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