Thomas A. Drohan, Ph.D., Brig Gen USAF ret. How should the US compete under the restraint of using armed force as a last resort against Iran, an authoritarian pseudo-democratic theocracy that routinely wages complex warfare in ways the US eschews?
Thomas A. Drohan, Ph.D., Brig Gen USAF ret. The Iranian regime’s shoot-down of an unmanned, non-stealth, hyper-expensive US reconnaissance aircraft in international airspace today was a highly anticipate-able event.
Thomas A. Drohan, Ph.D., Brig Gen USAF ret. The first plenary of the US National Defense University’s Asia Policy Assembly today noted the tendency of US grand strategy to react to threats.
Thomas A. Drohan, Ph.D., Brig Gen USAF ret. Previous notes introduced the idea of combined effects strategy for complex warfare. How can we understand this hybrid form of warfare more generally, as a competition that blends cooperation and confrontation?
Ron Machoian, Ph.D., Col USAF ret. While preparing a conference talk on situational awareness (SA) in the international environment, I was struck by the higher-order outcomes term implies for those who study its application. Even as a career military pilot, where SA is part of the professional vocabulary, the same rich depth was often diluted in common use.
Thomas A. Drohan, Ph.D., Brig Gen USAF ret. Winning is not a static end-state. It’s a continuous process of gaining and maintaining advantage through combinations of effects.