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The Strategy Bridge podcast features interviews on strategic affairs and diplomatic & military history.

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The Strategy Bridge podcast features interviews on strategic affairs and diplomatic & military history.

    U.S. Foreign Assistance Policy with Jessica Trisko Darden

    U.S. Foreign Assistance Policy with Jessica Trisko Darden

    Since its establishment during the Truman administration, the U.S. foreign assistance program has been seen by policymakers as a primary means of influencing the politics and economies of recipient countries. But the effects of foreign assistance has often had unintended consequences. In this episode of the Strategy Bridge podcast we talk with Dr. Jessica Trisko Darden about how US foreign assistance contributes to state violence and government repression.

    • 51 min
    The U.S. Navy’s Strategical Awakening with Scott Mobley

    The U.S. Navy’s Strategical Awakening with Scott Mobley

    From the 1870s-1890s the U.S. Navy experienced a strategical awakening. Changes in technology, international politics, and other factors drove officers to develop new concepts of naval professionalism, identity, and organization. In this episode of the Strategy Bridge Podcast we talk with Dr. Scott Mobley about how this awakening unfolded. Mobley teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is the author of Progressives in Navy Blue.

    • 57 min
    The U.S. Colored Troops, Camp William Penn, and the Civil War with Donald Scott

    The U.S. Colored Troops, Camp William Penn, and the Civil War with Donald Scott

    In 1863, Camp William Penn was established outside of Philadelphia to train African American soldiers for the Union Army. By the end of the war eleven U.S. Colored Troops regiments were trained there and would go on to serve in Virginia, Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina and other states. In this episode of the Strategy Bridge Podcast we talk with Donald Scott about the U.S. Colored Troops and Camp William Penn. He is the author of the book “Camp William Penn, 1863-1865.” 

    • 44 min
    A Theory of Tactics with Brett Friedman

    A Theory of Tactics with Brett Friedman

    While military thinkers have assembled many lists of the principles of war, they have not developed a theory of tactics. Brett Friedman set out to remedy that situation by writing the book he wished he had when he was a junior officer. In this episode of the Strategy Bridge Podcast he joins us to talk about his book "On Tactics: A Theory of Victory in Battle." Friedman is a military analyst and Marine Corps Reserve officer.

    • 46 min
    Naval Irregular Warfare in Early America with Benjamin Armstrong

    Naval Irregular Warfare in Early America with Benjamin Armstrong

    In this episode of The Strategy Bridge Podcast we talk about naval irregular warfare in early America with Dr. Benjamin Armstrong. He is an active duty naval officer and Assistant Professor of War Studies and Naval History at the US Naval Academy. Armstrong is the author of the book "Small Boats and Daring Men: Maritime Raiding, Irregular Warfare and the Early American Navy."

    • 59 min
    U.S. Army Professionalism and Preparations for War, 1815-1917 with J.P. Clark

    U.S. Army Professionalism and Preparations for War, 1815-1917 with J.P. Clark

    Throughout the 19th century the U.S. Army alternated between a small regular force scattered at isolated forts and large forces built quickly to fight major wars. In his book Preparing for War, Dr. J.P. Clark breaks the officer corps down into four generations between 1815-1917 whose ideas about professionalism and how to prepare for war were shaped by their institutions, experiences and culture.

    • 1 hr 1 min

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