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The official podcast of the School of Advanced Military Studies, dedicated to bridging the gap between tactics and strategy through the study of operational art and the operational level of war.

The Operational Arch SAMS

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    • 4.4 • 30 Ratings

The official podcast of the School of Advanced Military Studies, dedicated to bridging the gap between tactics and strategy through the study of operational art and the operational level of war.

    Space Operations, w/ LTC Jerry Drew (E22)

    Space Operations, w/ LTC Jerry Drew (E22)

    In this episode we discuss Space Operations with LTC Jerry Drew one of the principal authors on a new book titled "The Battle Beyond: Fighting and Winning the Coming War in Space"


    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/199444232-the-battle-beyond?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=fAQSRO9bAC&rank=1

    • 42 min
    Deterrence w/ Dr. James Platte (E21)

    Deterrence w/ Dr. James Platte (E21)

    The team speaks with Dr. James Platte about Deterrence Theory.

    • 47 min
    Counter-Punch Theory, w/ LTC Craig Broyles (E20)

    Counter-Punch Theory, w/ LTC Craig Broyles (E20)

    LTC Broyles discusses his "Counter-Punch" Theory of warfare and how we can use it as a offensively minded, but defensively postured military force.

    The subject of this episode was published in the November to December issue of Military Review. Check it out at the following link. https://www.armyupress.army.mil/Journals/Military-Review/English-Edition-Archives/November-December-2023/Counterpunching-to-Win/



    Guest Book Recommendation:


    4th and Goal Every Day: Alabama's Relentless Pursuit of Perfection (Phil Savage, Ray Glier, et al)

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34996158-4th-and-goal-every-day?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=Q48rgtEDpo&rank=1

    • 34 min
    Napoleon, Military versus Movies, w/ Dr. Jonathan Abel, Part 2 (E19)

    Napoleon, Military versus Movies, w/ Dr. Jonathan Abel, Part 2 (E19)

    We continue to explore the topic of Napoleon as a historical figure as well as our thoughts on the upcoming movie. If you have not listened to episode 18, we encourage you to do so before listening to this one.

    In this episode we discuss the movie and what we hope to see visualized for audiences. We also discuss the influences that Napoleon has had on modern operational thought, as well as the differences that the military finds itself in today's security environment.

    Book Recommendation:
    Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century (P.W. Singer)
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6098718-wired-for-war

    Podcast Recommendations:
    A Confused Heap of Facts (Dr Abel's Podcast) @ https://open.spotify.com/show/4umHPpMClIU6Oi6eGIKPMv
    Age of Napoleon @ https://open.spotify.com/show/6xbzk3HMnP0pRohjm6hBvz

    The views and expressions heard here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position or opinions of SAMS, the US Army or the US government.

    • 34 min
    Napoleon, Man & Myth, w/ Dr. Jonathan Abel, Part 1 (E18)

    Napoleon, Man & Myth, w/ Dr. Jonathan Abel, Part 1 (E18)

    In today's episode we start our first of two episodes discussing Napoleon and some myths and beliefs about him as a military genius.

    We discuss the rise of Napoleon and his actions as the leader of the French Military and the changes Napoleon implemented on the military.



    Check out Dr. Abel's Podcast @ https://open.spotify.com/show/4umHPpMClIU6Oi6eGIKPMv




    The views and expressions heard here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position or opinions of SAMS, the US Army or the US government.

    • 27 min
    Future of Warfare with Dr. Daniel Cox (e17)

    Future of Warfare with Dr. Daniel Cox (e17)

    Today we have Doctor Dan Cox of SAMS, focused on the future of warfare, including future information warfare adaptations, the role of cost and emerging trends and capabilities, reemerging trends like trench warfare and implications for our future force.

    Dr. Cox's Books:
    Terrorism, Instability, and Democracy in Asia and Africa (Northeastern Series on Democratization and Political Development)
    Human Terrain Systems and the Moral Prosecution of Warfare
    Population-Centric Counterinsurgency: A False Idol?
    Stability Economics: The Economic Foundations of Security in Post-conflict Environments
    https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2959825.Dan_G_Cox

    Book Suggestions:
    Red Team Handbook:
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50436277-the-red-team-handbook---the-army-s-guide-to-making-better-decisions?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=Vaa7l9G1aM&rank=1

    The Hundred-Year Marathon : Michael Pillsbury
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20696000-the-hundred-year-marathon?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=472MucSVFL&rank=1

    LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media: P.W. Singer, Emerson T. Brooking
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38242140-likewar?ref=nav_sb_ss_1_7


    Networks of Rebellion: Paul Staniland
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18848754-networks-of-rebellion?ref=nav_sb_ss_1_21


    The Logic of Violence in Civil War: Stathis N. Kalyvas
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/275420.The_Logic_of_Violence_in_Civil_War?ref=nav_sb_ss_1_17

    Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100: Michio Kaku
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8492907-physics-of-the-future?ref=nav_sb_ss_1_21

    Cyber Persistence Theory: Redefining National Security in Cyberspace: Michael P Fischerkeller, Emily O. Goldman, Richard J. Harknett, etc.
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60371210-cyber-persistence-theory?ref=nav_sb_ss_2_13

    The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity: Byron Reese
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35297413-the-fourth-age

    The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall: Ian Bremmer
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/125226.The_J_Curve?ref=nav_sb_ss_1_11


    The views and expressions heard here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position or opinions of SAMS, the US Army or the US government.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Kelevra08 ,

Try it, loved it, subscribed

Really enjoy the student run vibe here. Season 2 is definitely an improvement with new and different voices/attitudes/ideas!

Dan (Dorrance) ,

Operational Level of War

This podcast provides access to some of the best minds at Army University. A must for those in the profession of arms to broaden their knowledge and still relevant for the non Military listener.

Movie cop ,

Operational Cringe

The commentary whether purposefully flamboyant or not feels like an awkward Comps study session. Rather than quote authors or theorists that you’re currently reading to the speaker, just let the speaker talk and ask engaging open ended questions. The lack of active listening is evident when a prophetic insight is offered by the podcasters as a retort to a fairly senior leader. The enthusiasm is great, but its comes across as either operationally naive or elitist, neither of which endear you to the staff or closet SAMsters just wanting to prevent a culmination point on a planning effort.

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