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The Pen and the Sword, the podcast of the Military Writers Guild, seeks to examine war and the written word through discussions with service members, veterans, civilian analysts, and writers.

The Pen and the Sword The Military Writers Guild

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    • 4.7, 9 Ratings

The Pen and the Sword, the podcast of the Military Writers Guild, seeks to examine war and the written word through discussions with service members, veterans, civilian analysts, and writers.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Adam Rawnsley ,

Great stuff.

Thoughtful, fun and informative.

Augustine864 ,

Well intentioned

Well intentioned, and it's nice to know there are fellow vets with book interests, but based on "The Valley" episode, a bit of a swing and a miss. Seemed to collectively miss or misread several plot points, and none of the other participants in the discussion seemed to catch it. Was mentioned that some discussion regarding the book took place before everyone was finished, so perhaps this incorrectly colored the remainder of the read for those individuals. That isn't to defend the book from criticism, because it has its flaws, but not so many as you might assume after listening here, provided you follow the thread correctly. Rolled my eyes a few too many times, so I'll pass for now. That said, this was their first time breaking down a book on the podcast, so maybe I'll revisit and reevaluate later in time.

Nate Battle ,

interesting concept and good work

These guys are good. They bring a lot of nuance to the discussion of military topics at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels. They go beyond the surface with academic integrity. The contributors are all competent and seem to have varying levels of hands-on experience. It will be interesting to see if they ever address the challenges civilian communities (fitness) have in filling the ranks and the generational divide between modern day youth and the general/admiral ranks. These are major issues as demands expand.

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