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In about an hour Bob Hein, Steve Leonard, and Phil Walter of www.DivergentOptions.org, with occasional guests, discuss national security issues of the past, present, and future.

The Smell of Victory Podcast by www.DivergentOptions.org Bob Hein, Steve Leonard, and Phil Walter

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    • 4.7, 16 Ratings

In about an hour Bob Hein, Steve Leonard, and Phil Walter of www.DivergentOptions.org, with occasional guests, discuss national security issues of the past, present, and future.

    Episode 0013: Spies and Satire with Alex Finley (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

    Episode 0013: Spies and Satire with Alex Finley (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

    On this episode of The Smell of Victory Podcast, Bob Hein and Phil Walter interrogated former CIA Officer Alex Finley on her new book, “Victor in the Jungle,” which follows her first book, “Victor in the Rubble.”  Key Intelligence Questions posed to Alex during this interrogation include: – Who has the worst travel claim processing in D.C., the...

    Episode 0012: Hollywood, the U.S. Military, and Civil-Military Relations (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

    Episode 0012: Hollywood, the U.S. Military, and Civil-Military Relations (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

    On this episode of The Smell of Victory Podcast Bob Hein, Steve Leonard, and Phil Walter discussed Hollywood, the U.S. Military, and Civil-Military Relations. Issues touched on and quotes from this episode include: – Hollywood, the strategic communications branch of civil-military relations. – World War 2 gave us movies of epic battles, now we get damaged Veterans and...

    Episode 0011: U.S.-China Relations with Special Guest Ali Wyne (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

    Episode 0011: U.S.-China Relations with Special Guest Ali Wyne (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

    On this episode of The Smell of Victory Podcast, Bob Hein and Phil Walter discussed U.S.-China relations with Ali Wyne a Political Scientist at RAND Corporation and the co-author of “Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United States, and the World.” Issues touched on and quotes from this episode include: – From Presidents Nixon...

    Episode 0010: The 1986 Goldwater–Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

    Episode 0010: The 1986 Goldwater–Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

    On this episode of The Smell of Victory Podcast, Bob Hein and Phil Walter discussed the Goldwater-Nichols Act. Issues touched on and quotes from this episode include: – Does Goldwater-Nichols inhibit the military’s ability to plan against global threats? – Does Goldwater-Nichols inadvertently make consensus the goal, vice best military advice? – Are we ready for Four Star...

    Episode 0009: Guest Loren DeJonge Schulman / The Draft (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

    Episode 0009: Guest Loren DeJonge Schulman / The Draft (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

    Today on The Smell of Victory Podcast, Bob Hein and Phil Walter sat down with Loren DeJonge Schulman of the Center for a New American Security to discuss the draft. Issues touched on and quotes from this episode include: – As the world returns to great power competition, is it time to bring back the draft? –...

    **CORRECTED** Episode 0008: Guest Tamara Cofman Wittes / Human Rights & National Security (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

    **CORRECTED** Episode 0008: Guest Tamara Cofman Wittes / Human Rights & National Security (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

    Today on The Smell of Victory Podcast, Bob Hein and Phil Walter sat down with Tamara Cofman Wittes of The Brookings Institution and the Divergent Options Strategic Advisory Board to discuss human rights and national security. This hour-long discussion touched on: – Cold War human rights policies of Nixon and Kissinger – Jeane Kirkpatrick’s article “Dictators...

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

twolf20c ,

Off to a decent start

I look forward to future episodes but you have to fix your audio. It actually makes the podcast hard to listen to...

MaddiebugGraciegoose ,

“War on the Rocks” from a mil perspective

Great topics, not overly verbose and discussions led by a practitioner instead of a theorist- keeps it grounded.

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