The Strategy Bridge
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The Strategy Bridge podcast features interviews on strategy and history.
||CleanAble Archer and the Nuclear War Scare of 1983||In 1983 Soviet leaders interpreted a series of American actions leading up to Exercise ABLE ARCHER as real steps toward a nuclear attack. In this episode we talk with Dr. Bob Hamilton about how Soviets and Americans misunderstood each other and almost..||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe American Anti-War Movement During WWI with Michael Kazin||The decision to go to war is one of the most important a country can make. In a democracy that debate can involve activist groups both for and against the war. In this episode of the Strategy Bridge Podcast, we talk with Dr. Michael Kazin about the...||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe U.S. Navy as a Learning Organization with Trent Hone||As the United States industrialized in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the U.S. Navy worked to adapt to a maritime environment shaped by the development of new technologies and ship types. This effort led to the redefinition of what it meant...||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAfrican Soldiers in the German East African Colonial Army with Michelle Moyd||From the 1890s through the end of WWI, Germans recruited African soldiers to serve in the Schutztruppe, the colonial army in German East Africa. Known as the askari, they were drawn from various ethnic groups whose backgrounds made them desirable in...||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn Indian Foreign Policy with Dr. Aparna Pande||In this episode of the Strategy Bridge Podcast we talk with Dr. Aparna Pande about Indian foreign policy and how it has been influenced by ancient philosophers, the example of Indian empires, the institutions of the British Raj, and the ideas of...||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe First Day at the Battle of Hue: One Soldier’s Story||When the Tet Offensive began on January 31, 1968, Bob Lauver had been in Vietnam for 15 months. He was a sergeant with G Battery, 65th Artillery Regiment and was in charge of a Quad 50 gun truck. The trucks were originally intended for air defense but..||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitics & Strategy of the Mexican-American War with Amy Greenberg||In the presidential election of 1844, James Polk campaigned on a policy of territorial expansion. After becoming president he used diplomacy and military force to implement his policy. In this episode we talk with Dr. Amy Greenberg about the politics...||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn Iroquois War and Diplomacy with Timothy Shannon||In the 1600s and 1700s, the Iroquois were a Native American confederacy that exercised great influence in northeastern North America in their relations with the French, Dutch, and English colonists and the surrounding native peoples. In this episode...||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Rise of the Military Welfare State with Jennifer Mittelstadt||As the U.S. Army transitioned to the All Volunteer Force in the 1970’s, it realized that it needed to provide a higher standard of living to its soldiers and their families to encourage recruitment and retention. The provision of these services was...||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPres. Eisenhower's Project Solarium with Richard Immerman||In the months after Dwight Eisenhower was inaugurated president, he initiated what became known as Project Solarium. Three teams were established to research different options for dealing with the Soviet Union and to present their findings to the...||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCulture, Politics, and Carl von Clausewitz with Vanya Eftimova Bellinger||The Strategy Bridge talks with Vanya Eftimova Bellinger about the influence of culture and politics on Carl von Clausewitz. Vanya Eftimova Bellinger is the author of Marie von Clausewitz: The Woman Behind the Making of On War and is a professor...||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn Strategy Education with Tami Davis Biddle||The Strategy Bridge talks with Dr. Tami Davis Biddle about strategy education, strategic thinking, and the importance of being a lifelong learner. Read Dr. Biddle's monograph Strategy and Grand Strategy: What Students and Practitioners Need to...||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Strategy Bridge Podcast Teaser||Join The Strategy Bridge on January 22 for the premiere of a new podcast series on strategy, national security, and strategic history. Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
The Big Interview for Strategy Nerds
Maybe I'm biased, but I REALLY like what Phil Beckman is doing for The Strategy Bridge podcast. It's like Dan Rather's "The Big Interview" or James Lipton on "Inside the Actor's Studio" ... but for strategy nerds.
Crisp and thought-provoking
I listen to a lot of podcasts, and this is a new favorite. Truly impressed by the host’s ability to draw out the guests in interesting ways, then stay out of their way. So far TSB has featured a broad range of topics that are engaging and accessible.
The episode on the military welfare state was an exceptional. More importantly, the interviewer posed excellent questions, and then got out of the way.