As part of the Cognitive Raider Initiative we at The Cognitive Warrior Project would like to put together a daily list of articles of varying length that can easily be chosen from to generate conversation and to play a part in developing a more mentally agile warfighter that embraces the adaptation required for tomorrow’s battlefield.
Today’s list covers topics ranging from preparing for the next war, covering current conditions in Afghanistan and a way to make soldiers invisible (which will now probably not work)! Anyway, there are lots of great articles / podcasts / presentations to choose from today.
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July 6, 2021
Imposing Costs: Unconventional Warfare in the Information Environment – Modern War Institute
A Status Check on the Army’s Preparation for the Next War – Modern War Institute
Access Denied: The Costs of Keeping the Afghan War out of the Media Spotlight – Modern War Institute
Podcast: Back to the Future: Resetting Special Operations Forces for Great Power Competition – Irregular Warfare Podcast
An Evolving Twentieth-Century Profession: Technology after World War II – Modern War Institute
Podcast: Finding Balance – The Spear
Hugging the Old Bear: Updating The American Playbook for the Long Game – The Strategy Bridge
Offshore Balancing with Chinese Characteristics – The Strategy Bridge
Afghanistan at risk of collapse as Taliban storms the north – Long War Journal
Shabaab takes credit for suicide bombing at a Mogadishu cafe – Long War Journal
Hamas defends its military summer camps for children and teenagers – Long War Journal
Warbots: Tactically Brilliant, Strategically Naive – War on the Rocks
John Quincy Adams on Freedom, Independence, and Peace – War on the Rocks
Ronald Reagan on July Fourth and National Unity – War on the Rocks
Abraham Lincoln on Independence and the Civil War – War on the Rocks
Podcast: Security and Insecurity in the Indo-Pacific – Horns of Dilemma
Task Force Oceania Hosts First Annual Symposium – The Civil Affairs Association
Podcast: WRO on Polysilicon, TPA Expiration, and Updates at the WTO – The Trade Guys
Watch: Innovations of the Past_ Amphibious Aircraft and Seaplanes – Brute Cast: The Landing
Podcast: Women, Peace and Security – Eagles, Globes and Anchors WPS Podcast
Utility of Biometric Assessment Tools in the Army Training System – Grounded Curiosity
You Should Commission – Grounded Curiosity
Call for Papers: Prevailing in Conflict Below the Threshold of War – Divergent Options
Five Steps to Sustain a Cease-Fire in Northern Ethiopia – United States Institute of Peace
Israel Found a Way to Make Soldiers Invisible – Popular Mechanics
China’s New Mystery Submarine Sure Looks Weird – Popular Mechanics
We hope that you were able to find an good article and please don’t forget to drop a comment below indicating which article you read and why you chose it or thought it was interesting. As always if you have an additional source for information or another article that you think we should be discussing please let us know below so we can link to it to further the discussion.