AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast

Thought Leaders: Adaptation Under Fire

October 26, 2020

Militaries anticipate what future wars will be like, but always get it wrong to some degree. Adaptability is the answer, according to LTG(R) David Barno and Dr. Nora Bensahel, authors of Adaptation Under Fire: How Militaries Change in Wartime.

They join us today to discuss what adaptability is and how it can be applied within our military to close the gap between what was planned for and what needs to be done. This is more important than ever since the challenges of the 21st century include increasing strategic uncertainty, operating in new domains like space and cyber, and constant technological change.

  • Guests: Authors of Adaptation Under Fire: How Militaries Change in Wartime
    • LTG (Retired) David Barno, Visiting Professor and Senior Fellow, Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
    • Dr. Nora Bensahel, Visiting Professor and Senior Fellow, Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
  • Host: Joe Craig, Director, AUSA’s Book Program

 

Resources:

 

Adaptation Under Fire: How Militaries Change in Wartime by LTG (R) David Barno and Dr. Nora Bensahel
Web: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/adaptation-under-fire-9780190672058
Facebook: @OUPAcademic
Twitter: @DWBarno78 @NoraBensahel @OUPAcademic

 

Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies
John Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies
Web: https://www.merrillcenter.sais-jhu.edu/
Facebook: @SAISStrategicStudies
Twitter: @SAISstrat

 

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