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The Royal United Services Institute
Western Way of War
A collection of discussions with those in the Profession of Arms that tries to understand the issues around how to fight, and succeed, against adversaries in the 2020s. We pose the questions as whether a single Western Way of Warfare (how Western militaries fight) has been successful, whether it remains fit for task today, and how it might need to adapt in the future? It is complemented by the ‘Adversarial Studies’ project that looks at how adversaries fight. The views or statements expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the podcast does not imply an endorsement of them...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 104 ratings
Great subject matter
Real insight for some one like wanting to understand modern warfare thinking , which I can follow
45LBergan via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/18/22
Great source of PD
Working my way through this series as a PD exercise. Well worth the time investment.
DaveinHalifax via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/20/22
Bronk episode excellent
Justin Bronk’s discussion of the challenges faced by western airforces is one of the best WWoW episodes yet. When considered alongside Jack Watling’s excellent episode on western special forces, it just shows how this RUSI podcast doesn’t have to look far for outstanding analytical comment,...Read full review »
Henry de Grosmont via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/18/21
Recent Episodes
WWoW groupie Emilie Cleret from France’s École de Guerre challenges podcast host Peter Roberts over his methodology, principles and the basic idea that a Western Way of War really exists. There is a final (really final – the very last) bonus episode for RUSI members on the RUSI website.
Published 12/23/21
Published 12/23/21
UK Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace talks to Peter Roberts about spending trends, allies, terrorism, campaigning, budgets and reforming the military (and the strategic headquarters of defence). Do we know him any better after this chat? You be the judge.
Published 12/16/21
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