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The Modern War Institute podcast is the flagship podcast of the Modern War Institute at West Point. Featured guests include senior military and defense leaders, scholars, and others who discuss the most important issues related to modern conflict.
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Latest Episodes…

  1. Ep. 9 - "What Makes Violent Actors Tick?" with Dr. Benedetta Berti

    MWI sits down with Dr. Benedetta Berti, researcher, author, and TED speaker to discuss the rise of violent non-state actors and how security professionals should understand them. ...

    2016-08-04

  2. Ep. 8 - "War in the Greater Middle East" with Dr. Andrew Bacevich

    We talk to Dr. Andrew Bacevich about his new book "America's War for the Greater Middle East" and how security professionals and leaders can prepare for the complexities  of current and future war. ...

    2016-07-14

  3. Ep. 7 - "War and Recovery with the Most Wounded Commander in the Army" with MAJ DJ Skelton

    We sit down with MAJ DJ Skelton, USMA class of 2003, to talk about his experiences in Iraq, Afghanistan, and as a wounded warrior. ...

    2016-05-27

  4. Ep. 6 - "The Story of Wanat" with SSG Ryan Pitts

    We talk with SSG Ryan Pitts, Medal of Honor recipient, about 2008's Battle of Wanat. His unit experienced a large scale, determined attack in the mountains of Afghanistan which resulting in nine Americans killed. We hear his story and discuss ways that further leaders can prepare themselves for situations similar ...

    2016-04-22

  5. Ep. 5 - "Zombies and Global Security" with Max Brooks

    We talk to Max Brooks, writer of the Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z, and Harlem Hellfighters, about how a zombie plague can help us understand current and future security issues.  ...

    2016-04-06