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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. 83 – How Sci-Fi Can Help Us Think about AI and the Future of War

    In this episode, MWI's John Amble talks to Martha Wells, author of the four-volume science fiction series The Murderbot Diaries. She discusses how the books' central figure—a hybrid being with living tissue but equipped with artificial intelligence—can help us think about robotics, AI, and manned-unmanned teaming on the future battlefield. ...

    2019-08-22

  2. Ep. 82 – Creating Warriors, with Matt Larsen

    This episode of the MWI Podcast features a conversation with Matt Larsen, known in many corners of the Army as the father of the modern combatives. He explains why he thinks combatives training is so important, but he also talks a lot about the notion of a warrior ethos—what it ...

    2019-08-13

  3. Ep. 81 – Autonomous Weapons and the Next War

    Paul Scharre is the author of Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War. In this episode, he talks about the state of development of artificial intelligence and autonomy, and how it and future advancements will change the way in which we fight wars. ...

    2019-07-30

  4. Ep. 81 – How the Army is Preparing for the Future Battlefield

    This episode features a conversation about innovation and the future battlefield and features two guests perfectly suited to discuss those topics. Maj. Gen. John George is the deputy director of the Army’s Futures and Concepts Center will soon take over as the commander of the Combat Capabilities Development Command. And Mr. ...

    2019-07-11

  5. Ep. 80 – The Future of Warfare, with Former Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work

    In this episode, MWI's John Amble speaks to Robert Work, former deputy secretary of defense. He describes his expectations for the future of conflict, including the role unmanned and autonomous systems are likely to play, how the way the military acquires new equipment will change, and more. ...

    2019-06-26