Episode 13: On Strategy
Kevin McCraine, Timothy Hoyt, and Andrew ‘Dex’ Wilson
In this episode, Jon O’Gorman hosts Kevin McCranie, Timothy Hoyt, and Andrew ‘Dex’ Wilson. They explore questions of strategy by looking at the contemporary example of Russia in the Ukraine. They start by defining the terms of Grand Strategy and Strategy. Next, they explore the concept of geopolitics and what it means for the grand strategy of the United States. Additionally, we compare and contrast the use of Theory for Clausewitz and Sun Tzu and how each could be used to “win.” We also compare the Basil Liddel Hart concept of a better state of peace to the Clausewitzian concept of results in war never being final. We end with discussing why Vladimir Putin got many of these concepts wrong in Ukraine.
war, Russia, Ukraine, Grand Strategy, strategy, geopolitics, Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, Basil Liddel Hart, Vladimir Putin, liberal rules based international order
O'Gorman, Jon, "Episode 13: On Strategy" (2023). Profiles in Strategy. 13.