Episode 5: World War I
John Maurer, James Holmes, David Stone
In this episode Jon O'Gorman talks with guests John Maurer, James Holmes and David Stone about several topics. We start with the causes of World War I and how it is easy to start a war but not stop one. We speak about the concept of peripheral strategies and if those type of cumulative campaigns can win against a continental opponent. We then look at the saltwater side of the war and how decisions at sea effect decisions made on land. We explore how Germany's strategic options both at sea and on land are limited. We discuss problems of the culminating point of victory for Germany vs. Russia and with the allies as a whole. We end with a shift to the contemporary realm and how this conflict has lessons learned and dire warnings about the war in Ukraine and the rise of communist China today.
Strategy, Policy, History, WWI World War I, Naval History, Naval Strategy, Ukraine
O'Gorman, Jon, "Episode 5: World War I" (2022). Profiles in Strategy. 5.