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by Modern War Institute at West Point
Irregular Warfare Podcast

Land Forces, Irregular Warfare, and a New Strategic Landscape


The US military and its allies are faced with the challenges of shifting focus toward great power competition while still maintaining the ability to counter threats on the fringes. Where does irregular warfare fit in this new strategic landscape? This episode explores the role of land forces within great power competition. Chief of Staff of the Army General James C. McConville and Dr. Peter Roberts of the Royal United Services Institute discuss the implications for land forces within this strategic shift from counterterrorism to a national security strategy oriented on great power competition, including the role of irregular warfare and shaping the environment as ways to deter near-peer competitors.

Intro music: "Unsilenced" by Ketsa

Outro music: "Launch" by Ketsa




by Modern War Institute at West Point