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News | Jan. 11, 2022

Defeat Mechanisms in Modern Warfare

By Feat: Frank Hoffman Podcast: Decision Point (USAWC)

Senior Airman Oriana Beard works the sound board for her morning radio show
Senior Airman Oriana Beard works the sound board for her morning radio show, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 19, 2020. AFN broadcast journalists are expected to host four hours of radio every day while producing content for social media and television daily. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jerreht Harris)
Senior Airman Oriana Beard works the sound board for her morning radio show
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Senior Airman Oriana Beard works the sound board for her morning radio show, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 19, 2020. AFN broadcast journalists are expected to host four hours of radio every day while producing content for social media and television daily. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jerreht Harris)
Photo By: Airman 1st Class Jerreht Harris
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Stephanie Crider (Host)
Welcome to Decisive Point, a US Army War College Press production featuring distinguished authors and contributors who get to the heart of the matter in national security affairs.

Decisive Point welcomes Dr. Frank Hoffman, author of “Defeat Mechanisms in Modern Warfare,” featured in Parameters 2021 – 22 Winter issue. Dr. Hoffman is a distinguished research fellow at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. His latest book, Mars Adapting: Military Change under Fire, was published this year.

Frank, I’m glad you’re here. Thank you for joining me. We’re here to talk about your article that was published in Parameters Winter 2021 – 22, “Defeat Mechanisms in Modern Warfare.” Your article assesses several conceptual efforts to better posture US military for success and future wars. Specifically, you explore the debate between service and joint operating concepts and the opportunities and vulnerabilities of cyber-enabled systems to produce decisive effects at the operational level of war. Please set the stage for our listeners and explain the current debate.

Listen to the Decision Point Podcast here - 

Dr. Frank Hoffman is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies, Center for Strategic Research at National Defense University. The views expressed are the authors own and do not reflect those of the National Defense University, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.