The Six Secret Teachings of Jiang Ziya

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The Six Secret Teachings of Jiang Ziya (Ta’i Kung) is the oldest of China’s Seven Military Classics. This foundational work from the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BCE) period purports to have originated more than five centuries before Sun Tzu (544-496 BCE). The six teachings are a record of conversations between Jiang and the future Zhou Kings […]

Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Soviet Theory, and Operational Warfare

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After WWII, many historians, as well as military theorists and leaders, focused on the German ability to restore mobility to warfare, especially at the operational level, in the early years of the war. Popularized as “Blitzkrieg,” the Germans were often portrayed as the pioneers of this new form of warfare—far ahead of all other nations […]

Aerospace Theory

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In the late 1940s the U.S. Air Force embraced the use of space as a natural extension of its traditional air power mission. As such, they envisioned air and space mediums converging into a single operational domain. Dr. Kalic will lecture on the U.S. Air Force’s development of the Aerospace concept in the period 1946-1963. […]