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#CCLKOW – Weekly Online Professional Development Discussion

February 2nd, 2016 by Clare O'Neill

Need quick ideas for professional development/discussion in 2016? Ideas from ‪#‎CCLKOW‬ may help – a weekly conversation on military affairs jointly hosted by the Center for Company-Level Leaders (CCL) at the US Military Academy at West Point and the Kings of War (KOW), a blog of the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.

The weekly discussion starts off with a post on a trending topic or interesting military subject. You can read what the experts have to say on the topic as they debate through both the Kings of War website and on Twitter. And the great news is – you can actively engage with these experts in the discussion. There are just two rules – be sensible and be polite.

Photo courtesy of 1st Brigade

Photo courtesy of 1st Brigade

You can follow and engage in the #CCLKOW discussion through these mechanisms:

There have been hundreds of topics – here is a a taste of what you will read and debate on a weekly basis:

  • Why Warriors?
  • To Boost or Not to Boost: North Korea’s Nuclear Trajectory
  • Britain’s strategy in Syria: Gunga galunga… gunga, gunga-lagunga. No, really.
  • Thinking about war underground
  • Terrorism
  • Future Planning
  • Strategies of the Artificial: The Machine View of Strategy and its Consequences
  • To Bomb or Not to Bomb?
  • ISIS and Irrelevance
  • Security Politics
  • Tending One’s Leaders
  • red tape in the Morning Staff Officer’s Warning
  • The Security Implications of Disorder Tactics
  • Regime Change
  • Autonomous Weapons
  • Leadership Beyond Your Control
  • The Frontiers of Social Media
  • When Casualties Come Home from War
  • Hybrid War
  • “Forgetting Hate: A quick lesson on battlefield conduct from the Légion Étrangère”
  • Putin’s Shadows
  • Getting ready for war, this time don’t forget a plan for peace
  • Learning to Win, Not Defeat
  • On Accountability: The Tragedy of Srebrenica
  • Trials and Tribulations Translating Policy into Strategy
  • The Whole Problem with the World: War and The New Liberal Way of War

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