Publications by Walter Jajko

Gen. Walter Jajko: Arm Ukraine

Publication Date: Friday, March 7, 2014

USAF Brigadier General (Ret.) and IWP professor of defense studies, Gen. Walter Jajko, published an article on the rapidly escalating situation in Ukraine. His analysis is the cover story of the March 5 issue (No. 10) of the Polish weekly, Gazeta Polska.  {read more}

Gen. Jajko comments on the current geopolitical situation

Publication Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

In a recent interview with Poland's conservative weekly, Gazeta Polska [Polish Gazette], Gen. Walter Jajko commented on several important aspects of the current global geopolitical situation.  {read more}

Strategic Surprise

Publication Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The nature of strategic surprise in warfare is such that it confounds and negates an enemy's strategy, and indeed his purpose - not just his objective - and ultimately his policy, thereby making irrelevant and futile his entire, following effort.  Strategic surprise, i.e. an unpredicted development that had a decisive and fundamental, transformative, sometimes revolutionary, effect, has been rare in Western warfare.    {read more}

Putin thumbs his nose at Bush

Publication Date: Monday, August 11, 2008

Georgia is only a pesky midget blocking the way to Ukraine.  Russia’s ultimate and more important target is Ukraine, not Georgia.  This is why the Russian war against Georgia is of the utmost strategic significance.    {read more}

Russian recriminations: Feeling sorry for itself

Publication Date: Sunday, April 1, 2007

Policy makers should recall that Russian leaders are engaged in an orchestrated political offensive against the US.  Russians repeatedly complain that the US ignores Russia or doesn’t treat it as an equal, doesn’t provide it aid, trespasses into its sphere of influence, is reviving the Cold War and is launching wars using the pretext of terrorism – while interfering in Russia by criticizing Putin’s dictatorship. These outrageous, one-sided complaints against the US should not pass without rebuttal lest they be accepted as truth by appeasers, apologists, moral relativists and those ignorant of history.  {read more}

Strategy: Back to Basics... And More

Publication Date: Fall 2006-Spring 2007

For many citizens, military strategy is arcane, esoteric, and simply incomprehensible – and, in practice, seemingly ill-used, poorly practiced, or even absent.It often seems to be so also to the many whom are charged with developing or practicing military strategy and to the many whom pontificate about it.Thus, it is timely and instructive to recall some elementary truths and realities about war and strategy, and, in doing so, I think will state some general assertions and opinionated observations about the present and future of military strategy.  {read more}

It's propaganda time

Publication Date: December 2, 2005

Critics of the Iraq war are outraged over the revelation that the U.S. military has been paying millions of dollars to plant pro-American, Pentagon-written propaganda articles in Iraqi newspapers and to buy off Iraqi journalists with monthly stipends. As Professor Walter Jajko writes in a December 2, 2005 Los Angeles Times op-ed, it's about time.  {read more}

Under Attack, A Mute & Dumb America

Publication Date: Friday, December 2, 2005

The historical significance of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising

Publication Date: Thursday, June 3, 2004

Professor Walter Jajko discusses the consequences and meaning of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis. He gave these remarks, published by the Polish Academy of Sciences' quarterly journal, Dialogue and Univeralism, at the pre-screening of a CNN documentary on the uprising at IWP on June 3, 2004.  {read more}

The allied adversary: New allies seen as NATO's counter to France

Publication Date: Monday, May 3, 2004

A retired general and noted military strategist argues that the United States should capitalize on the friendship of the East European states who want a continuing American presence in Europe, and to counter an increasingly anti-US France.  {read more}

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