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Dr. Christopher C. Harmon formerly served as Director of Counterterrorism Studies Programs in Asia and Europe for the U.S. Government and is currently a Distinguished Fellow with the Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Future Warfare at Marine Corps University. Full bio

The Books That Churchill Read: The self-education of a statesman

Winston Spencer Churchill wrote with warmth and humor about his early education — and its limits. Certain passages had a touch of the tremulous, given the discipline to which he was subjected by one or two nasty schoolmasters. Biographers have shown interest in the relevant pages of My Early Life (1930), that winning autobiography. But not there,…

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A Disturbing Parallel: Putin’s aggression and German actions in the late 1930s

Below is the transcript of a video that IWP professor Dr. Christopher C. Harmon did for the Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Future Warfare at Marine Corps University, where he is a Distinguished Fellow.  There is value in thinking along historical parallels.  And there can be a little danger in a parallel drawn artificially. …

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Remembering 23 October

The 23rd of October, which falls on a Wednesday this year, signals the 30th anniversary of one of the most significant dual-bombings in the history of low-intensity conflict.  Soldiers of France and the United States, dispatched to Lebanon to keep peace amidst its civil war, were destroyed in great numbers by vehicle bombs driven into their two…

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