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SAASS Faculty April Publications

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It was a busy month for the SAASS faculty.

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The (In)visible Hand: Strategic Sabotage Case Studies
The (In)visible Hand: Strategic Sabotage Case Studies
Photo By: Mark Jacobsen
VIRIN: 210512-A-IN713-0001

Dr. James Kiras, course director for SAASS's Irregular Warfare course, had a particularly productive season. He wrote a tribute piece about the late Colin Gray for Special Operations and appeared on the Modern Warfare Institute's Irregular Warfare podcast, where he discussed the enduring relevance of irregular warfare in an age of Great Power Conflict. He also announced the impending publication of a new edited volume titled The (In)visible Hand: Strategic Sabotage Case Studies. In addition to co-editing that volume, Dr. Kiras authored two chapters.

 

Dr. John Maurer published a piece for War on the Rocks titled Restoring Nuclear Bipartisanship: Force Modernization and Arms Control. He makes a rigorous, sensible, and timely argument for a bipartisan effort to advance both long-term force modernization and arms control efforts, rather than viewing them as opposing imperatives.

 

 

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Eating Glass: The Inner Journey Through Failure and Renewal
Eating Glass: The Inner Journey Through Failure and Renewal
Photo By: Mark Jacobsen
VIRIN: 210512-A-IN713-0002

Lt Col Mark Jacobsen published a personal memoir titled Eating Glass: The Inner Journey Through Failure and Renewal. The book chronicles his efforts to build a new capability to swarm small packets of humanitarian aid through contested airspace using drones--and the effort's subsequent failure. The book is a meditation on experiences of failure, healing, and growth that will speak to innovators, creatives, and anyone else who has experienced a shattering failure experience. He discussed the book on the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum's Minimum Viable Podcast.