The Modern War Institute

The Modern War Institute (MWI) is a research center at West Point devoted to the rigorous study of contemporary conflict by convening interdisciplinary panels and speaker forums, providing rigorous policy-relevant research, and educating our future leaders on how to win on the modern battlefield.

“Continuing down a path of overly ambitious and unrealistic advising initiatives, coupled with restricted advising divorced from tactical realities will guarantee that we will lose.”

The arguments that the Army need not devote time, manpower, or money to better preparing to operate in megacities are not uniform in their objections.

Major Dan Maurer has a new book, Crisis, Agency, and Law in US Civil-Military Relations, scheduled for release by Palgrave Macmillan Press next month.

“The only one way to make MDB both effective and a reality: Eliminate the independent services.”

"For military planners, the appeal of concrete barriers during an urban COIN campaign is clear."

“Our national security focus and increasingly prevailing wisdom suggest the international system may be returning to an era of great power war. Except, it is not.”