Thursday, October 7, 2021

“Even if you think that culture is just that “squishy sh*t”, you’ve got to be honest that it’s difficult to understand enemy intent, analyze how best to train an allied force or comprehend the will of the people if can’t even grasp the basics of the cultural foundations of those populations.”
– Kerry Fosher –

Understanding the culture of the people whose sandbox you’re playing within is a subject that cycles in and out of favor with the U.S. military. The tendency to run either hot or cold on this subject is what prompted three scholars to write the book The Rise and Decline Of U.S. Military Culture Programs 2004 To 2020. To learn more, Click here for the podcast episode  Message in a Bottle: Rebuilding Cultural Capabilities – Again or Click here for the conversation transcript.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Be strong. Lead well.