The Russian-Ukraine war had raged for over a month now.
I asked urban warfare expert, John Spencer, to come on the show to tell us how he would defend a city from a hostile force. If you are not familiar with John, here are some highlights of his bio:
-Award-winning scholar, professor, author, combat veteran
-Internationally recognized expert and advisor on urban warfare and other military related topics
-Considered the world’s leading expert on urban warfare
-Advisor to the top four-star general and other senior leaders in the U.S. Army as part of strategic research groups from the Pentagon to the United States Military Academy
-Chair of Urban Warfare Studies with the Madison Policy Forum
-Recently served as the Chair of Urban Warfare Studies at the Modern War Institute at West Point
-Served over twenty-five years in the active Army as an infantry soldier, Spencer has held ranks from Private to Sergeant First Class and Second Lieutenant to Major
-His assignments as an Army officer included two combat deployments to Iraq as both an Infantry Platoon Leader and Company Commander, a Ranger Instructor with the Army’s Ranger School, a Joint Chief of Staff and Army Staff intern, fellow with the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Strategic Studies Group, and Co-Founder, Strategic Planner, and Deputy Director of the Modern War Institute at West Point.
-Spencer holds a Master of Policy Management from Georgetown University
-Spencer is also a regular military analyst and commentator for CNN, MSNBC, BBC, and numerous news and media organizations
-Connect via Twitter @SpencerGuard
In this episode, he will talk about :
-The power of small groups
-Making yourself invisible
-Closing the castle gates
-Looking down and digging tunnels
-How to keep the enemy out
-Using surprise to your advantage as the defender
-What is more likely to kill you (it’s not bombs or bullets)
-And much more…
Listen to his Urban Warfare Project podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/urban-warfare-project/id1490714950
As you know, we are focused on the topic of Leadership in the Russian-Ukrainian war. I wrote a book focused on Zelenskyy’ leadership and you can find it here on Amazon:
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