Ep 001 “Terms of Endearment”

by | Sep 25, 2022

Ep 001 “Terms of Endearment”

by | Sep 25, 2022

Episode Notes

This charter episode will discuss the intent of the podcast and get started with the basics to create a framework of common understanding. This episode will discuss the National Defense Strategy, generations of warfare, civil war and the regional conflict complexes that emerge from larger wars and conflicts. Irregular warfare (IW) is rather complex and tends to be muddier, more nuanced and subject to interpretative misconceptions and we’ll lay the groundwork for understanding these in both the larger and smaller contexts.

If we master the basics in terminology, the martial language and some of the framing of warfare, we’ll have the means to master the more arcane and esoteric aspects of IW.


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About Bill Buppert

Bill Buppert is the host of Chasing Ghosts: An Irregular Warfare Podcast and a contributor over time to various liberty endeavors. He served in the military for nearly a quarter century and contractor tours after retirement on occasion and was a combat tourist in a number of neo-imperialist shit-pits around the world. He is NOT Special Forces (SF) nor Ranger tabbed nor a graduate of the SF Qualification Course. Bill was an 18E candidate in A/3-12 SFG(A) who received an active duty US Army commission (OCS) in lieu of attendance of the SF qualification training pipeline as an US Army NCO. He can be found on twitter at @wbuppert and reached via email at cgpodcast@pm.me.

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