How to Train a Military
Simulation has huge potential to improve lethality but it is an addition rather than a replacement for live training and exercises. Listen to discussions with experts to discover why.Find out more
The Profession of Arms
We like theories but only when they add value to the real world. It's not pretty, nor easy.
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WHO WE ARE
Pursuing the reality of national security, based on evidence not heresay
With an on-line national security audience of nearly a million people in 120+ states around the world, and face-to-face meetings with nearly 17,000 military personnel annually, we strive to stimulate challenging discussions, engaging their intellectual curiosity to improve mental capacity, build resilience, and expanding thinking space.
There is compelling evidence that ideas, people and thinking are decisive factors in combat and warfare. Peculiarly, Western militaries seem to sideline the intellectual development of their people and instead rely on the promise of technological revolution. We aim to help in redressing that balance by starting conversations that challenge orthodoxy, offer advice (on tactics, operational art and strategy), inform and educate. Not everyone likes this approach: It takes open minds, intellectual curiosity, and a pragmatic, realistic understanding of warfare.
Who we are
The national security community contains military personnel, industry, politicians, diplomats, civil servants, scholars and academics, civil servants, and veterans. We stimulate challenging discussions for these audiences, engaging their intellectual curiosity to improve mental capacity, build resilience, and expanding thinking space. From this, better decision-making results under stress.
Meet our Founder
Professor Peter Roberts spent more than 20 years in the British military, serving all over the world and engaged with a variety of agencies and nations. He went on to become Director of Military Sciences at RUSI, a London based Think Tank, where he spent nearly a decade and remains a Senior Associate Fellow. Peter founded the company to serve the intellectual curiosity of the military and wider national security community. He likes a challenge, reading discordant thinking, visiting hot spots, and a bit of history: things he tries to keep at the heart of the company.
Conversations about military thinking, combat, wars and adversaries
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