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The Smell of Victory Podcast by www.DivergentOptions.org

Bob Hein, Steve Leonard, and Phil Walter

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The Smell of Victory Podcast by www.DivergentOptions.org

The Smell of Victory Podcast by www.DivergentOptions.org

Bob Hein, Steve Leonard, and Phil Walter

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In about an hour Bob Hein, Steve Leonard, and Phil Walter of www.DivergentOptions.org, with occasional guests, discuss national security issues of the past, present, and future.

Latest Episodes

Episode 0013: Spies and Satire with Alex Finley (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

On this episode ofThe Smell of Victory Podcast,Bob Hein and Phil Walterinterrogated former CIA Officer Alex Finley on her new book, “Victor in the Jungle,” which follows her first book, “Victor in the Rubble.” Key Intelligence Questions posed to Alex during this interrogation include: – Who has the worst travel claim processing in D.C., the...

--2019 MAY 27
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Episode 0013: Spies and Satire with Alex Finley (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

Episode 0012: Hollywood, the U.S. Military, and Civil-Military Relations (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

On this episode ofThe Smell of Victory PodcastBob Hein, Steve Leonard, and Phil Walterdiscussed Hollywood, the U.S. Military, and Civil-Military Relations. Issues touched on and quotes from this episode include: – Hollywood, the strategic communications branch of civil-military relations. – World War 2 gave us movies of epic battles, now we get damaged Veterans and...

--2019 MAR 2
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Episode 0012: Hollywood, the U.S. Military, and Civil-Military Relations (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

Episode 0011: U.S.-China Relations with Special Guest Ali Wyne (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

On this episode ofThe Smell of Victory Podcast,Bob Hein and Phil Walterdiscussed U.S.-China relations with Ali Wyne a Political Scientist at RAND Corporation and the co-author of “Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United States, and the World.” Issues touched on and quotes from this episode include: – From Presidents Nixon...

--2019 JAN 14
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Episode 0011: U.S.-China Relations with Special Guest Ali Wyne (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

Episode 0010: The 1986 Goldwater–Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

On this episode ofThe Smell of Victory Podcast,Bob Hein and Phil Walterdiscussed the Goldwater-Nichols Act. Issues touched on and quotes from this episode include: – Does Goldwater-Nichols inhibit the military’s ability to plan against global threats? – Does Goldwater-Nichols inadvertently make consensus the goal, vice best military advice? – Are we ready for Four Star...

--2018 DEC 13
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Episode 0010: The 1986 Goldwater–Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

Episode 0009: Guest Loren DeJonge Schulman / The Draft (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

Today on The Smell of Victory Podcast,Bob Hein and Phil Walter sat down with Loren DeJonge Schulman of theCenter for a New American Security to discuss the draft. Issues touched on and quotes from this episode include: – As the world returns to great power competition, is it time to bring back the draft? –...

--2018 NOV 19
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Episode 0009: Guest Loren DeJonge Schulman / The Draft (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

**CORRECTED** Episode 0008: Guest Tamara Cofman Wittes / Human Rights & National Security (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

Today on The Smell of Victory Podcast,Bob Hein and Phil Walter sat down with Tamara Cofman Wittes of The Brookings Institution and the Divergent Options Strategic Advisory Board to discuss human rights and national security. This hour-long discussion touched on: – Cold War human rights policies of Nixon and Kissinger – Jeane Kirkpatrick’s article “Dictators...

--2018 OCT 22
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**CORRECTED** Episode 0008: Guest Tamara Cofman Wittes / Human Rights & National Security (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

Episode 0007: The Great Books Edition (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

This episode of The Smell of Victory Podcast focuses on great books. More specifically, what Bob Hein, Steve Leonard, and Phil Walter think are great books. The Divergent Options trio determined what their favorite books were in the categories of Policy, Strategy, Tactical, Most Gifted, and Most Personal and decided to share them with our...

--2018 OCT 5
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Episode 0007: The Great Books Edition (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

Episode 0006: The Politicization of Retired U.S. Military Generals and Admirals (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

In 1988 General Paul X. Kelly, a retired United States Marine Corps General,made it known that he endorsed candidate George Bush for President of the United States. That simple endorsement broke open the dam, emboldening future generations of retired Generals and Admirals to make their views known during each election cycle. What are the impacts,...

--2018 AUG 19
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Episode 0006: The Politicization of Retired U.S. Military Generals and Admirals (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

Episode 0005: Mission Creep (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

What is mission creep? What are some examples of mission creep? What are some effects of mission creep? Why does the military seem to bat clean up for the rest of the Executive Branch when national security problems rear their ugly heads? Bob Heinand Steve Leonarddiscuss these issues and more on this episode of The...

--2018 JUL 10
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Episode 0005: Mission Creep (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

Episode 0004: Guest Kori Schake (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

In this episode of The Smell of Victory Podcast Bob Heinand Steve Leonardinterview Dr. Kori Schake theDeputy Director-General of theInternational Institute for Strategic Studies regarding her newest book “Safe Passage: The Transition from British to American Hegemony.” We then wander into other potential hegemonic shifts of the future, (is there potential for an Indian hegemony?),...

--2018 MAY 29
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Episode 0004: Guest Kori Schake (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)
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Latest Episodes

Episode 0013: Spies and Satire with Alex Finley (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

On this episode ofThe Smell of Victory Podcast,Bob Hein and Phil Walterinterrogated former CIA Officer Alex Finley on her new book, “Victor in the Jungle,” which follows her first book, “Victor in the Rubble.” Key Intelligence Questions posed to Alex during this interrogation include: – Who has the worst travel claim processing in D.C., the...

--2019 MAY 27
Comments
Episode 0013: Spies and Satire with Alex Finley (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

Episode 0012: Hollywood, the U.S. Military, and Civil-Military Relations (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

On this episode ofThe Smell of Victory PodcastBob Hein, Steve Leonard, and Phil Walterdiscussed Hollywood, the U.S. Military, and Civil-Military Relations. Issues touched on and quotes from this episode include: – Hollywood, the strategic communications branch of civil-military relations. – World War 2 gave us movies of epic battles, now we get damaged Veterans and...

--2019 MAR 2
Comments
Episode 0012: Hollywood, the U.S. Military, and Civil-Military Relations (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

Episode 0011: U.S.-China Relations with Special Guest Ali Wyne (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

On this episode ofThe Smell of Victory Podcast,Bob Hein and Phil Walterdiscussed U.S.-China relations with Ali Wyne a Political Scientist at RAND Corporation and the co-author of “Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, the United States, and the World.” Issues touched on and quotes from this episode include: – From Presidents Nixon...

--2019 JAN 14
Comments
Episode 0011: U.S.-China Relations with Special Guest Ali Wyne (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

Episode 0010: The 1986 Goldwater–Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

On this episode ofThe Smell of Victory Podcast,Bob Hein and Phil Walterdiscussed the Goldwater-Nichols Act. Issues touched on and quotes from this episode include: – Does Goldwater-Nichols inhibit the military’s ability to plan against global threats? – Does Goldwater-Nichols inadvertently make consensus the goal, vice best military advice? – Are we ready for Four Star...

--2018 DEC 13
Comments
Episode 0010: The 1986 Goldwater–Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

Episode 0009: Guest Loren DeJonge Schulman / The Draft (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

Today on The Smell of Victory Podcast,Bob Hein and Phil Walter sat down with Loren DeJonge Schulman of theCenter for a New American Security to discuss the draft. Issues touched on and quotes from this episode include: – As the world returns to great power competition, is it time to bring back the draft? –...

--2018 NOV 19
Comments
Episode 0009: Guest Loren DeJonge Schulman / The Draft (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

**CORRECTED** Episode 0008: Guest Tamara Cofman Wittes / Human Rights & National Security (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

Today on The Smell of Victory Podcast,Bob Hein and Phil Walter sat down with Tamara Cofman Wittes of The Brookings Institution and the Divergent Options Strategic Advisory Board to discuss human rights and national security. This hour-long discussion touched on: – Cold War human rights policies of Nixon and Kissinger – Jeane Kirkpatrick’s article “Dictators...

--2018 OCT 22
Comments
**CORRECTED** Episode 0008: Guest Tamara Cofman Wittes / Human Rights & National Security (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

Episode 0007: The Great Books Edition (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

This episode of The Smell of Victory Podcast focuses on great books. More specifically, what Bob Hein, Steve Leonard, and Phil Walter think are great books. The Divergent Options trio determined what their favorite books were in the categories of Policy, Strategy, Tactical, Most Gifted, and Most Personal and decided to share them with our...

--2018 OCT 5
Comments
Episode 0007: The Great Books Edition (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

Episode 0006: The Politicization of Retired U.S. Military Generals and Admirals (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

In 1988 General Paul X. Kelly, a retired United States Marine Corps General,made it known that he endorsed candidate George Bush for President of the United States. That simple endorsement broke open the dam, emboldening future generations of retired Generals and Admirals to make their views known during each election cycle. What are the impacts,...

--2018 AUG 19
Comments
Episode 0006: The Politicization of Retired U.S. Military Generals and Admirals (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

Episode 0005: Mission Creep (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

What is mission creep? What are some examples of mission creep? What are some effects of mission creep? Why does the military seem to bat clean up for the rest of the Executive Branch when national security problems rear their ugly heads? Bob Heinand Steve Leonarddiscuss these issues and more on this episode of The...

--2018 JUL 10
Comments
Episode 0005: Mission Creep (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

Episode 0004: Guest Kori Schake (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

In this episode of The Smell of Victory Podcast Bob Heinand Steve Leonardinterview Dr. Kori Schake theDeputy Director-General of theInternational Institute for Strategic Studies regarding her newest book “Safe Passage: The Transition from British to American Hegemony.” We then wander into other potential hegemonic shifts of the future, (is there potential for an Indian hegemony?),...

--2018 MAY 29
Comments
Episode 0004: Guest Kori Schake (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)
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