Episode 1: An Introduction to Strategy

Show Notes

In this episode, we set the theoretical foundations for understanding what strategy and operations are and how to think about them in context of the American Civil War. 

We cover the ends-ways-means-risk paradigm, the DIME construct, and the levels of war and strategy and their corresponding leadership responsibilities. 

We also discuss the initial strategies of both the Union and the Confederacy and briefly trace how they evolved as the war progressed.