From March 25 to 27, 2018, the Modern War Institute held its second annual Class of 2006 War Studies Conference. The conference allows distinguished representatives from the private sector, government, academia, think-tank community, and the joint military services to debate and discuss issues related to modern war and warfare. This year’s conference explored the issue of civil-military relations and how modern war and warfare are challenging previous interpretations of the “unequal dialogue.”

You can watch Panel 1, “Divided We Stand: Pathologies, Politics and the Profession of Arms,” here. Details about the panel are below the video, and you can see more videos from the conference and read the final conference report by visiting the conference page.


Panel 1 – Divided We Stand: Pathologies, Politics and the Profession of Arms


Dr. Marybeth Ulrich, US Army War College
Lt. Gen. (ret) James Dubik, Institute for the Study of War
Mr. Phillip Carter, Center for a New American Security
Maj. Gen. (ret) Charles Dunlap, Jr., Duke University
Dr. Elizabeth Stanley, Georgetown University


Dr. Dominic Tierney, Atlantic Monthly