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The Dead Prussian Podcast


The Dead Prussian Podcast aims to explore War and Warfare through discussion and analysis of military theory, historical events, contemporary conflicts, and expert interviews.

Mar 13, 2016

In this episode Mick has a chat with Phil Walter about Force Structure vs Force Utility. They explore the concept of DIME (Diplomatic, Informational, Military, Economic) as a means of framing the levers of national power. Phil is able to summarise complex foreign policy issues as easily as he discusses the training program for a marine platoon. Mick just tries to keep up and throws in some history here and there.


Phil Walter has served in the military, the intelligence community, and the inter-agency. The views expressed here are those of the author alone and do not contain information of an official nature. He tweets @philwalter1058 and blogs at http://www.philwalter1058.com .