Soldiers' Fives

TED's War Stories Playlist

By Tom McDermott February 13, 2019


For years now TED has been one of the greatest resources for those with an 'insatiable curiosity'.

Here they have drawn together 14 of their best talks on war; from Thomas Barnett proposing a new model for the US military, through to Stan McCrystal talking about leadership, and to Rory Stewart explaining why we should leave Afghanistan.

Essential watching for anyone interested in war.



Tom McDermott

Tom McDermott is a serving Australian Army Officer and a student of strategy and military ethics. You can follow him on Twitter via the handle @helmandproject.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.

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