SPIRe’s Dr. Tamir Libel will launch the SPIRe spring seminar series with his presentation entitled “De-constructing the (Post) Modern Military: The Operational Theory Research Institute as a Case of Sociology of Intervention” on Wednesday January 23 from 12:00-13:00 in G316 Newman Building, UCD Belfield.
During the 1980s,Western militaries began developing operational-level doctrine and
training. Nearly a decade later, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) began to experiment
with similar ideas. The present Fresh Perspective will examine one: the IDF, the Operational Theory Research Institute (OTRI), and its failure.