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What Happens When the Military Thinks Outside the Box?

Words: Laicie Heeley
Pictures: Holson House
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How could Girl Scout Cookies help raise awareness about nuclear threats?

Why is Nancy Sinatra’s song, “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’,” so popular with the military?

And, what happens when a bunch of design kids team up with West Point Cadets?

Find out on this week’s episode of Things That Go Boom!

Download episode three, “What happens when the military thinks outside the box?” on iTunesStitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts today.

+ Head over to this awesome piece by J.M. Tyree for more on Nancy. There’s so much more here than we were able to include in the episode, and it’s so worth the read.

Laicie Heeley

Editor in Chief

Laicie Heeley is the founding CEO of Inkstick Media, where she serves as Editor in Chief of the foreign policy magazine Inkstick and Executive Producer and Host of the PRX- and Inkstick-produced podcast, Things That Go Boom. Heeley’s reporting has appeared on public radio stations across America and the BBC, where she’s explored global security issues including domestic terrorism, disinformation, nuclear weapons, and climate change. Prior to launching Inkstick, Heeley was a Fellow with the Stimson Center’s Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense program and Policy Director at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. Her publications include work on sanctions, diplomacy, and nuclear arms control and nonproliferation, along with the first full accounting of US counterterrorism spending after 9/11.

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