What does the term mean? It refers to the daily routine, which you would think would be sufficient. For the military types, battle rhythm means having a regular schedule that helps keep everybody synchronized--in rhythm.
Why did we choose it? Good question. I think it speaks to the larger CDSN effort of trying to connect and coordinate the defence and security folks (those who study it, those who do it, those who are involved in it). We have no expectations of getting everybody to be in sync, but we do hope the podcast forces us to develop our own rhythm--of sharing the research the CDSN is generating, of providing our perspectives on defence and security issues, and of interviewing people on a regular basis, and of responding to our listeners (folks can send questions or comments to
We are sure that the podcast will evolve, so that some recurring segments will develop and ones we started may be dropped. It will take a while to figure out our rhythm. I hope you can join us for this ride.