How resilient is your force when technology fails?
How resilient is your force when technology fails?
In dull times, dummies might get by.
"The Gunpowder Age" makes me think so.
There’s only one way to stop the misogynist, racist, policy-illiterate candidate from becoming the next U.S. president.
Why does anyone still think that bombing terrorist leaders still works?
There’s a good interview in the June issue of ARMY magazine with Maj. Jason Main, a recovering alcoholic, about how he turned his life around.
I’m a big fan of hard work.
I’ve mentioned before that there seems to be something magic in having a group of 12 men.
Does Hillary Clinton’s experience making — and surmounting — mistakes strengthen her POTUS potential?
Mullah Mansour's death may be a win for the endless U.S. war on the Taliban. But for the insurgency, it means more chaos -- which is exactly what they want.
This is one of the best books I've read in awhile — indeed, I think since "Comanche Empire."
In what appears to be a first, a one-star in the West Virginia National Guard gave a female LTC an unsatisfactory evaluation in retaliation for reporting a sexual assault, an IG investigation concluded.
I’ll publish the results next week, and republish the winning essay.
A summer reading list.
And a salute to Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain for pursuing this matter.
That headline amounts to Rule 13 of innovation.
This is a Yorky parachuting in the Pacific.
There’s a reason why Israelis and Palestinians haven't made true and lasting efforts for peace — their conflict is now the status quo.
Translating Washington’s favorite foreign policy clichés, from "boots on the ground" to "thank you for your service."
Some of our intelligence services think that the Islamic State is on the verge of collapse.
The president’s "light footprint" approach to war has relied on thousands of Americans paid to fight — and die — in the shadows.
"Claiming to be innovative carries about as much weight as declaring a love for puppies"
An infantryman training at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., let loose with live rounds the other day, hitting an Apache at least four times.
Polls show that U.S. voters want to focus on domestic issues, and yet support for defense spending is at its highest level since 9/11.
Organizations that are adaptive in peacetime fight better in wartime.
Which essay best answered the question: What is the one thing the U.S. military should do to move into the Information Age?
On the other hand, sometimes listening to older military people talk about innovation is like listening to dinosaurs talk about whether to evolve.
What the profile of Ben Rhodes tells us about ego and politics inside the Obama administration.
The foreign-policy establishment is backing Hillary Clinton. And that may not be such a bad thing for Trump.
OK, while I am waiting for the rest of you to vote in the essay contest, we’re going back to my own thoughts on innovation.
The more I think about it, the more I am bothered by smart people who suddenly say, "Hey, I’ve got it, let’s forget about the foreign policy experts."
The officer who was XO of the Navy Riverine Squadron boat that wound up in Iran got the heave-ho.
Russia’s whipping out the biggest nuclear missile the world has ever seen and laying it on the table. Should we feel inferior -- or scared?
The mailboat the other day brought Volume 7 of the papers of Gen. George C. Marshall.
This is just sad.
They will even ride is noisy helicopters if you tell them to.
She was a new detainee and couldn’t be more than fifteen years old.
The arrogance and cynicism of White House deputy national security adviser for strategic communications Ben Rhodes is the subject of a recent, largely admiring profile by David Samuels in "New York Times Magazine." It has generated ample criticism, ranging from the subtle and eloquent to the admirably and justifiably brutal.
Understanding should precede action, yet a prime area of strategic weakness for the United States is its inability to understand the local social-political context of conflict and war.
Skip the seminars and the student debt: Here's everything you'd actually remember after four years.
Here are the 21 entries that I ran in the essay contest about the one thing the U.S. military needs to do most to adapt to the Information Age. Now it is time to vote for the one you think is best.
Ten thoughts on emerging technology and innovation.
The digital revolution ended the industrial age and brought with it a wave of changes to the government, military, and common people alike, in ways that are still developing and difficult to understand.
No single change will be more important — or more difficult — for the U.S. military to adopt for success in Information Age warfare than to stop conceiving of cyber threats, and developing U.S. capabilities, in terms of kinetic effects.
For three years I’ve been reading a lot of 1930s history, so the other day was reminded once again of Gen. George C. Marshall’s lament that before World War II began, he had all the time in the world and no money, and that after it began, he had the opposite.
I dislike the term.
We made it back to base just as the sun was breaking over the horizon
A few thoughts on the psychological effect and utility of nuclear weapons.
For this week’s discussion on Syria and Iraq, The E.R. team asks "Is the worst yet to come?"
Dick Cheney. In case you thought he cared about principles.