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‘Message to Garcia’ had a message, but it is no longer a ‘Garcia’ world out there

"Message to Garcia" is no longer on the Commandant’s Reading List.

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Studies of military innovation: Tom’s interim roundup of the story so far

For those of you late to the game, here is what I have been using as material for this blog’s series on innovation.

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Revising our armed forces (7): The right time to innovate is during peace, not war

Rule no. 7 is, as I said earlier, the central point in Rosen’s book, which I hope you have bought by now.

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Review: ‘My Story,’ by Andrei Sannikov

'My Story' is a mix of 'One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich,' by Alexander Solzhenitsen, and 'The Case for Democracy,' by Natan Sharansky.

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An Air Force chief of staff’s memoir of his time as a Thunderbirds pilot — and oh yeah, also in a war in Southeast Asia

A professor of mine once commented to me that Air Force Chief of Staff General Michael Dugan was the man 'who went down the rabbit hole, never to return.'

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