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Churchill on seapower

“Sea-power, when properly understood, is a wonderful thing.”

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Mulling military structure (III): Reasons for teaching drill, and what would it be if we were developing it nowadays?

Back in the day, I spent a lot of time watching recruits drill at Parris Island. But I never thought much about its origins.

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The United States cannot stop genocide as long as policymakers and human rights advocates stick to black-and-white narratives

The United States cannot stop genocide as long as policymakers and human rights advocates stick to black-and-white narratives.

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Reasons for military structure: More on why we have officers and enlisted peeps

One reason rulers liked having foreigners in the ranks was that outlanders were thought less likely to ally themselves with peasant revolts.

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