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Thinking about military structure as the point of departure for adjusting to future

Lately I’ve been persuaded by the argument that the point of departure for the future of the military is how it is structured.

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A very British list of war memoirs

It leaves out a lot of my favorites, even British ones, by authors such as Robert Graves, Keith Douglas and Field Marshal Slim. Still, an interesting list for including people like Spike Milligan.

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The Executioners’ Bill

After an alleged series of brutal executions by the Burundian military, should the United States consider cutting off the cash it's giving the country's armed forces?

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Climate change promises to make for some interesting national security problems

Climate change already is affecting national security in a variety of ways, panelists argued at a recent meeting at Georgetown University.

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Tom wants to talk about future structure? Ok, how about networked infantry units?

What does the future of war look like? It looks fast. Today information travels literally at the speed of light, and technology has democratized that ability.

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What do you know about the Lusitania?

As a kid, in grade school, we saw an old movie about the sinking of the Titanic. I don’t remember, but it might have been Roy Ward Baker’s A Night To Remember. Whatever it was, the sinking of the Titanic was always in the front of my mind when someone mentioned the words “passenger ship” and “sunk.” The attack and sinking of the Lusitania, however, was a footnote in our history books; maybe it made half the page — if that.

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