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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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Why she’s NOT leaving the Navy

Shaina Hogan, the Naval officer whose photo was used in the item I mentioned the other day, objected to its being used by “Task & Purpose,” the site that ran that piece.

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Risk: Everyone thinks they know what it means. But they don’t! And that’s why we nowadays wage wars of dwindling assets.

I was glad to see Michael Mazarr tackle the subject of risk the other day in “War on the Rocks.” Among other interesting things, he notes that paying attention to risk is a good way to assess consequences of one’s actions.

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South Korea to Turn Off Propaganda Speakers, but Can It Tone Down Tensions With Pyongyang?

After weeks of tension, North and South Korea came to a peace agreement Monday. But not all South Koreans are thrilled their government caved to North Korean requests.

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Our discussion: I feel like we are just skimming the surface of our problems

We are not winning this hot wash. There is something rotten in the stories we tell. We are swimming in shallow water.

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