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How to reorganize U.S. military PT

Without question, a significant amount of research indicates that our military and civilian populations are fatter and more sedentary than ever.

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A better Air University video

A reader sends along a video, which is indeed better than the previous one I flagged, from the Air War College.

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Why We Failed to Win a Decisive Victory in Afghanistan

Shifting political allegiances, not smashing enemies, should have been the goal. And that holds true for the campaign against the Islamic State as well.

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Who is right about how our nation wages war, Samuel Huntington or Eliot Cohen?

Michele Flournoy, the person most likely to become defense secretary in a future Democratic administration, dissed the hell out of Samuel Huntington’s theory of civil-military relations the other day at the Future of War Conference.

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