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Weirdness aboard the USS Cowpens

So it turns out that the skipper of the Cowpens who was relieved in June of 2014 (the third in a row!) had taken to his sickbed for weeks while deployed, where he was nursed by his female acting XO, with whom he was found to be “unduly familiar.”

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The further adventures of ‘Tom Ricks’

That’s from good old Doctrine Man, who helps keep us all sane. And makes me look younger.

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‘The Fixer: A Story From Sarajevo': A fine book about war and journalism these days

My daughter passed along to me a graphic non-fiction book she’d read, Joe Sacco’s The Fixer: A Story From Sarajevo. I was impressed. I think this is one of the best books I have read about the Bosnian war, and also about war journalism these days.

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If I could change one thing in personnel policy (7): Trust the market more, and trust the central planners much less

The Army could learn a valuable lesson from the National Football League — no, not the dangers of systemically understating the risk of traumatic brain injury and the accompanying long-term consequences.

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