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Signs of the apocalypse?: Air Force BG Paul Tibbets takes over 509th Bomb Wing

When I saw that Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV had been named to command the 509th Bomb Wing, Air Force Global Strike Command, I thought that name and unit seemed familiar.

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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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What a veteran combat commander wants from any reporters covering his unit

Recently, among the several blogs I read, there was a particularly vitriolic repost to a journalist by a veteran. His contention was that since the journalist had never been in the military and never commanded any unit in combat, he was unfit to comment about combat or the management of same. I disagree — strongly.

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Is our country setting women up to fail?

By allowing women to attempt to try to perform functions for which they are highly challenged, are we setting most women up for failure?

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