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Thoughts as I watch my Army walk away from counterinsurgency once again

Will the Army forget or discard the counterinsurgency lessons learned over the last 15 years? I hope not but, if history is a guide, there is little reason to be optimistic.

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Remembering war, angrily: Australians ban British from battle commemoration

The Australians have banned British descendants from attending a ceremony for the dead at the Battle of Fromelles, of July 1916.

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New era in air? He said it

Yep. It was Curtis LeMay, in a memo in September 1946.

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Book excerpt: Of Humans and Hardware

It’s the human factor that is the ultimate determinant in war, as military intellectuals like Arthur Cebrowski, Robert Scales, H. R. McMaster, and many of their kind have long argued.

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