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How to Win the Next War…

As soldiers, we are professionally bound to consider, discuss, and prepare for the next war.  Even in a time of quiet peace we are continually sharpening our tools, challenging our bodies, and expanding our minds as we develop ourselves and … Continue reading

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Bin Laden’s Legacy…

It was only a year ago when Mr. Obama announced what has perhaps become the greatest victory of his tumultuous and controversial presidency.  In the dark of night a small group of our nation’s finest warriors descended into a compound … Continue reading

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Crisis and Community…

A talented professor of mine likes to say that crisis and complexity lead to a centralization of authority.  Given recent pieces of legislation and policy including the Patriot Act, the National Defense Authorization Act, and the National Defense Resources Preparedness … Continue reading

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Our Generation 2.0…

How do you resurrect a dying and broken society?  How do you feel when despite the tremendous progress humanity has made in your time, they tell you that you must live less prosperously than your parents?  How can you dream … Continue reading

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Our Generation…

Just another throwback to an older writing…Might be worth a look given the times we live in… We are the children of the New World Order; the infants of Moscow, Washington, and Berlin; the kindergarteners of Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and Somalia; … Continue reading

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Occupy…

Occupy: to take or fill up; to engage or employ the mind, energy, or attention of; to be a resident or tenant of; to take possession and control of, as by military invasion; to hold…(dictionary.com) It is a word used … Continue reading

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From Competition to Cooperation

One of my favorite games growing up was Monopoly.  My grandfather has a special anniversary edition of the game and almost every time we visited we would pull it out of the box, choose our pieces (I generally liked the … Continue reading

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Rebel with a day job…

One day, when they write the history books I feel that 2011 will go down as the year of the social protest, of the global call for change.  From Tunis and Tripoli to Damascus and Sana, to Athens and Rome, … Continue reading

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The Next Revolution in Military Affairs…

I remember a random speaker during one of my countless seminars at West Point saying “rereading what you have already written is one of the most selfish forms of masturbation.”  Well, since I’m stuck here in a combat zone with … Continue reading

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Warriors…

Just a few thoughts from an underemployed grunt in the middle of a quasi-warzone…obviously they do not relate to any specific units or even personal experiences.  Just trying to make sense of the nonsensical as I get ready to move … Continue reading

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