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20 things about being a platoon leader that he wishes he knew way back when

p>Tomnote: This originally appeared in War Council , a fine blog out ofWest Point. I am running it here with the permission of the author, who is inAfghanistan, and of the blogkeeper. By Lt. Scott Ginther, U.S. Army Best Defense guest columnist ... [Published The Best Defense - 16 hours ago]
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Another vote for the Army as the nation's primary service in coming decades

p> Not the Navy Department, nor theAir Force, say these authors . Rather, they contend: The argument that themilitary must retain the ability to "fight and win the Nation's wars" whenshaping operations are resourced as lesser included capabilities ... [Published The Best Defense - 16 hours ago]
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What not to do when seeing a big ship in your path while entering the Persian Gulf

p>Acouple of things struck me from this audio from the bridge of theminutes leading up to the USS Porter 's collision with a Japanese tanker back in 2012. First, it sounds like no one is in charge. Second, when theskipper asks someone a question, ... [Published The Best Defense - 16 hours ago]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Drone news from all over: Google goes high altitude, a drone truck is coming, and Bezos still wants drone groceries

p>Lotsa action in theworld of drones. Or maybe I am just noticing them more because I am workingwith Peter Bergen and Bailey Cahall, who know so much about all this stuff thatthey could ride drones to work if they wanted to. First, Googleyesterday ... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Anatomy of a crime: Some reflections on the latest killings at Fort Hood

p> By John T. Kuehn, Ph.D. Best Defense guest columnist Ina 2005 meeting with the faculty at the Command and General Staff College (CSGC),a senior Army mental health professional acknowledged how woefully unpreparedthe Army mental health personnel ... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Think you know something about Putin's bad intentions? Then give ODNI a call

div style="float: left; margin-right: 12px"> Could be there's a fatjob open for you at ODNI: Deputy NationalIntelligence Officer, Russia & Eurasia. I promise you it won't beboring. Some travel required. Oddly enough, the linked announcement says ... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Comment of the day: CIA torturers are the moral equivalent of the North Vietnamese jailkeepers who tortured American pilots

div style="float: left; margin-right: 12px"> I was intrigued by thiscomment, by "USAF Pilot-RET," which ran the other day in response to my post saying that if CIA officials want to practice civil disobedience ,they should man up and take the consequences ... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

General Mundy in his obituary deserved more than the back of the Post's hand

div style="float: left; margin-right: 12px"> By Col. Butch Bracknell, USMC (Ret.) Best Defense guest columnist The Washington Post 's obituary following the passing of General Carl E. Mundy, Jr., the 30th commandantof the Marine Corps, could ... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Warning to military officers: Don't diss the cops in Monterey, CA, even in your home

div style="float: left; margin-right: 12px"> They busted an AirForce captain, a student at the Naval Postgraduate School, after he asked them why they were in his yard . They later put awarrant out on him, which may mess up his military career. ... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

FoW (24): The seven key ingredients of highly adaptive (and effective) militaries

p> By Col. Keith Nightingale, U.S. Army (Ret.) Best Defense future of war entry The there are twogreat truths about the future of war. The first is that itwill consist of identifying and killing the enemy and either prevailing or not.We can surmise ... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

One of the best military reading lists ever: Direct to you from the Australian army

p>It's been awhilesince I've seen a reading list this good , and so comprehensive. An education itself. Onething I especially like about it is that it doesn't just list books, it tellsyou why you might want to read each one. It also has somevery ... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Sherman's (VII) pet peeves: He loathed reporters, DC, politicians, and even JAGs

div style="float: left; margin-right: 12px"> Everyone knows that Sherman didn't want to run forpresident, but I didn't realize how deep his loathing of politics overall ran.This was despite his being the brother of a lifelong politician, John ... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 10 2014]

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Another vote for the Army as the nation's prima... [Published The Best Defense - 16 hours ago]
What not to do when seeing a big ship in your p... [Published The Best Defense - 16 hours ago]
Anatomy of a crime: Some reflections on the lat... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 15 2014]
Drone news from all over: Google goes high alti... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 15 2014]
Think you know something about Putin's bad inte... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 15 2014]
Comment of the day: CIA torturers are the moral... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 14 2014]
General Mundy in his obituary deserved more tha... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 14 2014]
Warning to military officers: Don't diss the co... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 14 2014]
FoW (24): The seven key ingredients of highly a... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 11 2014]
One of the best military reading lists ever: Di... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 11 2014]
Sherman's (VII) pet peeves: He loathed reporter... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 10 2014]
The top 10 lies Pakistani officials tell [Published The Best Defense - Apr 10 2014]
What stolen valor incidents tell us about fraye... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 10 2014]
The real question isn't naval presence but how ... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 09 2014]
Why Sherman (VI) preferred volunteers [Published The Best Defense - Apr 09 2014]
Churchill denounces fighting the Afghans but co... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 09 2014]
Has the CIA been committing civil disobedience?... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 08 2014]
Sherman (V) explains generalship and the distin... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 08 2014]
'The Burning Shore': An account of submarine wa... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 08 2014]
10 years after: Fighting in Yousifiya as the 'T... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 07 2014]
Counterdrone ops suddenly all the rage [Published The Best Defense - Apr 07 2014]
Marshall and Lejeune: The respect two great gen... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 07 2014]
General Sherman (IV) says one sign of effective... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 04 2014]
What bothers me about the making of strategy th... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 04 2014]
Rebecca's War Dog of the Week: Dog teams search... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 04 2014]
FoW (23): The biggest growth industry in defens... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 03 2014]
Disappointment in USNI's tendentious response t... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 03 2014]
A view from the high seas: The Navy is now more... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 03 2014]
How mission command works: Sherman's memoirs (I... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 02 2014]
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20 things about being a platoon leader that he ... [Published The Best Defense - 16 hours ago]
p>Tomnote: This originally appeared in War Council , a fine blog out ofWest Point. I am running it here with the permission of the author, who is inAfghanistan, and of the blogkeeper. By Lt. Scott Ginther, U.S. Army Best Defense guest columnist ...
Another vote for the Army as the nation's prima... [Published The Best Defense - 16 hours ago]
p> Not the Navy Department, nor theAir Force, say these authors . Rather, they contend: The argument that themilitary must retain the ability to "fight and win the Nation's wars" whenshaping operations are resourced as lesser included capabilities ...
What not to do when seeing a big ship in your p... [Published The Best Defense - 16 hours ago]
p>Acouple of things struck me from this audio from the bridge of theminutes leading up to the USS Porter 's collision with a Japanese tanker back in 2012. First, it sounds like no one is in charge. Second, when theskipper asks someone a question, ...
Anatomy of a crime: Some reflections on the lat... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 15 2014]
p> By John T. Kuehn, Ph.D. Best Defense guest columnist Ina 2005 meeting with the faculty at the Command and General Staff College (CSGC),a senior Army mental health professional acknowledged how woefully unpreparedthe Army mental health personnel ...
Drone news from all over: Google goes high alti... [Published The Best Defense - Apr 15 2014]
p>Lotsa action in theworld of drones. Or maybe I am just noticing them more because I am workingwith Peter Bergen and Bailey Cahall, who know so much about all this stuff thatthey could ride drones to work if they wanted to. First, Googleyesterday ...
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