Jun 9, 2021
What Does the Marine Corps’ Return to the Sea Mean for the Army?
The U.S. Army is D.C.’s latest punching bag as the Indo-Pacific becomes the priority region for the Department of Defense. The Army’s proposed budget as it moves from...
Jun 8, 2021
Biden’s First Defense Budget Batters the Army
No wonder the Biden administration chose to release their 2022 budget just before a long holiday weekend. It’s a common Washington practice for releasing news that officials...
May 26, 2021
Let’s Not Sabotage The Military Justice System
Congress and the Biden Administration are contemplating changes to the military justice system that would make it more likely that serious crimes, such as sexual assault and child...
May 5, 2021
Biden Must Boost 2022 Budget To Counter China
The Army and Air Force are locked in battle over missions and the dollars that go with them. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs — an Army guy — has predicted a...
Apr 22, 2021
A Bad Case of Déjà Vu
On December 18, 2011, the last U.S. military convoy from Iraq entered Kuwait. I stood near Gen. Lloyd Austin as we watched the gate slowly close behind them at the Khabari Crossing,...
Mar 11, 2021
An “Urgent Unmet” National Security Need Going Nowhere
Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan had high hopes when he initiated a high profile effort to accelerate the adoption of a department-wide cloud computing system” in...
Jan 22, 2021
Transgender Policy: Political Correctness vs. Military Readiness
At his Tuesday confirmation hearing, President Joe Biden’s nominee to be secretary of defense, retired Gen. Lloyd Austin, asked about service by transgendered people in the...
Jan 15, 2021
The Six Blind Men and the Elephant
In the Indian parable of “The Blind Men and the Elephant,” six blind men come across an elephant by the side of the road. To learn about the animal, each feels the...
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