Effects of Economic and Conflict Shift on U.S. Military Operations: What Future Conflict May Look Like


Two forces - the global economy and the nature of conflict changing and shifting - are the most likely aspects of ongoing change that will affect United States joint and multinational military operations. These changes will require the United States military to be a more dynamic and a more flexible force.

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My review of The Art of War


Since its discovery by Western scholars The Art of War by Sun Tzu has influenced and shaped military education, strategy, and tactics. Its impact has reached beyond military applications to affect business and social life as well. However, it seems that some of the basic tenets of the book and the lessons it teaches need are seldom accurately remembered and need to be constantly relearned by western leadership. It would serve them well to remember the words of Sun Tzu.

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Check out this review of America’s Great Game


America's Great Game: The CIA's Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East by Hugh Wilford My rating: 4 of 5 stars As I finish this book today, forces backed by the United States have announced they are heading toward the erstwhile capital of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. …

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Review of The Secret Civil War


The Secret Civil War by John Reynolds Sawyer My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Secret Civil War was an interesting read that helped fill in some of my gaps in the knowledge of the Civil War. It was, however, not without its flaws. It could have done with another once over by a proofreader …

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Review: Chasing Ghosts: Unconventional Warfare in American History


Chasing Ghosts: Unconventional Warfare in American History by John J. Tierney Jr. My rating: 4 of 5 stars It appears I was the first person to check this book out of the Chicago public library and I was glad that I did. A nuanced and well researched look into Americas foray into unconventional warfare.From the …

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And we begin…


I've been thinking a lot lately about my Father. Mostly because of how many things are being done wrong. I need to go back a little bit and but that in to context. I'm presently mobilized on what is being called an Overseas Contingency Operation. Several thousand miles from the people I love the most …

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