Category Archives: USMC

U.S.M.C. Facing a Readiness Crisis

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 “Red Devils” departs the runway at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 24, 2017. US Marine Corps photo. Pilots need practice to maintain proficiency. Pilots flying … Continue reading

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“If you meet The Buddha on the road, kill him.”

By ann summers All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else. -The Buddha Marx: “constant revolutionizing of production uninterrupted disturbance of all social … Continue reading

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His book should not have been the only Counterinsurgency text available for an entire post-Vietnam generation

By ann summers Yet if predicting the future is a hopeless endeavor, learning from the past is not. The counterinsurgency books that Nagl studied do impart an important lesson. The goal the United States hopes to reach in Iraq — … Continue reading

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James Fallows on “The Tragedy of the American Military”

By Elaine Magliaro On Friday, I was talking with a friend when he suggested that I read James Fallows’s article about the American military that was published in The Atlantic magazine. In his article titled The Tragedy of the American Military, Fallows looks … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

by GENE HOWINGTON Today is Memorial Day. Some, especially those who have served or have had loved ones in the service, treat it as one of the biggest holidays of the year.  To many, it is simply a three day … Continue reading

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