How to fight ISIS on social media
America’s Dangerous Defense Cuts
Threats are rising around the globe, yet the U.S. is poised to cut $1 trillion from the Pentagon over 10 years.
Is it Time for the US to Broker Peace in Korea?
U.S. envoy to Seoul leaves hospital after attack
U.S. commander says he held talks with China about N. Korea
For all the condemnations of PowerPoint in military culture, there’s a smart way to use it.
The Art of War in 7 Charts
Top U.S. Commando Tells Troops: Get Counseling, I Did
RUSSIAN WAR AGGRESSION IN UKRAINE? IT’S A FICTION
There is no Russian aggression and there hasn’t been any Russian aggression
US Intel Vets Oppose Brennan’s CIA Plan
March 9, 2015
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U.S. Accused of Turning S. Korea into World's Biggest Nuclear Base
But it is at the strategic level where the effects of this erosion of military ethics may be the most dangerous. To take one important example, Wong and Gerras were frequently told that the readiness assessments of partner forces in Iraq and Afghanistan were an example of ethical deception. These critically important assessments rated the ability of Iraqi and Afghan forces to fight on their own, without U.S. assistance. Yet these ratings usually depended more on the U.S. rotational unit deployment cycle than on the actual capabilities of those partner forces. In other words, partner units received low ratings when a new U.S. unit arrived, better ratings over time, and high ratings right before that unit left – only to plummet once again when a new unit arrived. This rollercoaster annual cycle would almost seem comical were it not for the fact that U.S. strategy in both Iraq and Afghanistan rested heavily on turning over the battlefield to these very same local national forces. This means that senior U.S. military and civilian decision-makers relied on fundamentally flawed data when assessing the progress towards this critical strategic objective. Thus, their decisions about whether the war should continue or end and at what pace U.S. and allied forces should withdraw were deeply distorted.
LYING TO OURSELVES: THE DEMISE OF MILITARY INTEGRITY
Philippine military says 73 Muslim rebels dead in offensive
America’s top military officer in charge of monitoring hostile actions by North Korea, escalating tensions between China and Japan, and a spike in computer attacks traced to China provides an unexpected answer when asked what is the biggest long-term security threat in the Pacific region: climate change. http://bit.ly/INi3Vm