Larry Kummer, Editor

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The Core Competence of America’s Military Leaders

As we enter the fifth year of our war in Iraq, it’s time to do a “rate the players” exercise — essential to understanding events and set our expectations. A core competence is a combination of complementary skills and knowledge bases embedded in a group or team that results in the ability to execute one …

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28 Articles: a guide to a successful insurgency against America

… or “What if bin Laden were smart, like Dr. No or Ernest Blofeld?” Summary Al Qaeda has not yet defeated us, to some extent because they are dumb as rocks. That is good, because so are we. Unfortunately, #1 could change at any time. Background Information For those of you who are not James …

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A must-read about 4GW: “The Changing Face of War: Lessons of Combat, From the Marne to Iraq”

The Changing Face of War: Lessons of Combat, From the Marne to Iraq  By Martin van Creveld The gift of hope is perhaps the most valuable thing an author can provide us. The Changing Face of War is a must-read book because in it Martin van Creveld provides us with the second best gift: demolishing …

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The Iraq insurgency has ended, which opens a path to peace

Summary: Part 5 in a series about the Iraq War. Links to the other chapters apprear at the end. “The commonest error in politics is sticking to the carcass of dead policies.” — Lord Salisbury, discussing Great Britain’s policy on the Eastern Question (1877) In the Fall of 2003 this author published on DNI a …

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