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Margin of Victory: Five Battles that Changed the Face of Modern War

Summary: Douglas Macgregor has a new book coming out soon, combining his experience planning and fighting modern wars with his knowledge of military history. As we fight our new long war, knowledge of past battles can help us see our way forward. Here is Professor Citino’s Forward to pique your interest. Margin of Victory Five …

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A look at the Army’s plans to adapt to the 21st century

Summary: We spend roughly as much on defense (broadly defined) as the rest of the world combined, the money feeding an organization of unique size and complexity.  Now every aspect of DoD faces the need for radical change in response to the challenges of the 21st century. New threats, funding cuts, recruiting & retaining a …

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Doug Macgregor explains how our military reached its current state, so only desperate reform can save us

Summary:  Douglas A. Macgregor (Colonel, US Army, retired) looks at military history, and sees how our military came to its current state.  Military power with little wit, bought at great expense in terms of national wealth and the blood of our brave troops. Contents Experience in combat:  essential, valuable, or just nice to have? Some …

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What does the future hold for the US Army – and America?

Summary:  Today we see the official US Army’s view of the future, and a response by Douglas Macgregor (Colonel, US Army, retired).  Read and compare.  Much depends on whose view is more accurate. Contents The official view of the US Army’s future Doug Macgregor’s response About the author For more information (1)  The official view …

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Reconfiguring the US military for life after The Long War

Summary:   Slowly our political and military leaders recognize that the current level of military spending not only strains our resources but also does little to improve our national security.  Proposals to fix this deserve our attention, despite the reflexive — often hysterical and irrational — responses from those profiting from the status quo.  Here we look at …

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