The "yellow vests" movement in France is a peasants' protest, with a modern twist that almost guarantees its failure. Just like the Occupy and Tea Party.
The WOT proves that we've forgotten whatever we learned from Vietnam, despite the price in money and blood we paid for them. But we can still learn.
Summary: James Bowman reviews Darkest Hour, a powerful film about May and June 1940, the beginning of Britain's finest hours (Churchill's phrase; he never called them the "darkest hours"). It shows the willingness of many Brits to negotiate with Hitler, Churchill's adamant leadership -- which kept Britain in the war -- and has an important message … Continue reading James Bowman: why Americans should see “Darkest Hour”
Summary: America has entered an age of revolutions. This year the counter-revolution by the Right began. It is as ugly as the Left's revolution; perhaps worse. Unless we act soon, the struggle between our mad extremes will decide America's fate. "Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions." --- … Continue reading The photo that made Nathan Damigo leader of the alt-Right
Summary: Like all power tools, technology can hurt or help an organization — depending on how the leaders use it. Since the dawn of third generation warfare in WWI, the power of an army results from its speed as well its force. Fast recognition, fast decision-making, fast execution, fast learning -- these are power. This requires decentralization. … Continue reading Require Marine officers to do as they’re told so – we can continue losing the WOT! (Attritionist Letter #4).