The US military's broken personnel system is one of DoD's worst problems. This shows how deeply it is broken, and points to a proposal to fix it.
Let's begin with an easy step. Abandon fantasies of heroes. Instead let's build organizations and find leaders.
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”