Require Marine officers to do as they’re told so – we can continue losing the WOT! (Attritionist Letter #4).

Obedience

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).

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Teaching Marine junior officers to obey, not think (Attritionist Letter #3)

Command

Summary: "The Attritionist Letters" are Marine officers' protest about their general's policies that resulted in our failures in phase one of the WOT, now be be repeated in phase two by Trump's all-general national security team (since they refuse to admit these failures). This, the third letter, cuts to the heart of the problem. See the … Continue reading Teaching Marine junior officers to obey, not think (Attritionist Letter #3)

An inspirational video from India shows why we’re losing to the 1%

Little fish can defeat big fish

Summary: Here is an inspirational video from India that illustrates a problem of Indian politics that we share. It's well done, rich with lessons for us as for the people of India for whom it was made. Lead India was a television series launched on India's 60th Independence Day by The Times of India Group … Continue reading An inspirational video from India shows why we’re losing to the 1%