As we begin another cycle of wars, we owe it to ourselves & our soldiers to ask the big question: why do we keep losing? Here is an answer.
The USMC has lowered requirements in its Infantry Officer Course, following drastic measures in the other services. More women will pass, but at what cost?
Summary: Trump has been called an authoritarian, a fascist, and another Hitler. What is his true character? The question becomes more important as Trump approaches the White House. An interwar insight from a German general can help us evaluate him. The answer helps explain why Trump did so well on November 8, despite his many … Continue reading A German general explains how to understand Donald Trump
Summary: Captain Grazier (USMC) writes another chapter in our series explaining why we lose at modern warfare despite the training, size, and fantastic tech of our forces. Another post by a Marine officer explaining our military's internal struggle to overcome its attritionist tendency (i.e., fighting 21st wars with WWI methods). He explains the complexities of … Continue reading When will our military learn modern warfare, & overcome the attritionist tendency?
Summary: The daily press gives us lurid tales of the underclass breaking social norms, but seldom does so about the more serious lost professionalism that helps the upper class. Before we tinker with American society to reverse our rising inequality, we should understand the processes that created this problem. I believe we not only don't … Continue reading We worry about rule-breaking by the underclass, not the upper class