Don’t listen to the calls for more killing in the WOT

River of blood

Summary: As Trump and his general-dominated foreign policy team expand and intensify our wars, the calls for more killing rise again. As in an article in the respected journal of the Navy Institute. We should just say no. “Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results.” — No said by Einstein but by Alcoholics … Continue reading Don’t listen to the calls for more killing in the WOT

A lesson in war-mongering: “Maritime Strategy in an Age of Blood and Belief”

Summary:  This post describes an article wells worth reading, a sophisticated example of war-mongering.  For a contrast see Geopolitical analysis need not be war-mongering.  At the end are links to other articles on this topic. This is a review of "Maritime Strategy in an Age of Blood and Belief", Sandy Winnefeld (Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy), Proceedings, … Continue reading A lesson in war-mongering: “Maritime Strategy in an Age of Blood and Belief”

DoD Death Spiral – the US Navy version

The following article not only provides an excellent example of the Defense Death Spiral (see here for a description), but also illustrates other important points. (1)  The mainstream media report these problems in the perky, amnesiac fashion of a fool -- as if each time they discover the problem it is an original insight.  Since … Continue reading DoD Death Spiral – the US Navy version