A look at the Army’s plans to adapt to the 21st century

Summary: We spend roughly as much on defense (broadly defined) as the rest of the world combined, the money feeding an organization of unique size and complexity.  Now every aspect of DoD faces the need for radical change in response to the challenges of the 21st century. New threats, funding cuts, recruiting & retaining a … Continue reading A look at the Army’s plans to adapt to the 21st century

What does the future hold for the US Army – and America?

Summary:  Today we see the official US Army's view of the future, and a response by Douglas Macgregor (Colonel, US Army, retired).  Read and compare.  Much depends on whose view is more accurate. Contents The official view of the US Army's future Doug Macgregor's response About the author For more information (1)  The official view … Continue reading What does the future hold for the US Army – and America?

“Colonizing Iraq”, by Michael Schwartz

Excerpt for today:  "Colonizing Iraq -- The Obama Doctrine?" By Michael Schwartz , posted at TomDispatch, 9 July 2009 Here's how reporters Steven Lee Myers and Marc Santora of the New York Times described the highly touted American withdrawal from Iraq's cities last week: "Much of the complicated work of dismantling and removing millions of dollars … Continue reading “Colonizing Iraq”, by Michael Schwartz