Don Vandergriff strikes sparks that might help reforge the US Army

Summary: Yesterday's post continued a long series describing problems facing our military. Today we look at solutions, given in a new book by Donald Vandergriff (Major, US Army, retired -- a co-author on the FM website). He strikes at the very heart of the Army's power and traditions to make it a stronger instrument for … Continue reading Don Vandergriff strikes sparks that might help reforge the US Army

Admiral Mullen sets a high bar for continued US combat in Afghanistan

Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, has set a high bar for continued US combat in Afghanistan -- at least if we intend to win (whatever that means in this context).   He also has some interesting (and encouraging) things to say in this interview about our military forces. Excerpts from the Transcript of a Leadership … Continue reading Admiral Mullen sets a high bar for continued US combat in Afghanistan

News: “U.S. Army Isn’t Broken After All, Military Experts Say”

Important news, if accurate:  "U.S. Army Isn't Broken After All, Military Experts Say", Fox News (19 March 2008).   Of special note are the data they show in these nine charts. Opening of the Fox News story One year ago, as President Bush decided to send more troops to Iraq, the conventional wisdom in Washington among opponents … Continue reading News: “U.S. Army Isn’t Broken After All, Military Experts Say”