war on terror

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The hidden but essential lesson from Apollo 11

The real lesson from Project Apollo is grim, but if learned can help chart a new future for America.

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How the ghosts of Vietnam haunt the War on Terror

Summary: Major Sjursen goes to the heart of our Long War, showing how our military remains haunted by the ghosts of Vietnam — and how today’s failures result from the tragically wrong lessons they learned from it. “The War That Never Ends (for the U.S. Military High Command) And It’s Not the War on Terror“ …

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River of blood

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

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 …

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Defense Wins Championships

Let’s try a defensive strategy in America’s wars, and win.

Summary: So many posts here describe how we are losing. Since we’ve forgotten, I’m reposting explanations of why and how we are losing — and how we can win in the age when 4th generation warfare (4GW) is the dominant mode of war. Step one: adopt a rational grand strategy. The original version was posted in …

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