Martin van Creveld: women are a problem in the military, not the cure

Summary: Martin van Creveld examines the reason behind the Israel Defense Forces' enthusiasm to recruit women. It's the same reason for the enthusiasm of the US military. Men are increasingly unable or unwilling to serve. He discusses some of the likely consequences of this experiment.   “Military Women Are Not the Cure, They Are the Disease” By … Continue reading Martin van Creveld: women are a problem in the military, not the cure

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Martin van Creveld looks at the experience of women in the Israel Defense Forces

Summary: Today Martin van Creveld looks at the revolution in military affairs (the real one) -- the integration of women into western armed forces. The Israel Defense Forces has the most experience with this, and their experience can help us understand our future. These are scraps of data, useful only because we have so little. … Continue reading Martin van Creveld looks at the experience of women in the Israel Defense Forces

The US military’s #1 challenge in the 21st century: recruiting a few good people

Summary: The US military faces many problems in the 21st century, but perhaps none more serious than the need to recruit sufficient numbers of the high quality people it needs. They face two kinds of difficulties. This post discusses not just the small problems that get all the attention, but also the large but seldom … Continue reading The US military’s #1 challenge in the 21st century: recruiting a few good people

Martin van Creveld looks at the propaganda fog that covers modern war

Summary: Today Martin van Creveld discusses the difficulty of finding the truth amidst the sea of propaganda that surrounds us. It's an essential skill Americans seem to have lost. He concludes by examining the stories about the Israel Defense Forces in Gaza.   The Facts of the Case By Martin van Creveld From his website, … Continue reading Martin van Creveld looks at the propaganda fog that covers modern war

Martin van Creveld looks at Amazons: women warriors in the real world

Summary: Martin van Creveld looks at the accounts of women soldiers from the ancient Amazons to modern armies, cutting away the myths to real the facts. It's a timely analysis, with the US radically revising the role of women in our military. Amazons By Martin van Creveld. From his website, 27 August 2015 Posted with … Continue reading Martin van Creveld looks at Amazons: women warriors in the real world

A descent into darkness by our special operations forces

Summary: Only slowly have Americans begun to see the dark thing done in our name during our post-9/11 wars. For years we tightly closed our eyes. We told ourselves that only terrorists were killed, or fighters “on the battlefield” -- plus a few civilians as collateral damage. Slowly those lies get debunked and we see … Continue reading A descent into darkness by our special operations forces

News about the battle for women’s equality in our armed forces

Summary: The military has become one of America's petri dishes for social policy experiments, and the integration of women into the front line fighting forces has introduced stresses far greater than anything they've experienced before (the faux revolution from letting people out of the closet has produced a false sense of confidence in the outcome of … Continue reading News about the battle for women’s equality in our armed forces