Archive for April, 2012

Perspectives: Harness wartime lessons now

It’s time to redouble efforts in multiservice TTP

In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, representatives from North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the Continental NORAD Region (CONR) convened a lessons-learned …

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More on truth, lies and duty

While it is commendable that Lt. Col. Daniel Davis spoke his truth, there are some problems with his observations.

Davis speaks of “the enemy,” but of whose enemy is he speaking? Are …

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Armed Forces Journal: April 2012

Even in these terabyte days, sometimes it’s not about finding new information, but making better use of what you have.

Lts. Deak Childress and John Taylor, members respectively of the Navy’s intelligence …

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Don’t scuttle cutters

TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY for delaying, if not deleting, plans to complete the Bertholf class of national security cutters.

The Coast Guard buys a new class of big ocean-going vessels …

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A better way to fight IEDs

IED component data can illuminate networks of bomb-builders

Just as you would not expect a sniper to engage the enemy while blindfolded, we should not expect forces fighting improvised explosive device forces …

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Our veterans deserve better

What is the responsibility of those still in uniform?

In the summer of 1932, amid the Great Depression, several thousand veterans of World War I gathered in the nation’s capital to express …

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Air-Sea Battle: Something’s missing

Without ground forces, the U.S. cannot counter Chinese aggression

Chinese military power is the new existential military threat to the United States — at least, that’s the view espoused by more than …

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Semi-transparent policy

TO ERIC HOLDER, for declining to make clear the law surrounding the killing of U.S. citizens.

The U.S. attorney general took a step toward transparency March 5 when he stated plainly that …

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Truth, lies and duty

ARMY Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis’ feature article, “Truth, Lies and Afghanistan” [January/February] marks a disturbing trend among officers engaging in what essentially is political discourse in uniform. Leaving aside the intellectual …

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Evaluating humanitarian ops

A modern system of measurements would boost effectiveness

“It’s déjà vu all over again” — the clever aphorism from philosopher and baseball legend Yogi Berra — comes to my mind nearly every …

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