Mixed messages on drone strikes
Over the past two years, prominent officials in the Obama administration — most of them high-ranking lawyers — have offered public defenses and rationales for the so-called...
BY MAJ. CHARLES G. KELS
Share expeditionary lessons
While the Air Force does a remarkable job of capturing and codifying lessons within the flying community, the lack of a well-defined process across many of the Expeditionary Combat Support...
By Maj. Gen. William Bender
In this issue: July 2012
Is it legal to use UAVs to kill suspected enemies in Pakistan and other countries where your country is not formally at war? It is a vital question in an area where the United States is...
How to teach about Islam
The United States government still has not figured out how to educate its employees about Islam.
By Maj. Mark Jacobsen
Letter to the Editor
THE JUNE ARTICLE BY BRIG. GEN. MARK C. ARNOLD, “Don’t promote mediocrity,” addresses a critical failure of the military bureaucratic mindset that treats leaders as if they...
How to build good stuff
It probably goes without saying that the defense acquisition community wants to build “stuff that works good.” For that matter, we generally want our stuff to be better than...
By Lt. Col. Dan Ward
Change course on LCS
The Navy is moving apace to stabilize the Littoral Combat Ship program and integrate it into a new fleet design. Upon reading LCS-focused maritime blogs and articles, one might think the...
By John Patch
Ask the troops
TO SGT. MAJ. OF THE ARMY RAYMOND CHANDLER, who asked his troops what they think of their service’s year-old promotion-system reforms.
TO THE CONGRESSIONAL INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEES for ginning up new legislation to restrict the flow of information among intelligence agencies.
Screening Navy COs
TO CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS ADM. JON GREENERT for acting, at last, to tighten up the Navy’s process for selecting commanding officers.