August 15, 2013  

Drones | DoD healthcare | R&D

Here’s a terrific (if long) piece by Black Hawk Down reporter Mark Bowden on drone strikes. Its discussion of the effects ranges from the pilots to U.S. strategy, and offers vivid detail of the legal and tactical debates as top officials draw up the kill lists presented to President Obama.

Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant SecDef for Health Affairs, responds to a June proposal in AFJ to merge various DoD medical commands by saying, essentially, “We’ve done quite a bit of that already.”

This Defense News editorial proposes a few options to reduce the damage done by sequestration to military research and development.

Warlord’s Quote of the Day

“With two thousand years of examples behind us, we have no excuse when fighting for not fighting well.” — Attributed to T.E. Lawrence

Contributed by Maj. Christian Burke, an Army aviator and blogger. Burke is a member of the Warlord Loop, a private email forum for national security experts.

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