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    Still here

    Thanks for resurrecting the thread, David.

    I read a lot of the threads, but simply don't post as much as previously. Not sure why.

    I would certainly like to see Rob, TomO and some of the old...
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    (Not) The Art of Intelligence

    Hank Crumpton's explanation of espionage and covert action. Crumpton was a long-time member of the Former Directorate of Operations at CIA. Thinking about working the book into one of my intel...
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    Ditto

    Using Gray as a text next term.
  4. Thread: Sun Tzu

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    Sun Tzu

    Question: What is the best text to use to teach Sun Tzu?

    I just got lateraled a course in strategic masters. No big surprize that Sun Tzu is one of the masters. When I went to Amazon to see...
  5. No FID WE can't resume training HN militaries...

    No FID

    WE can't resume training HN militaries & gov'ts to operate soley against their fellow citizens, as the "internal" in FID declares.
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    Thinking, fast & slow

    Daniel Kahneman's latest on why it's so hard to reach correct conclusions. Spoiler alert -- we're hard-wired to fail.

    This isn't a military book in the classical sense, but it provides important...
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    It's a Dilbert Thing

    Sunday's Dilbert comic strip explains in very accurate terms why it's so hard to get the right people in the right jobs.

    In the strip, the tech support guy answers the telephone with a request to...
  8. Guns?

    I own two Glocks:

    an entrenching tool

    and a "combat" knife

    just no curtain rods.
  9. Strategery

    BW, if strategic thinking shouldn't be constrained by budget, policy, etc., how can it maintain any semblance of reality? By Army defn., strategy is the balancing of ends (based on national...
  10. This just in -- CJ2 replaces CG

    I'm not sure what an f-tard is, but I assume it's a legal term because, as I recall, BW is a JD.

    BW -- Big point of contention: Intel doesn't lead anywhere. It informs and policy-makers (at the...
  11. I agree w/Pilar

    I was both concerned and amused at some of the initial conclusion jumping "analyses" that accompanied the early reports from NO. STRATFOR did a better job of laying out various possible...
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    I'll go one further

    In Russia, the Great Patriotic War, and many of the myths that surround it, transcends politics. I'm am not much surprised that both communists and their opponents can agree on this. I think that...
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    target hit

    As much as I like to disagree with treadheads, both Cav Guy and Tanker Steve are spot on.

    PT and land nav are critical functions for new LTs. Get your unit lost a coupla times and you'll be in a...
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    Crossroads

    Yeah, Carlos did his thing, but there were later attacks by the RAF and a guest appearance by PFLP-GC (as I recall) at the El Al counter at the aprt. In fact, last time I lived there, the Austrian...
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    Before you launch

    Start by reading as many general works on the subject as you can. Get familiar with the issues. Settle on definitions you will use, as they vary widely.

    Then develop a thesis that is focused and...
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    Words matter

    OK. I teach at the graduate level, so I am a little more anal than some in the forum. Other professors may chime in with other views. I have also been a practitioner, mainly at the strategic...
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    Yeah, I'd like to see some documentation on the...

    Yeah, I'd like to see some documentation on the burning NCO issue.

    We also have to ensure that we don't hijack the thread. If there is specific fodder for the canon on the NCO issue, fire away!
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    Pavn

    by Douglas Pike. Powerful thesis on the inability of the west to come to grips with the pol-mil strategy of the Peoples' Army. I thoroughly enjoyed the book when it was first published in the 80s. ...
  19. Hmmm More studies

    In my collection and analysis class I use Heuer as one of my readings, as I, too, believe that he is spot on. There are numerous recommendations on how to overcome the effects of various biases. I...
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    Sally forth and do good. I love to hear what you...

    Sally forth and do good. I love to hear what you guys discover when the rubber meets the road.
  21. Yes, we do

    I think that it was Dan Drezner from Fletcher who made the observation, but most of the excitement around wikileaks appears to be centered around those unfamiliar with how diplomacy functions. The...
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    Great book

    But like wolf, it's been too long since I studied it. I'll try to dust off the cobwebs.

    Coupla points:
    One of the other 60s Rev War guys, maybe Gurr, pointed out that the important delta was...
  23. The jury's still out

    One of my class assignments this term will be a wiki collaboration. I plan to post a basic research document (probably one I've written) then let the students have at it using wiki software and...
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    Very interesting

    I love memoirs.

    However, Poles, Balts, Finns, western Europeans and others will remember 1939 as the first year of the war. 1941 was the first year of the war on your soil.
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    I hate LIC

    Slap

    I was one of CSA's "LIC" guys back in the 80s when John T, Max Mainwaring, Bill Olsen and others were doing their work. And when there were proxy wars raging in the developing world.

    The...
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