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    It does have to go past Congress, and the...

    It does have to go past Congress, and the Virginia representation have signaled they are going to fight it. However, the President has already publicly stated his support (heard it on NPR this...
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    So we (JFCOM J7) were at J6 (JFCOM) today...

    So we (JFCOM J7) were at J6 (JFCOM) today briefing a project we have been working on with DISA. The moment we were done, our fearless leader comes on the tv and drops the bomb. Never seen the wind go...
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    Precisely this.
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    "Zwei Armeen und Ein Vaterland" by Jörg...

    "Zwei Armeen und Ein Vaterland" by Jörg Schönbohm. The author was a general in the Bundeswehr, who was given the mission to dissolve the East German army (NVA) and integrate NVA soldiers and...
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    I have read in several places that the official...

    I have read in several places that the official word now is that the contractor workforce is too large in comparison to the rest of DOD, and that it will be reduced, and the ranks of the civil...
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    Fabius Maximus runs a good blog. Not sure if it...

    Fabius Maximus runs a good blog. Not sure if it is small wars enough to make the SWJ blog watch, but every now and again he posts articles of interest to the community. The first reference to Col....
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    They'd rather be billionaires in a country of...

    They'd rather be billionaires in a country of paupers, than mere millionaires in a country with a healthy middle class. We default to thinking people that wealthy and connected take an interest in...
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    Bing West

    A friend just loaned me The Strongest Tribe and The Village. Definitely look forward to reading them both.
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    Sam, just note that the only retirements not tied...

    Sam, just note that the only retirements not tied to the stock market in the government are military; civil servants have had a 401(k) like scheme for quite some time now.
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    Bonus points if you read an old German copy...

    Bonus points if you read an old German copy printed in Fraktur. :D
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    That is what I am curious about - at some point...

    That is what I am curious about - at some point in the not too distant future, the ground combat vehicle fleet is going to need to be recapitalized. Is there any provision for this? Most of what we...
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    Unfortunately Ken I believe that of all societies...

    Unfortunately Ken I believe that of all societies in human history, we are the most obsessed with quantification (metrication - great word). Every last redoubt of the intuitive in the end gets...
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    This also seems very pertinent: Do current...

    This also seems very pertinent:



    Do current interrogators have qualifications approaching these? I honestly have no idea, but I would suspect not. That's a rare combination, and necessarily...
  14. My own stab at a middle ground

    I agree with Schmedlap (and others) but I can sense where 120mm is coming from. For own part, the frustration comes from the way our society - in this day and age - tends to deal with problems like...
  15. The Evils of Centralization

    Perhaps there is too much centralization and credentialism in the current officer management system? It seems too much is taken away from commanders for placing their officers where they need them in...
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    Thanks for resurrecting this post, JAG Major. I...

    Thanks for resurrecting this post, JAG Major. I don't really have a dog in it, but I missed the ABC's of OIF and the Major Moments in Reflective Belt History the last time around and am glad I was...
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    What kind of military strategy should a broke government pursue?

    This discussion won't take place, for the reasons others in the thread have given, but also I think because the public discussion - such as actually happen in the US - is going to dedicated to more...
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    I think a building society in the US is a Savings...

    I think a building society in the US is a Savings and Loan.
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    I was very skeptical seeing the title, as beyond...

    I was very skeptical seeing the title, as beyond generally having formed a good opinion on AER while on active duty, last Christmas we did some charity research for our big annual charity donation,...
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    Say you had candidates of interest that you would...

    Say you had candidates of interest that you would prefer to see in the job. Say they got a hold of the keyword list, prior to submitting resumes. Now things are a lot easier.
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    Joe 2008

    From the El Paso times, a mention of a JFCOM report warning of the possible collapse of two key states: Pakistan and Mexico.

    http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_11444354?source=most_viewed
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    That is a fascinating and depressing find,...

    That is a fascinating and depressing find, Jedburgh, thanks for posting the link. It seems it's one of those things where everyone knows at some level things are seriously out of whack and have for...
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    Geez. We took Ft. Drum off the network during a...

    Geez. We took Ft. Drum off the network during a Unified Endeavor exercise due to the presence of reams of porn on their SIPR that just so happened to carry lots of malware (imagine that!).
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    And yet at the same time, we have people here...

    And yet at the same time, we have people here being put on administrative leave and under investigation for sticking a thumb drive into their NIPR. I am not condoning the practice mind you, but I...
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    Bravo Ski and well done! What a great Christmas...

    Bravo Ski and well done! What a great Christmas present! :)
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