Archive for June, 2011

June 9, 2011

Where should cuts in defense fall?

June 9, 2011

Noteworthy

DIVERSITY THURSDAY OVER AT CDR SALAMANDER.

YON DISPATCHES.

GERMANY WANTS U.S. IN AFGHANISTAN? I had to read that twice.

NEWEST NATO REFORMS.

CHINA’S FIRST CARRIER.

STATING THE OBVIOUS. Brit Defence Secretary Fox says “Too many are doing to little.”

CHINA WARNS NEIGHBORS TO STAY AWAY FROM SPRATLYS. South China Sea thought to have large oil reserves.

A MARINE’S DEATH IN AFGHANISTAN.

PHASING OUT BRIT PARAS.

 

June 7, 2011

Noteworthy

BEHOLD, THE FRUITS OF PROGRESSIVISM. College board wants to ban national anthem. Perhaps some higher education is the cure.

IS OBAMA OBLIGED TO FINISH AFGHANISTAN WAR?

THE FRONTLINES UPDATE.

AMERICANS THINK COUNTRY ON WRONG TRACK. Bad news for the Prez. And it looks like he’s given up.

BLACKWATER REINCARNATED IN UAE.

EXEC OF CARRIER RELIEVED DUE TO IMPROPER RELATIONSHIP. If only the democratic side of the House of Representatives had such standards.

HERE’S CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN. House GOP plan to reduce federal workforce. Giddyup.

MARINE VS ARMY APPROACH TO COUNTERINSURGENCY.

NATO SCORESHEET.

NEW CHINESE AND RUSSIAN RADARS STEALTH KILLERS? The history of warfare is of measure/countermeasure.

AFGHANISTAN: Sinkhole of corruption?

June 6, 2011

Leadership Principles of Lao Tzu

Scholars debate whether Lao Tzu – author of the Tao Te Ching and considered by many the founder of Taoism – actually lived during the 4th century BC as a contemporary of Confucius, or was merely a synthesis of early Chinese thought. Whoever he was, his leadership principles are timeless and should be required reading for those who seek and hold power.

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June 6, 2011

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June 3, 2011

New HQ proof French fighting the last war?

Part of the Maginot Line

The French Defense Minister recently revealed plans for a new defense headquarters, some have called the ‘French pentagon’, to unite several command and staff functions in and around Paris:

Defense officials hope the new site will encourage a joint approach in military affairs by bringing together at the Balard site, located in east Paris, the headquarter staff of the services, which are dispersed around the capital. The Direction Générale de l’Armement procurement office will also join the defense staff.

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