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We see through your lies.
Need more Koei in my life.
I would love to see the collected speeches of Colin Powell.
…a soldier is…
The blog is dead. Long live the blog.
What do you think? Can love bloom on a battlefield?
Drip, drip, drip.
If diplomat one says no, find another diplomat.
If the mission doesn’t support an information goal or strategy, then what is the point?
The Marines write good doctrine.
You say you want innovation…
Or at least, you should be.
A soldier is a political tool, nothing more.
And Smoky the Cowhorse.
No one tells you the toll this thing is going to take.
Find the gods inside of you.
I think I’m going to throw up.
Long Live the Command Post.
The Cognitive Crucible continues to crank out compelling content.
The time before Islam.
Do you do planning for others? Then you should do planning for yourself.
What business are you really in?
Excerpts from Stanislav Andreski’s book “Social Sciences as Sorcery.”
And for a long time it wasn’t even a bad word.
A well done documentary.
The internet likes to dumb things down.
Let Us Cling Together.
It’s good to see folks trying different methods, experimenting.
50 minutes on, 10 minutes off.
How do I know what I think till I see what I say?
I’m never going to play a next-gen game, it seems.
Innovation is connecting.
“They won’t respect rank anymore.”
“Good artists copy, great artists steal.”
“We gotta flip the narrative!”
FANTASTICAL TACTICAL OPERATIONS.
“What are you guys doing?”
“Look behind you, a three-headed monkey!”
“We are the marriage of the sciences and the arts.”
See also the “illusory truth effect.”
Something is coming.
It ain’t as bad as you think. It’ll look better in the morning.
Mentors are not oracles.
It’s all fun and games…
I against my brother. My brother and I against my cousin. And my cousin and I against a stranger.
“When you go to war as a boy, you have a great illusion of immortality. Other people get killed, not you… Then, when you are badly wounded the first time, you lose that illusion.”
So much harder and hard to achieve.
Input prompt, spit out product.
Fear and alligators.
Another USMC podcast in the information space.
We don’t need no stinkin’ USIA.
I guess we took it to 11.
“I don’t like it… it hits my soul.”
ADETs in ANGLICO.
In the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness.
Destroy. All. Reapers.
“Sir, I’m in!”
There’s nothing wrong with simply being all that you can be.
I want pictures of Spiderman!
Road trips induce reflection. You never had a chance.
I’ll see you on the beach.
It’s always the Americans.
Beware the weaponization of benign information.
“Illiterate peasants have many apt proverbs to illustrate this piece of folk wisdom.”
How much of what we believe is unproven?
Math doesn’t lie, right?
Humans are more important than hardware.
But it looks so impressive on a graph.
No more classrooms, no more books…
The fun stuff happens off the parade field.
Music and sound makes you feel things.
The propaganda you need right when you need.
You can’t do it all. You have to choose.
But what happens when Joe can link up with every other Joe?
Never be game over.
What a thrill…
I had some positive feedback this week on a nearly decade old post about social media and my desire to use it less. Just about everyone has a relationship with social media these days. It’s an evergreen topic. You can always write about social media the way playwrights can always write plays about the theater.…
You learned the best psychology from your grnadmother and the schoolyard.
How much does a mango cost in Kabul?
Beware those who are hyperfocused on methedology, frameworks, and jargon.
On the manipulation of crowds.
Is ‘hybrid warfare’ a real thing or just something people say to sound smart?
Sometimes things get too real. And other times, there’s just not enough space on the disc.
War. War never changes. Except when it does.
Give ’em the ‘ol razzle dazzle.
I want Konami, whatever it is.
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Sure, sign me up. You got me again.
You tend to have stronger attitudes if you have skin in the game.
Man we’re lucky.
grammando – noun. One who is particularly particular about the accuracy of grammar, punctuation and syntax.
Most fools do.
You don’t need to know. Seriously.
What we need is more Lawrences of Arabia! 😂
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