“We’re waiting on the results of the investigation, general.”
Should our strategists put human dynamics first? Eh, probably not.
It’s kind of like that peer at work who ‘gets it’ the same way you do. The one who goes out with you for a long lunch where you figure it all out.
How are you not going to make the obvious “chair force” joke?
Returning kills you. Going back kills you.
Getting after what?
Performance. Image. Exposure.
We want a nation!
As a veteran… wait, nevermind.
There’s only one team that Tom Brady couldn’t beat in the SuperBowl.
“…but, of them all, those only received satisfaction who had sought to degrade themselves, for to the peace-eye they were below humanity.”
“We’re in perpetual competition. We always have been and we always will be. And it’s infinite.”
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“I’ve inspired millions of people.”
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There is no junior officer exodus, only bad battalion comanders.
A year ago, on a random day in October, I relaunched CTG.
Big cup of coffee and a couple of afternoons.
“Military service is honorable,” Powell said. “We may disagree with the politics or the policies of it all, but military service is honorable.”
There’s reading. Then there’s Army reading.
“I’m so sick of this squishy culture shit.”
Cyber and information operations are not the same.
Put in the work.
There’s something that happens when you get thousands of people together united behind a common cause.
Don’t be fooled. No work was accomplished.
Don’t trust anyone who says they have this space figured out.
I think we should go pretty darn low.
Sometimes to improve, you have to start from level 1.
“It ain’t as bad as you think. It’ll look better in the morning.”
If you’re on the outside looking in, American society, with all its cracks and fissures, is a behemoth. It is worth envying.
“Let’s just do a little review, shall we?”
The return of the FTGN podcast.
Twenty years is a long time.
A roundup of Metal Gear Solid related posts.
Dogs and cats, living together. Mass hysteria!
The HALO jump wasn’t the hard part.
Let the self-flagellation begin.
No, we don’t “suck” at information warfare.
Emotion and absence of mind.
Sometimes you have to do it the other way around.
Pics or it didn’t happen.
“Relax, man. This war ain’t ending any time soon.”
The more we try to avoid it, the less effective we will be.
We have the tools and we have the talent.
Look, I don’t want to do it either.
SOF is in the parking lot, pulling wires and cutting tires.
A joint article with the Modern War Institute.
Ten years man!
Gertrude Bell on Iraq.
The more things change, you know?
Brute strength and dumb. Terrifiying.
Just an experiment.
The weaponization of benign activities will serve as the constant, slow-burn tactic of great power competition.
I saw the best minds of my generation sent off to divide by zero.
Don Draper needs to be way further down on the food chain – making ads.
Our adversaries are very much aware of our internal political divisions and at every corner trying to take advantage.
Trust is so important.
Sci-fi and Islam.
Can you believe it?
Inshallah you will give this a listen.
She was the first and only photojournalist to take photos from the air (in Vietnam).
Lies spread faster than truth.
Political warfare is the doctorate level of war.
It was always going to be Fallujah, wasn’t it?
Helicopters are terrifying.
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Everything is just in time now. It’s not comfortable.
FICINT = “fictional intelligence.”
This podcast is one of my not-so-guilty pleasures.
It’s hard to strafe going mach 1.
Our purpose, to him, was moral, psychological, diathetic; to keep the enemy command intent upon the trans-Jordan front.
We’re fortunate that people are so generous with their information.
If we think that our adversaries are not going to come after the United States military and impact our will to fight, we’re wrong.
What was that? An exhibition?
It doesn’t have to be protests, armed conflict, or war. It can be the little things. And often, it is.
Honesty and truth will change the culture.
You’re going to have to run at least twice as fast here.
Where are we going?
Don’t be the best Captain in your unit when you’re a Major.
An interview with Hawraa Al-Hassan.
Remember those terrible ISIS videos showing the destruction of idols and museum pieces?
Things are happening.
Be all that you can be.
It probably isn’t the Chechens.
True innovators buck the sytem.
What’s the difference between disinformation and misinformation?
An effort to keep this thing going.
Well, not mine.
Sometimes it’s better to just admit that you have no idea.
They don’t just stay there. They feel it, and then they let it go and they start figuring out ‘how am I going to fix this?’
Future war is terrifying.
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“Fake news” in Iraq.
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