Category: Defense

Aiming High

In an era of asymmetric threats and workforce demographic pressures, finding ways to share experiences and shorten the learning curve for military personnel has become crucial. Not all information has to be shared through formal channels. Nor should it, when…

Good Ideas from a Good Guy

From probably the best DIA director in recent times comes an idea that, if there is any sanity in our armed forces, should gain traction quickly: Retired Lt. Gen. Patrick Hughes, a former chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency from…

Anyone Listening?

A shameless plug for my old boss: Still, Donavan Lewis, chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s threat analysis division, wants the United States to think more about long-term trends. “China has shifted its dependence away from the United States to…

Preparing to Fail

A long post derived from Inside the Pentagon (subscription): Retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Paul Van Riper, who led a “red team” of notional enemy forces at the outset of JFCOM’s Millennium Challenge 2002 war game, is calling on the…