Tag: Defense

Mission First, People Always

Not going to repeat the now well-worn story of Walter Reed-related issues, merely wanted to take a minute to point out a trend and offer up a lesson. There was a time when, while serving on active duty, the Army…

War: easy when you always win

From Inside the Army (subscription required): The top civilian and uniformed leaders of the Army told a House committee last week that recent war games have proved the effectiveness of the Future Combat System as a counterinsurgency tool, and pushed…

Reality Check

The United States Military Academy at West Point yesterday confirmed that Brigadier General Patrick Finnegan recently travelled to California to meet producers of the show, broadcast on the Fox channel. He told them that promoting illegal behaviour in the series…

Peaceful . . . Riiiight

The horror, the horror: An antiterrorist database used by the Defense Department in an effort to prevent attacks against military installations  included intelligence tips about antiwar planning meetings held at churches,  libraries, college campuses and other locations, newly disclosed documents …