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Warfighters wielding the most powerful weapons in the world—their brains—are working in a seemingly unremarkable building on the grounds of Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md. They are the uniformed and civilian scientists and support staff of the U.S...
By the end of August 1944, Gen. George S. Patton Jr.’s III Corps had left a swath of destruction across Europe. They had captured or destroyed over 4,300 German tanks, artillery pieces and vehicles while losing fewer than 500 of their own tanks and...
The U.S. Army’s policies designed to mitigate risk may create a distortion for commanders by weighing tactical risk as less important than accidental and causing suboptimal decisionmaking. There is no such thing as eradicating risk on the...
There will be war. This should be the fundamental assumption behind U.S. national security and defense planning by the next administration. When I say war, I mean a conventional conflict between the U.S. and a major power, of which there are only...
Picture this: You are at a movie theater and realize there are only three empty seats. One is in the front row, one is in the middle, and one is in the last row. Which seat should you choose? Is one location better than the others and if so, why? It...
Defense Secretary Ash Carter recently rolled out a number of personnel management reforms to break down the Pentagon’s current system of recruitment, retention and promotion that is largely a one-size-fits-all approach governing the total armed...
Discussions about the character—or lack thereof—of world leaders, elected officials and even entire generations abound in the media.
Retired Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling knew he “didn’t want to work as a defense contractor” after relinquishing command of U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army in 2012, but he did want to continue serving the nation. In 2013, he accepted a senior vice...
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New Standard for Senior Leader Biographies Jacob L. Devers: A General’s Life. James Scott Wheeler. University Press of Kentucky (an AUSA Title). 616 pages. $39.95 Buy Now By Col. Gregory Fontenot U.S. Army retired With the publication of Jacob L...