Sunday, May 10, 2009

Military Profession in Decline?

Richard H. Kohn has wrote a revealing article entitled "Tarnished Brass: Is the U.S. Military Profession in Decline?", on World Affairs, dated Spring 2009. The author cites the areas where the U.S. military performs extremely well - operations, logistics, tactics, weaponry, and battle. But he believes there is an intellectual shortfall in strategic thinking.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Corruption in Afghanistan Hinders War Effort

Corruption in Afghanistan is hurting the U.S. and its allies.  The entire Afghan government is corrupt.  Is this an exaggeration?  Probably not.  And we wonder why the Afghan government has so little credibility with its people.  Read "What Afghanistan can learn from the Taliban", The Christian Science Monitor, April 29, 2009.