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Mission Analysis & How Operations Become Farcical

,  There’s a scene in Spielberg’s World War II spoof movie starring John Belushi playing a crazed Army Air Corps pilot roaming solo across the West Coast in his P-40 Warhawk.  Multiple sub-plots of the story coalesce in Los Angeles … Continue reading

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The Absurdity of Public Security

How would you feel about entering into a contract for services with a security provider that gets to determine unilaterally the terms of service? What if this security company solely determined the price for its services and then was able … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Predictive Policing

“Crime mapping has long been a tool used to determine where the bad guys lurk. The idea has evolved from colored pins placed on a map to identifying “hot spots” via a computer database based on past crimes and possible … Continue reading

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The Taliban’s Operational Mastery

“The operational level of war lies between strategy and tactics…The U.S. Army did not officially recognize the operational level of war until 1982…” “It is the art, not science, of using tactical events, battles and refusals to give battle, victories … Continue reading

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Macgregor on the state of defense.

LtCol(ret) Doug Macgregor & The Daily Bell discuss defense issues Here is an all too familiar tale about pyrrhic victory: The generals were, as usual, very timid and reluctant to fight. We assembled this monumental military force designed to take … Continue reading

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The Burning Tanker

I watched it burn for days.  Four days straight before I had a one day break.  Then I watched it smoldering for another three.  Quite an odd sight to witness five thousand liters of gasoline going up in flames with … Continue reading

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