Rumsfeld Redux

National Journal February 18, 2012 The Pentagon's new strategy sounds awfully familiar. That's because we've seen it before. By James Kitfield Pentagon’s budget, as advertised, touts a new strategic vision -- and a major reorientation of U.S. military forces. It anticipates a reduction in ground forces, a withdrawal of heavy Army units from Europe, and …

How To Lead A Creative Life

The complete guide to making your inner genius your greatest on-the-job asset.  (I'm gonna need this... if I could just figure it out...but hey, they use a Pink Floyd lyric...its got to be good) By Jason Feifer   <script type="text/javascript"> var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-29309225-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); …

Panetta: Israel Still Undecided On Iran Attack

Jerusalem Post February 15, 2012 Pg. 10 Panetta: Israel Still Undecided On Iran Attack By Hilary Leila Krieger, Jerusalem Post correspondent WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta reiterated Tuesday that the Obama administration believed Israel had not yet determined whether to attack Iran. “We do not think that Israel has made this decision,” he told …

Sound & Vision

"I will sit right down, waiting for the gift of sound and vision And I will sing, waiting for the gift of sound and vision Drifting into my solitude, over my head" "Don't you wonder sometimes 'bout sound and vision" - David Bowie Listening to Dave... Dave Bowie this AM, I could not help just …

Strategic Thinking: Providing the Competitive Edge by Dan McCauley

Editor's Note: In this essay, Dan McCauley states, "Given today’s dynamic and information-laden strategic environment, senior leaders cannot possibly possess the depth and breadth of information essential for informed decision making. Leaders depend upon their staffs to provide analysis, assessments, and insights into the operating environment." When considering his discussion of strategic thinking, ask yourself, …

U.S. Sees Few Good Options In Syria Officials fear violence on ground could go on for months

Washington Post February 11, 2012 Pg. 1 U.S. Sees Few Good Options In Syria Officials fear violence on ground could go on for months By Karen DeYoung and Liz Sly The Obama administration and its allies see few, if any, viable options to end the carnage in Syria as President Bashar al-Assad's forces continue their …