Pentagon: America Will Be Ready If Needed In Syria

By Donna Cassata, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- U.S. military leaders clearly expressed reluctance about using American might to stop the unending violence in Syria, insisting that diplomacy remains the best option to force President Bashar Assad to end the brutal crackdown on his own people. Testifying before Congress, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Army Gen. …

NATO After Libya

New York Times April 19, 2012 NATO can be proud of the role it played in supporting the overthrow of Libya’s murderous dictator, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. But the alliance’s own confidential assessment, reported in The Times on Sunday, pointed out that European members, who were among the first to call for military action, could never …

Top 10 Most Misunderstood Lines in Literary History by JF Sargent

There’s no better way to sound smart than by dropping a perfectly timed quote from some well-respected literature.  It shows that you’re both well-read and possess the stunning intellect to memorize whole chunks of books in the off chance that you might need it at some point (and barely anyone ever considers the implication that you just …

12 Most Inescapable Leadership Teachings by David M. Dye

Leadership is a journey where the first steps are often the most difficult. Throughout that journey you learn through your own experiences and the lessons of others. However, those early lessons are often the most critical. These 12 most inescapable leadership teachings are a combination of both types of learning: wisdom gained from early mentors …