The Path To War With Iran By James Kitfield

DeM Banter: as I review the news this AM...I can't help but ponder how these stories....only a few clicks apart not be sending some very strange international messages....thoughts? Wondering where the lions are.... NationalJournal.com September 24, 2012 Analysis The United States, Iran are on a collision course, and neither side is blinking. In an endless …

Sequestration And What It Would Do To U.S. Military Power By Peter W. Singer

DeM Banter: as I review the news this AM...I can't help but ponder how these stories....only a few clicks apart not be sending some very strange international messages....thoughts? Wondering where the lions are.... Battleland (Time.com) September 24, 2012 Separating Sequestration's Facts from Fiction (Part One of Five) In recent months, concerns over sequestration and its …

America’s Inevitable Retreat From The Middle East By Pankaj Mishra

DeM Banter: Nice piece combining history with the current pol-mil situation. New York Times September 24, 2012 Pg. 23 THE murder of four Americans in Libya and mob assaults on the United States’ embassies across the Muslim world this month have reminded many of 1979, when radical Islamists seized the American mission in Tehran. There, …

Back To The Basics New chief of staff emphasizes people, tells their stories By Jeff Schogol

DeM Banter: Wow... such powerful leadership lessons here....a leader with a mission, a vision, a message, and he is getting it out there. Good stuff and he is making Airmen around the world... proud to be Airmen again. Air Force Times October 1, 2012 Pg. 22 Cover story Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III …

The Military’s New Challenge: Knowing What They Know by Chris Young

View Original / HBR DeM Banter: Welcome to the information or maybe the social age. Geospatial and cultural awareness, obvious in today's day and age...but so tough to train to and assign forces with said skills. There are still many senior leaders that don't understand and frankly don't care about the power of social media. …

3 Habits of Highly Unsuccessful Businesses by Karl Stark and Bill Stewart

View Original / inc.com DeM Banter: sound like any one/place you know. We mostly hear about what great businesses do well. But there are lessons to be learned from the traits that keep many businesses from reaching their potential. Plenty has been written about the characteristics of highly successful businesses. We think it is worthwhile …

4 Simple Steps in Understanding… Everyone Wants to Succeed–DeMarco Banter

Something I have believed in since day one... Everyone wants to succeed and everyone wants to contribute. Of course, I should caveat....the difference is the level of motivation and what motivates the individual. While working for a General Officer several years ago...we had a problem with an individual in the squadron. The General looked at …

Army Revamps Ranger School, Leadership Courses By Matthew Cox

Military.com September 20, 2012 DeM Banter: just thinking...there are several lessons here for AF Training here. All very applicable to any form of training...would like to see how they do it... Road trip? FORT BENNING, Ga. – The Ranger Training Brigade here recently overhauled the graded, combat patrol portion of Ranger School to make it …