Open Seas: The Arctic is the Mediterranean of the 21st century. By James Holmes

DeM Banter: is this anything? I tend to think so. It's not hard to envision the US being wrapped around the axle with climate change while other nation exploit opportunity. In the past, U.S. leaders who felt the tug of the sea -- notably Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, and Alfred Thayer Mahan -- glimpsed …

The American Boy by Theodore Roosevelt (and the Art of Manliness)

DeM Banter: The Art of Manliness, a stellar blog that has grown into books, a storefront and beyond. I started reading the blog years ago....and introduced Luke to it. As the years go on, Luke asked me if I had continued to read....and I had to admit it slipped from my "crosscheck." Well, it's back... …

We Know What War Looks Like Here. But What Does It Look Like Here? By Ellen Nakashima

DeM Banter: a tough one to be sure, especially after the US admitted to Stuxnet. This is akin to drones...can we get upset when we are doing the same? Nakashima asks when the attack becomes an act of war? We set another precedent when our embassy was attacked 11Sep 2012, US sovereign territory and the …

The Strengths and Weaknesses of Your Leadership Style by Gwen Moran

entrepreneur.com / view original DeM Banter:  Spending a lot of time pondering leadership strengths and how to get young leaders to identitfy and nurture their strengths.  DISC seems like a strong C+ test... leaning heavily toward Gallup's StrengthFinder... any thoughts?  There are many leadership styles and a cottage industry has cropped up around defining them. Gayle Lantz, …

Strategic Misdirection Are the latest U.S. moves on missile defense making it less safe? By Tom Z. Collina

DeM Banter: and the answer is? ForeignPolicy.com October 26, 2012 Washington calls them "regional" missile defenses, but Russian and China see a strategic threat brewing. To counter missile programs in Iran and North Korea, the United States is expanding missile defense capabilities in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. So far, the United States has …

Power: DeMarco Banter

"The measure of a man is what he does with power." --Pittacus Pittacus ( /ˈpɪtəkəs/; Ancient Greek: Πιττακός; c. 640–568 BC) was the son of Hyrradius and one of the Seven Sages of Greece. He was a native of Mytilene and the Mytilenaean general who, with his army, was victorious in the battle against the …