Ten Lessons The U.S. Should Learn From Afghanistan’s History By William Byrd

ForeignPolicy.com October 1, 2012 The AfPak Channel Afghanistan provides all too many examples of the wisdom of Winston Churchill's saying "those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it." Great Britain forgot the hard-learned lessons from the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42) and got caught in the misadventure of the Second Anglo-Afghan War …

5 Personalities Your Company Needs by Josh Linkner

inc.com / view original DeM Banter:  And... imagine if we then rewarded these personalities for what we all know they could bring to the fight?  So cool... We need the personalities... not the clones.  It's natural to hire like-minded people. But by doing so, you might be missing crucial ingredients for your company's success. Typically, leaders think to …

A Test Of Wills: Air raids and cyberattacks lose appeal as Iranian defenses improve, By David A. Fulghum

DeM Banter: Options? Aviation Week & Space Technology October 1, 2012 Pg. 26 Washington Aerial bombing of Iran's nuclear and missile programs offers little political, deterrent or military value. That judgment encompasses bombing raids by either Israel or the U.S., contend a growing number of U.S. analysts. There is evidence that patience on the part …