New Drone To Begin Next Phase Of Testing On Carrier By W.J. Hennigan

DeM Banter: interesting...what does this mean for Top Gun? More autonomy for RPAs (drones), a total growth industry... Los Angeles Times November 28, 2012 Pg. B6 The U.S. Navy's new bat-winged experimental drone has been delivered to an aircraft carrier to undergo handling tests aboard the ship. The Navy said that sailors aboard the aircraft …

Honor Matters In The Military: Petraeus scandal impacts troop culture By Maj. Kurt Sanger

DeM Banter: had this very conversation with a family member over Thanksgiving, just wish I had been as articulate as this Marine. What do you think? Does it really matter? WashingtonTimes.com November 26, 2012 In recent weeks, errant judgments and actions of current and former general officers of the U.S. military such as Gen. David …

Royalty In Militaryland By Robert J. Callahan

DeM Banter: interesting article from a former State Dept member and Ambassador. I would offer State has many similarities in benefits, lifestyle, and generational employment, that Robert seems to ignore. The current state of "affairs" will, no doubt, bring the military and the civ-mil gap into focus and that is indeed healthy in a Republic...we …