Anna Karenina, Tolstoy, and the Interconnectiveness of Leadership: DeMarco Banter

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. - Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy With this dramatic sentence, Leo Tolstoy begins his famous novel Anna Karenina about the struggles of multiple, interconnected families to find happiness. Tolstoy weaves and dramatizes not only the interconnectiveness of their problems but also the interconnectiveness …

No-Draft Military Creating A Warrior Class? By Matthew Schofield

DeM Banter: was this not an obvious outcome of ending the draft? The bigger issue is avoiding a gap in Civ-Mil relations, how do we do that? Ensure both sides are clearly understood and represented. Thoughts? January 2, 2013 Miami Herald January 1, 2013 Pg. 1 McClatchy News Service Some fear that an all-volunteer military …

Sequester and the fate of America’s national security by Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (ret.)

View original DeM Banter: well, probably would have offered a different title...but other than that...spot on. Very much what we were driving toward at Stanford with Wondering Where The Lions Are. It's all about the strategy (or lack thereof). What will be the effects of “sequester” to our national security infrastructure now that it appears …