‘What Do We Want The Military To Do?’ By Whit Peters and James Roche

DeM Banter: Something we have been asking here at The Mastermind Century Group for a good while now. What do you want the military to do? Answer that question... and remain true to that answer...and you will have your budget. "The audience is listening..." Washington Times February 26, 2013 Pg. B1 Sending the unprepared is …

A New Cold War, In Cyberspace, Tests U.S. Ties To China By David E. Sanger

DeM Banter: Welcome to the Information Age... how we doing with adapting? New York Times February 25, 2013 Pg. 1 News Analysis WASHINGTON — When the Obama administration circulated to the nation’s Internet providers last week a lengthy confidential list of computer addresses linked to a hacking group that has stolen terabytes of data from …

A New Cold War, In Cyberspace, Tests U.S. Ties To China By David E. Sanger

DeM Banter: Welcome to the Information Age... how we doing with adapting? New York Times February 25, 2013 Pg. 1 News Analysis WASHINGTON — When the Obama administration circulated to the nation’s Internet providers last week a lengthy confidential list of computer addresses linked to a hacking group that has stolen terabytes of data from …

Troops To Obama And Congress: Don’t Wreck Our Military By Andrew Tilghman

DeM Banter: we do live in interesting times...repeat of the 1970s, 1990s, now 2010s...see a trend? This will be a challenge to work through, we do need cuts ...all over the federal government, and now is a time to think different in regards to how we do business...further we need a deeper dialog on the …

AFA: Welsh Reiterates Budget Cut Warnings By Aaron Mehta

DeM Banter: always enjoy Gen Welsh's thoughts, words, and vision...odd note for him to end on, ...And at some point in the future, the Air Force “will be the best Air Force in the world.” Would like to see that transcript... AirForceTimes.com February 21, 2013 ORLANDO, Fla. — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark …

Drones Are The Worst Form Of War, Except For All The Others By William Saletan, Slate

DeM Banter: Interesting piece. A couple thoughts, if we assume RPAs are the scalpel of warfare, we can then assume we will see more drones employed. We are hearing UAE will purchase several "unarmed" Predators...of course these can be modified... news reports the Chinese using drones to hunt drug dealers in China with armed drones. …