The Right Way To Cut Pentagon Spending By Michele A. Flournoy

DeM Banter: Ms Flournoy has some great points...give her name a quick google search and you will quickly see...big thinker with great ideas. Wall Street Journal February 5, 2013 Pg. 15 The U.S. has an abysmal record of postwar drawdowns that undermine military readiness and modernization Whether or not Congress avoids sequestration by March 1, …

The Force Of Tomorrow The Army’s top general on the future of war: By Gen. Ray Odierno

DeM Banter: strong piece from the Army Chief... ForeignPolicy.com February 4, 2013 Over the past 11 years of continuous combat, the Army made great strides at the tactical and operational levels of war. We evolved our tactics, fielded new equipment, and modified our organizations, all while combating determined enemies. These changes were necessary, and they …

The World in 2033: Big Thinkers And Futurists Share Their Thoughts: Forbes

forbes.com / view original DeM Banter:  I am always fascinated with future thought... part of the reason I love The Next 100 Years by George Friedman.  Some strong thoughts here, I have only posted Robert Kaplan on Global Conflict but there is a link below to all these thought leaders. Put yourself back in 1993. Could you have predicted the success of …

An America Cramped By Defensiveness By Peter J. Munson

DeM Banter: I think I agree...I think I might have been thinking the same...I think? Still pondering, your thoughts? Washingtonpost.com February 1, 2013 A week before I deployed to Afghanistan in 2010, my wife and I volunteered for a few hours at our daughter’s elementary school. As we left, her teacher told the students that …