Israeli Official Says Drones Could Replace Planes By Daniel Estrin

DeM Banter... and so it goes....still pondering the 3rd and 4th order effects. I'm really going to need the number of that truck driving school... Yahoo.com April 21, 2013 Associated Press TEL AVIV, Israel--Israel's air force is on track to developing drones that within four to five decades would carry out nearly every battlefield operation …

6 Actions of Great Managers by Karl Stark, Bill Stewart

DeM Banter: Great points to remember EVERYDAY... no matter your position.... inc.com / view original There are plenty of good business leaders out there, but what separates the good from the great? Consider these qualities when assessing your own leadership skills. How would you measure yourself as a manager? There are plenty of good business …

Mentoring Priorities to Strategies and Leadership: DeMarco Banter

We spend a lot of time in my line of work attempting to determine which young folks will make the best leaders as they grow, experience, and mature. We lean heavily on things like academic grade point averages, standardized testing, and such. As I glance through some of history's greatest leaders it strikes me time …

The Futility Of Terrorism By Max Boot

DeM Banter: Interesting piece by Max Boot...nice historical review...always fascinated by the first sect of assassins or hashishans...but, I have been pondering these "eras" for a few years now--through all the various "revolutions" or "ages" (bronze, enlightenment, industrial, information) we humans are a bit slow in the uptake and how these eras have changed warfare. …

Pentagon Unveils Plan To Curtail Unethical Conduct By Senior Officers By Gordon Lubold

DeM Banter: But wait...there's more... I still struggle with this...is it really a "training" issue? Will "...forcing the Defense Department to expand training, emphasize ethics in military education and require a new way to assess the character of officers by their peers – and their subordinates," answer the issue? Or is this really two separate …

Conduct at Issue as Military Officers Face a New Review By THOM SHANKER

DeM Banter: Always interesting...but still wondering why we are not talking about "the system" of how we select said leader? Are we assuming the selection system is sound, but some of the people are bad? This system can produce stellar general officers like Gen Welsh and Gen Selva...so it can work, but can it be …