Why a strategy is not a plan: Strategy: A History. By Lawrence Freedman: The Economist

DeMarco Banter:  A book recommended by Neil Stott, of Cambridge University's Judge Business School...and now by The Economist....will need to pick it up, but it sounds as if any member of the US Federal Government should read as well... Strategy: A History. By Lawrence Freedman. Oxford University Press USA; 751 pages; $34.95. Buy from Amazon.com EVERYONE, it seems, is …

Report: Overhaul career tracks that feed general, admiral ranks By Andrew Tilghman

DeM Banter:  IF this could work...and IF this were the only thing needed... would the culture of the DoD accept it?  IF this could take hold... it is only a small drop in a massive bucket.  A couple lines that are of concern..."unconventional warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan have “distorted” the skills of the U.S. …