American strategy in Afghanistan flunks Sun Tzu By GIAN GENTILE

DeM Banter: love the Sun Tzu quote the author uses below...and we have it posted several times here on the blog. What do we do about it? Interesting we have been saying...we (the US) won in Iraq...history would say...no...you simply retreated from the battlefield. The enemy gets a vote...and he's voting now. This situation demands …

The decay of the profession of arms By Maj. Matthew Cavanaugh

DeM Banter:  Something we have discussed at great length here at the m100Group.  Where is the innovation, the deep thinking, the dynamic, the disruptive?  As my good friend Elvis Costello once said... So where are the strong? And who are the trusted?
 And where is the harmony? … What’s so funny about peace, love, and …

Pentagon on watch for disruptive technology worldwide by Ray Locker

DeM Banter:  I thought the US were the ones doing the disrupting? Hasn't that always been part of our history...isn't that what we do?  Now we are "watching" for disruptive tech?  Several years ago DoD belittled China for simply mimicking US technology--but what is the first step on the road to mastery?  To mimic? Interesting …