Europe

Compulsory Military Service—The Tiger in the Room [Radio Interview]

May 25th, 2011 | By

Bring up the idea of compulsory service in the United States and you bring up a maelstrom. Some are vehement that we never have required military service, except during actual wartime. Others say we should have not only a draft, but we should be using that standing military to lay down the law in every […]



Rosetta Stone — Language Series [Review & Interview]

Dec 24th, 2010 | By

One of the first things you learn when you work in dangerous areas of the world is how to say, “Don’t shoot!” Even then, you also realize that just being able to yell, “Don’t shoot!” really isn’t as effective as many people would hope. What’s more important is to actually attain a proficient level of […]



Saigon, Afghanistan?

Jul 16th, 2010 | By

   There is an ever-increasing possibility that the United States and its allies could possibly lose the fight in Afghanistan. I’m often asked, what could that mean for the world at large?   Looking back at the years from 1954 until 1991, we have some very solid evidence of what could happen. In part it has […]



Counterterrorism vs. Counterinsurgency

Jul 8th, 2010 | By

Even after having fought terrorism and insurgencies for more than 150 years, the military and the Capitol still have problems defining the difference between counter-terrorism (CoTer) and counter-insurgency (CoIn). And, in understanding the differences constructing and conducting appropriate responses. According to the US Army/US Marine Counterinsurgency Field Manual: Insurgency is an organized movement aimed at […]