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Review: The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008 by Thomas E. Ricks

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Thomas Ricks has written another wonderful book on the military and the importance of having the right generals during war.  In this book he looks at the Surge of the Iraq war and the military leadership involved with the great “gamble” of achieving some kind of nominal success in winding down the war.  1,174 more words

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Unconventional Experiences and Their Relevance

This post is not about politics or public policy, but about life.

I got my early morning rolling to an essay from Foreign Affairs written by Max Boot, Senior Fellow for National Security at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of many books on military history and national security. 639 more words

David Petraeus

"Creative Options" at DoD

Chuck Hagel is headed out of the Defense Department. CBS News says that Hagel was “fed up with micromanagement from the White House,” a complaint first made by his predecessors, Leon Panetta and Bob Gates. 354 more words

"A Man's world"

Weaker sex. Be seen not heard. You’re better off at home. It’s a waste of finances to train the child. Without mentioning any particular gender, you can figure out who the phrase refers to.  840 more words


Team Rubicon Honors A&E's Nancy Dubuc

Nancy Dubuc, president and CEO of A&E Networks and the History channel received the Distinguished Advocate Award for her work with military veterans’ organization Team Rubicon on Friday at the Skirball Cultural Center before an audience of donors and supporters including former CIA director Gen. 359 more words


Review: The Generals by Thomas E. Ricks

Note: For the next few weeks on Sunday we will feature a review of books outside of theology, philosophy and apologetics.  Each review of a non-Christian book will also have a section titled, “What’s in it for the Christian?” … 891 more words