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Freedom of Information

Strange as it may seem, most of what you need to know about what’s happening in the world is at your fingertips. If you want to understand the interests of a country, what its goals are, and what it’s thinking, there’s no need to delve into the Top Secret stash of operational details (today there’s… 229 more words

Strategy

Soldiers and Social Change

DR JONATHAN FENNELL

Military personnel are rarely placed at the centre of analyses of social and political change in the twentieth century. The growing consensus that the wars of the twentieth century ‘laid the basis’ for important reforms, most notably the birth of the modern welfare state, has been driven almost exclusively by studies of the home front in war; too rarely have scholars investigated how citizens at the battlefront have affected change. 905 more words

Highways of the Sea

Maritime power is much trickier than land power for the layperson to understand. Armies use weapons to control the land they stand on; navies cruise around singing to each other, or something – right? 636 more words

Strategy

His Greatest Achievement?

In the most recent iteration of what is basically an annual poll, Levada asked respondents to select one answer to the following question:  “What would you call the main achievement of Vladimir Putin during his years in power?” 371 more words

Military Leadership

An Unequal Dialogue: Failure of Limited Wars

by Emily Cornett, Towson University

Healthy US civil-military relationships are vital to establishing clear strategic objectives. US involvement in the Vietnam War, and the war’s outcome, was the product of a… 963 more words

Vietnam War

A Tale of Two Services

There’s a lot of talk out there about boosts to defense budgets here, cuts to others there, and Armed Services of increased sizes everywhere. But at this point, it must be made clear that it really is just talk. 389 more words

History

How the Gay Rights Movement May Inform the Military Deference Doctrine

The Supreme Court of the United States—and thus the federal judiciary—treats military law as sui generis, a thing unique unto itself. In the rare grant, it generally substantially defers to the executive branch outside of questions of jurisdiction. 2,792 more words

Military Law