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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


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

Promotions for Defenders' Day

In early February, the MOD’s Main Personnel Directorate (GUK) Chief held a special conclave.

A featured guest was Chief of the State Service and Personnel Directorate of the RF President’s Administration, Anton Fedorov.   569 more words

Military Leadership