H.R. McMaster, President Trump’s national security advisor, is working behind the scenes to send tens of thousands of ground troops into Syria to take out the government of Bashar al-Assad. 77 more words
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The U.S. Military’s Ethos: Of Busy-work, Sweaty Suffering, White Wall Haircuts, Beribboned Uniforms, and Warrior Talk
Why does the U.S. military invest so much pride in working to the point of tedium, if not exhaustion? A friend of mine, an Army major, worked at the Pentagon. 817 more words
David Petraeus, Retired Four-Star General, Speaks at Westminster as Part of Churchill Fellows Weekend
Petraeus (left) and Riley (right) talk inside a jam-packed Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury Saturday afternoon. PHOTO BY JIM MALVEN.
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”This tragedy, however awful, must not distract us from our search for peace in Lebanon and elsewhere. Your devotion to duty is known to all of us.
(2010’s | militarese? | “giving one’s all,” “bound and determined”)
“All in all.” “All-in-one.” “All in the wrist.” “All in your head.” “All in the same boat.” “All in good time.” Or you could just settle for “all in,” shorn of superfluous objects and uttered with quiet conviction. 524 more words
By Fareed Zakaria
Thursday, Mar. 2, 2017
The first time I met Gen. David Petraeus, he said something that surprised me. It was the early days of the Iraq War and, although things were not going well, he had directed his region in the north skillfully and effectively. 696 more words