Such definitions are only worthy of men who cannot distinguish between a first overt act and a cause or pretext; and who do not perceive that a cause is the first in a series of events of which such an overt act is the last.
- Bret Devereaux has a nice discussion of how modern system armies and chemical weapons don’t mix well. I don’t agree with quite everything, and it’s worth noting that both the Warsaw Pact and NATO armies did lots of prep for chemical and nuclear combat, but still very lucid and interesting.
- Because fighters are beautiful.
- Nice roundtable on how to teach grand strategy. I find that the doing (simulation, even BOGSAT) helps quite a bit in making tradeoffs clear.
- The Red Army victory parade commemorating the 75th anniversary of the destruction of Nazi Germany has been cancelled…
- On Scharnhorst, Clausewitz, and the value of mentorship.
- One would prefer not to conclude that the leadership of the DPRK is more reliable than the leadership of this administration, but I don’t know of any other way of completing this thought.