This came up the other day from the Army’s TRADOC twitter feed…The Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (that’s a mouthfull…) has a page concerned with the title of this post, and the other day they featured the U.S. Army’s new Operating Concept (TRADOC Pam 525-3-1), which specifically addresses an issue which as dogged the US since…well, Rwanda comes to mind. How to respond to atrocities, genocide, ethnic cleansing, etc., has been a weak point in state and military planning. And while I would suggest that many problems in the U.S. response to atrocities exist in the civilian administration more than in military organization, actually having a military doctrine for how to resond to such situations is a very positive thing. And it should hopefully make policy decisions easier for future administrations. The page also contains a link to the complete Operating Concept handbook.
Archive for September, 2010
Tags: Health Care
I don’t pretend to know or understand all the vagaries in this Health Care to-do, but this article from NPR sounds interesting. The part about keeping children on your plan until they’re 26 I’d heard of, but most of the rest is news to me…
Tags: Essay Mills, Gawain and the Green Knight, Lancelot
Saw this the other day, I think via a friend’s feed. No suprise here: all those “buy a ready-made essay” sites are worthless, as they’re horribly written and wouldn’t pass muster even if the prof thought it was your own work… Having done some recent Google searches on “chivalry bibliographies”, and turned up a surprising number of these horrible little cheating essay sites, I can fully agree with this article. For example, search for pre-made essays dealing with Lancelot, or even better, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and see if they make sense to you!!!
Tags: Afghanistan, Bob Woodward, CIA
Just saw this via NPR’s Twitter feed. Interesting…J. J. Sutherland has a small column here on a topic that sparked his interest when he was reading Bob Woodward’s new book…