Posts Tagged ‘Army’

Some of the top stories that caught my eye this week which you might have missed (outside of the military operations against Ebola, which you probably didn’t miss):

From Forbes, “Five Reasons America’s Army Wont’ Be Ready for the Next War,”

From The New York Times, this has been the biggest story this week: “The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons.”

And a pingback on that story from Mother Jones, “No, There’s Still No Evidence There Was an Active WMD Program in Iraq.

On Business Insider: “America’s Elite Soldiers May Be Burning Out On The War On Terror.”

From Foreign Policy, “The Varnish of Vietnam,” which has links to the growing public debate over the commemoration (if that’s the right word) of the Vietnam War.

And last, but certainly not least, from Small Wars Journal, “Consequences be Damned: Solving 20th Century Problems with 19th Century Disregard,” by my friend and colleague David Musick.

Came across this yesterday, from Differences in the Military.  What a classic.  Thank you, George F. Blanton, for coming up with this masterpiece.  Of course, the Marines are the best, but we knew that already.  Seriously. I can’t decide which category is my favorite… I think it might be the meals: 


  • Marines: Meals, Ready-to-Eat 3 times a day.
  • Army: One hot meal, 2 MRE’s.
  • Navy: 3 hot meals.
  • Air Force: Catered meals prepared by the Galloping Gourmet, Julia Child, and Wolfgang Puck and Emeril Lagasse. All you can eat.