Posts Tagged ‘Special Forces’

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.

…This just in from The New York Times.  I think articles like this, while useful in their way, operate in such a manner as to fool the general public into thinking they know what’s going on…In the broad strokes, I guess they (we) do, but I’ve studied too much military history to think this tells “the full story.”  I leave that illusion to the good folks at CNN, FOX, etc., who air the same minute of footage over and over…and over…Just joking, sort of.