U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Areca T. Bell

As a young incoming battalion commander attending my pre-command course, I learned one of the most useful lessons of my career. It was a simple but poignant exercise in the art of the resource management, and it hammered home a principle that still sticks with me today: “Time spent = Value Assigned.”

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Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.

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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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As military weaponry has advanced, the viability of amphibious assault against a defended beachhead isn’t what it used to be. Unlike World War II and the Korean War, modern defenses are bristling with guided missile systems, thermobaric weaponry, and radar-guided machine gun batteries, among other lethal armaments. If the opening sequence of Saving Private Ryan captured the carnage of the most successful large-scale amphibious assault in history, it’s 2014 military science fiction yarn Live. Die. Repeat. that reveals its modern shortfalls.

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Scott Schmidt

Lt. Col. Jennifer Grieves, the first woman to command the presidential helicopter Marine One in 2009, has been fired from her post as a squadron C.O. after failing to report her off-duty arrest for assault to her superiors.

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The AK-47 and the AR15/M16 are the two most recognizable assault rifles on the planet. So it’s only natural that a debate rages within the firearms community as to which weapons system is better

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