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The US military needs to suck it up and embrace telecommuting forever
The 21st century military shouldn’t work and train like the 19th century
‘Thank you for service’ now applies to far more people than our nation’s veterans
Hopefully we’ll come to recognize more forms of courage than just “going downrange,” and it turns out even your grocer has some.
Russia is trying to tear apart America’s veteran community. Don’t let them
Be careful out there.
The US is headed for a reckoning between its military ambitions and its budget
The U.S. has to make hard choices about whether spending that money is worth it. Unfortunately, our approach has been that of the Yankees great Yogi Berra. "When faced with a fork in the road, take both."
The Marine Corps has reinvented itself throughout its history. The new Commandant is doing it again.
Berger has rightly decided that the way the Marines' plans for amphibious assaults isn't going to work going forward, as a "Sands of Iwo Jima" redux will end with thousands of dead Marines and Sailors at the bottom of the ocean.
Veterans: It’s on you to bridge the civil-military divide
In the real world the number of jobs where run time and pull-ups are part of your performance evaluation is vanishingly small.
‘I almost joined the military, but…’ is a weird flex and it’s not OK
Perhaps people feel compelled to come up with these excuses because this country idolizes military service so much.
Reince Priebus’s Navy service is going to be awkward for everyone involved
"The military owes it to itself to find outlets for exceptional individuals to contribute. Priebus owes it to the country to be honest with himself and find a more productive outlet to serve"
4 military phrases civilians should start using
"As much as I'm adapting to corporate life, I wish the civilian world would take at least a few military terms onboard."
Selfless service and the ‘veteran superiority complex’
Unfortunately, too many vets believe their own PR, and subscribe to what I’d call the “veteran superiority complex.”
If You Were Triggered By That Gillette Ad, You’re Part Of The Problem
Some people are legitimately outraged by the idea that young men shouldn't be giving each other beatdowns. A not insignificant group feels seriously threatened by being told to be better.
The Number Of Challenge Coins That Are Passed Out Is Too Damn High
The origins of the challenge coin have been lost to antiquity. It’s really anyone’s guess as to how these trinkets...
A Draft Won’t Fix The Civil-Military Divide — But This Plan Just Might
When discussing societal ills, people start talking about mandatory national service as a solution. A lot of this comes from...