Category Archives: Recommended Reading

An Article Worth Reading and Considering

Our good friend, Burko ’73 sent this absolutely fascinating article from Vanity Fair that takes a look at the inner workings of the Department of Energy. In a previous article by our Regular Contributor DaveO, he made a case (albeit a … Continue reading

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“Axis of Adults”: Trump’s Generals

Today’s recommended reading. Not since the early days of the Ford administration has a general served as White House chief of staff—and arguably not since the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, himself a retired general, have senior military officers wielded … Continue reading

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Thunderbirds and Your Friday Tech Roundup

Oklahoma pride here! Willie and Joe do America proud in the Ukraine. Over at Strategy Page, two articles on mortars and artillery. We had nuclear merchant ships? And, as the weekend is upon us, some technical terms of tequila.

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More Light Summer Reading from SOCOM

Found this by way of WRSA, but posted at SWJ. Interesting. I’ve read only two of those. The others look intriguing. (BTW, this is what I’m reading at the moment, or rather re-reading, as I’ve had it for years and have … Continue reading

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Light Summer Reading: Strategy as Practiced by the Ancients

Michael Vlahos at the AmericanConservative.com reviews Graham Allison’s books Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides Trap. Allison argues that when rising powers threaten the position of established powers, the inevitable competition can lead to conflict and, eventually, … Continue reading

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A New Evolutionary Stage in Warfare?

Straight out the Science Fiction universe, this will evolutionize warfare communications, operations and potentially logistics. Quantum communication is a strange beast, but one of the weirdest proposed forms of it is called counterfactual communication – a type of quantum communication … Continue reading

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Officer Corps Swims in the Shallow End of the (Intellectual) Gene Pool?

DaveO, please have at this. And the rest of you too, you dullards. Ubiquitous college attendance likely contributed to the decline in officer intelligence, according to Cancian. Each service requires a four-year degree as a baseline requirement for commissioning; the … Continue reading

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