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Why “Advise and Assist” Is A Bad Idea

Recently, the Pentagon announced plans to end combat operations in Afghanistan by the end of 2013.  Instead of taking an active combat role, American forces will shift to an “advise and assist” mission according to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. … Continue reading

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The GFI Fairy Waves Her Wand at President Obama (Again)

In the Army, every new commander had an irrestible compulsion to make his own, unique mark on the unit. The purpose of these new changes was to show he was in charge. However, sometimes the ideas new officers generated made … Continue reading

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