This Day In History – Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services – 26 July 1948 and 2017

https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=84# On July 26, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed this executive order establishing the President’s Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services, committing the government to integrating the segregated military. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump https://www.gop.gov/american-heroes-week1/ On July 26, 2017, President Donald J. Trump tweeted the following during American…

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Lawfare – Federal Prosecution is a Viable Option for Enemy Combatants – 24 July 2017

https://www.lawfareblog.com/federal-prosecution-viable-option-enemy-combatants By Mary B. McCord Monday, July 24, 2017, 2:19 PM “It is true, of course, that the United States will not have an Article III option in every case in which it has the opportunity to take custody of an enemy combatant. Law enforcement officials may lack the quantum…



WOTR – Strategic Guidance for Countering the Proliferation of Strategic Guidance – 20 July 2017

Image: Senior Airman Amber Carter/U.S. Air Force By Mara Karlin and Christopher Skaluba https://warontherocks.com/2017/07/strategic-guidance-for-countering-the-proliferation-of-strategic-guidance/ “Having spent good portions of our Pentagon careers in the “strategy space,” we’ve been confronted by any number of arguments about the ultimate value of the strategic guidance enterprise. Credible points can be made that the department…



MWI – MWI PODCAST: TRAINING TO WIN ON THE MODERN BATTLEFIELD – 28 June 2017

MWI PODCAST: TRAINING TO WIN ON THE MODERN BATTLEFIELD, WITH COL. JONATHAN NEUMANN Jake Miraldi | June 28, 2017 https://mwi.usma.edu/mwi-podcast-training-win-modern-battlefield-col-jonathan-neumann/ http://modernwarinstitute.libsyn.com/rss In this episode of the MWI podcast, Capt. Jake Miraldi sits down for a discussion with Col. Jonathan Neumann. For the past three years, Col. Neumann has served as…


MWI – WHY THE MILITARY’S NONPARTISAN ETHIC HAS ERODED, AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT – 27 June 2017

http://militarylegitimacyreview.com/?p=2104 https://mwi.usma.edu/militarys-nonpartisan-ethic-eroded/ Editor’s note: This article is based on a study conducted by the author and published by National Defense University Press. Read the full study at: http://ndupress.ndu.edu/Portals/68/Documents/casestudies/cco_casestudy-1.pdf?ver=2017-05-22-090156-52 “Normative violations of the nonpartisan ethic by members of the military might not grab headlines like the Marines United scandal, but both have…



NDU – Like, Comment, Retweet: The State of the Military’s Nonpartisan Ethic in the World of Social Media By Heidi A. Urben | CCO Case Study 1 – 22 May 2017

http://ndupress.ndu.edu/Portals/68/Documents/casestudies/cco_casestudy-1.pdf?ver=2017-05-22-090156-523 Executive Summary The State of the Military’s Nonpartisan Ethic in the World of Social MediaPast research contends that with the exception of voting in presidential elections, military officers’ political participation is fairly muted. Moreover, most allegations of political outspokenness tend to be levied at retired officers, not those on…


The Diplomat – China’s Maritime Operation: The ‘Gray Zone’ in Black and White – 18 May 2017

Image Credit: China Defense Blog http://thediplomat.com/2017/05/chinas-maritime-operation-the-gray-zone-in-black-and-white/ There is no problem in the “gray zone” because the “gray zone” does not exist. By Ben Lowsen May 18, 2017 “Much has been made lately of China’s maritime operations in the “gray zone,” referring to operations achieving military objectives like island seizure while…