Disconnected -> Connected -> Interconnected -> Disrupted -> Balanced

We have a burning interest in national security.  To satisfy this interest we went from Disconnected to Connected.  We bought tools that enabled us to access the Internet and using those tools we established ourselves on social media and blogging websites and began to learn and banter and write and challenge each other.  It was … Continue reading Disconnected -> Connected -> Interconnected -> Disrupted -> Balanced

Traits, Obituaries, and Life’s Purpose

This article was originally published on The Military Leader on January 9, 2017.  Thank you to The Military Leader for continuing to publish my work! Suddenly I am of sufficient age and experience that young people occasionally contact me in search of mentorship. Based upon my military, intelligence community, and interagency experience, they often think I can provide them … Continue reading Traits, Obituaries, and Life’s Purpose

Second Year Website Anniversary

Today is the second anniversary of me using this website to share my thoughts on how the United States applies the instruments of national power.  (You can read my first-anniversary post here.) I am pleased that during the past year I successfully balanced family, work, graduate school, and writing.  I am also happy to have begun … Continue reading Second Year Website Anniversary

War and the New Normal Part Five

This article was originally published on Point of Decision on August 11, 2016.  Thank you to Point of Decision for continuing to publish my work!  Note:  The first part of this article may be viewed here.  The second part of this article may be viewed here.  The third part of this article may be viewed here.  The fourth … Continue reading War and the New Normal Part Five

1st Time on Covert Contact Podcast (Topic: How War Changes People)

John Little who runs the website Blogs of War contacted me recently with an invitation to appear on his podcast Covert Contact. I am extremely grateful that John offered me this opportunity.  On this 40 minute podcast I discuss my three-part series "War and the New Normal" that I published on the blog Point of Decision. … Continue reading 1st Time on Covert Contact Podcast (Topic: How War Changes People)

War and the New Normal Part Three

This article was originally published on Point of Decision on October 15, 2015.  Thank you to Point of Decision for continuing to publish my work!  Note:  The first part of this article may be viewed here. The second part of this article may be viewed here. As I walked through the enemy compound I noticed a dark room to my … Continue reading War and the New Normal Part Three

Leadership in Action: Colonel Charles A. Beckwith

This article was originally published on The Military Leader on September 7, 2015.  Thank you to The Military Leader for continuing to publish my work! In 1977, after many years of advocating for the U.S. Army to develop a capability similar to the British 22nd Special Air Service (SAS) and in response to multiple terrorist incidents worldwide, Colonel … Continue reading Leadership in Action: Colonel Charles A. Beckwith

Words for War: Seven Unknown Quotes on War, Part 5

This article was originally published on The War Council on February 5th, 2015.  I am glad my obscure quotes were found to be of value by The War Council. "I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor provisions;  I offer hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death.  Let him who loves his country in his heart and … Continue reading Words for War: Seven Unknown Quotes on War, Part 5

Effective Communication in “The Non-Expert Zone”

This article was originally published on The Strategy Bridge on December 14, 2014.  Thank you again to the team at The Strategy Bridge for continuing to publish my work. You are a subject matter expert within an organization. You have identified a problem. You have a plan to remedy it. Your plan requires additional funding, equipment, or … Continue reading Effective Communication in “The Non-Expert Zone”