Information Whack-A-Mole

My digital rabbit hole runs deep and has lots of branches. Over the last few days, I have found myself browsing interesting articles on the idea of hybrid warfare and Information Operations. One of which resonated strongly: John Little’s podcast, “Propaganda, Influence, and Disruption.” There is some sort of perverse fascination in what the predictions …

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A Conversation with Curtis and Mical

A recent conversation thread brought me to a topic which, for me, is a sensitive subject to discuss in an open forum – experiences with racism. Central to this discussion was a 32-year-old article from The New York Times, summarizing first hand experiences with the lingering effects of the Jim Crow laws in Alabama, Georgia, …

The Anthem, Football, and Observations – Round Two…

“I was lookin' back to see if you were lookin' back at me To see me lookin' back at you…” I was on my way to go see the dentist earlier today and my mood dictated that I transition from my 70’s playlist to Massive Attack – the soundtrack of a deep and dark place …

What Advice Would NCOs Like to Give to Unseasoned Officers?

This question originally came from Quora and, like others, I took it and ran with it a bit more than I could... and probably still missed some valid points.  Oh, these topics really make me smile with all sorts of great answers from folks too numerous and well-spoken to list with any brevity. Speaking from …

Thoughts on Charlottesville, VA

This is one of many questions I have responded to on Quora. Perhaps I may make this a frequent addition to this blog... perhaps not. I would say that I am ambivalent about it, but I'm doubtful about being certain on this idea.  How does it make United States veterans (especially combat veterans) feel, to …