A Very Unequal Dialogue: Debating Civil-Military Relations with Tom Ricks

*Note: What follows is the beginning of an essay of mine (“A Very Unequal Dialogue”) on the current state of civil-military relations, which is available in full over at The Best Defense.  Tom disagrees with my recent assessment that the recent New America Foundation/Arizona State University Future of War Conference underrepresented the uniformed military, resulting in…

Strategic Landpower’s Most Critical Decision: L or H?

Image (proudly) created by Matt Cavanaugh.   Choices made both close and create opportunities.  For a simple Valentine’s-ish example, consider that when one selects a (soul)mate for life, while that choice closes potential relationships with other partners, at the same time such a decision creates life opportunities through a committed relationship.  The old saying is useful; decisions open doors and…