Fighting Words: Why the Military Profession Needs More Debate, Not Twitter Hate

*Note: This essay was originally published on the Modern War Institute’s Commentary & Analysis site. Even the day after, a Saturday, the online backlash against an Army public affairs officer’s essay spilled over and invaded the birthday party my seven-year-old was attending. The phone pinged, pinged again, and then pinged some more, noises that were…

A Homefront Code of Conduct to “Hold the Line” against Partisan Fevers

*Note: This essay was originally published on the Modern War Institute’s Commentary & Analysis site. Last week’s midterm election reinforced and amplified America’s deep divisions. What’s worse, today, many Americans even fear this partisan divide will lead to political violence. And as the start line for the 2020 presidential race draws near, it’s virtually certain…