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The World Factbook - Military Expenditures - 9 views

    Compares defense spending of different countries 
Jonathan Boyd

Clausewitz's Fog and Friction and the Military Transformation Fiction | Ballots & Bullets - 3 views

    Strategic studies have retained the thinking of Karl von Clausewitz at its core. The Prussian General's understanding of war by reference to the political process saw wars as the "continuation of politics by other means" (Clausewitz, 1997). In conflict research, this has become the most widely quoted definition of war. What made Clausewitz's work 'On War' so successful was that he wrote about war by focusing on its general aspects, or more simply, on the spirit of war as he saw it. In this way, war no longer drew on narrow and specific contexts, but rather became understood, as an enduring phenomenon, in general terms.
Cindy Edwards

Fold3 - Historical military records - 6 views

shared by Cindy Edwards on 26 Mar 12 - No Cached
    Yes,this site costs, but it it has an abundance of information.
Dallas McPheeters

Nearly 1 in 4 fails military exam | Around the Web | - 27 views

  • 23 percent of recent high school graduates don’t get the minimum score needed on the enlistment test to join any branch of the military
    Interesting report portends a bleak trend?
Ed Webb

Enemy Lurks in Briefings on Afghan War - PowerPoint - - 51 views

  • “PowerPoint makes us stupid,”
  • behind all the PowerPoint jokes are serious concerns that the program stifles discussion, critical thinking and thoughtful decision-making
  • deeply embedded in a military culture that has come to rely on PowerPoint’s hierarchical ordering of a confused world
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  • Commanders say that the slides impart less information than a five-page paper can hold, and that they relieve the briefer of the need to polish writing to convey an analytic, persuasive point.
  • Senior officers say the program does come in handy when the goal is not imparting information, as in briefings for reporters. The news media sessions often last 25 minutes, with 5 minutes left at the end for questions from anyone still awake. Those types of PowerPoint presentations, Dr. Hammes said, are known as “hypnotizing chickens.”
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