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Why David Petraeus Will Never Be A Strategy Game General

Why David Petraeus Will Never Be A Strategy Game General

David Petraeus would not have gone down in history as a great general, even if he had been able to keep his zipper zipped. Certainly not great enough for the retired Army four-star general and former commander of coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan to merit appearing in a strategy…

Why Beans Are More Important Than Bullets

Why Beans Are More Important Than Bullets

Amateurs study tactics and professionals study logistics, goes the old saying. Or put another way, what’s the biggest difference between the U.S. Army and a ragtag militia in the Congo? Our troops get fed. For all the disparagement of Fobbits and REMFs, when the food and the paychecks disappear, the…

Invade Syria? A Video Game Tested That.

Invade Syria? A Video Game Tested That.

We’ve seen this script before. A cruel regime slaughtering civilians. YouTube clips of weeping mothers and dead children. Hesitant calls for humanitarian intervention by the Western powers. Much dithering while the body count climbs, and then more guilt about the dithering.