// Frank Sobchak By scuttling plans to help its leaders understand what went wrong, the service is turning a blind eye to insights of enduring relevance.
Mullah Omar 'Lived Close to U.S. Bases'
From BBC News: “Fugitive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar lived within walking distance of U.S. bases in Afghanistan, a new book has claimed."
By John F. Sullivan, Small Wars Journal: “Insurgents seeking to spark a revolution in the rather staid field of military strategic theory often unwittingly follow the logic of the used car."
// Elbridge Colby and James Mille
rAs Senate and House committees examine the Trump administration’s proposed defense budget for fiscal 2020 — it totales three-quarters of a trillion dollars — the first and most important question they should ask is: Does this budget decisively improve the U.S. posture for great-power competition with China and Russia?
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By Tadd Sholtis, Words at War: “Last month, the RAND Corporation issued a report intended to help the Department of Defense “understand the current character of interservice competition and how service culture impacts the ways in which the military services posture themselves to secure institutional relevance.”