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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter might be moving toward making a new demand for top generals — ditch the PowerPoints and simply talk instead. Before meeting on Monday with top officials in Kuwait to discuss Islamic State threats, Carter banned the use of PowerPoint presentations “to challenge his commanders’ thinking,” the Washington […]

Death to the PowerPoint   Recently updated !

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I was a tactical operations center chief when Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked off his firebase. The entire room held its breath as we read the message, an American soldier was missing. Phones were abuzz and video conferences under way as preparation for contingency operations to support the search were already […]

Guest Blogger, Rusty Bradley- Bergdahl has led to Pandora’s Box

Between brazen attacks on the airport… Taliban insurgents on Monday launched a grenade and gun attack on Kabul airport, firing on military facilities before being overwhelmed in an operation hailed as a victory for Afghan security forces. Two suicide bombers blew themselves up and all five other attackers were killed […]