When I was stationed at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma, it was always interesting to watch the Air Force scramble to respond to frequent tornado warnings in Tornado Alley.
Since the end of the Cold War, the U.S. military has consistently ranked number one among all other nations in the size and complexity of its bureaucracy.
The Air Force has chosen to organize around a theater-centric, centralized command and control system that is ill-suited for the global nature of space power.
Now, 34 years later after the first Humvee entered service, some of these venerable vehicles are being replaced by Oshkosh’s JLTVs.
Effectiveness implies accomplishing something, so to evaluate military effectiveness there must be a strategy or an articulated list of accomplishable objectives and/or missions.
This week sees the 75th anniversary of the now-legendary Allied invasion of Fortress Europe. While incredible movies like “The Longest Day” and “Saving Private Ryan” do justice to the heroic acts of that fateful day, the real heroes were unassuming Americans, Canadians, Brits and Australians who answered their nation’s call to push back against tyranny.
On June 6, 1944, over 150,000 Allied troops landed in Normandy commencing one of the most daring operations in military history, the invasion of Nazi-occupied France.
An interview with Maj. Gen. Barbara R. Holcomb, commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick