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Operation Homecoming at 40 Years

Note: Beginning with the stories on the PWH FORUM related to flying, I have started a new Blog focused on my experiences and those of my friends. What follows is the announcement set about a recently completed series on the return of the Viet Nam POWs. Asked below is the question, cannot a Katrina like […]

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Day is Done – September 11th 2011

As the day closed on September 11 2001, we began the process of “doing what we know”- we had been attacked – strangely suprising to some in other lands, Americans strike back hard when treaded upon – so we went to war in the way we know how.  The events of September 11, 2001 were of such magnitude, […]

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2010: The Earth Strikes Back

Boundary Condition #1 (1) The idea of Intersectional ideas – those resulting from combining concepts from multiple fields or areas of specialization gained through education and experience – has been previously introduced with it’s own PWH section. This is the first of several year ending posts intended to set the stage for intersectional discussions for […]

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Essential Element of Information for a Culture of Preparedness: They called him “Coach”

If one is to discuss leadership, what it requires to “decide and act” in severe crisis, the journey  should start here. A real love for the hard battle, knowing it offers the opportunity to be at your best when the best is required. Competiveness: John R Wooden  More reading about Coach Wooden and his “pyramid of […]

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EEI#32 "What kind of a war…?" – The Scent of Weakness

There was a time when Americans seemed to view suicide attacks as a sign of the complete conviction of the enemy, an immutable dedication to their cause that many people found terrifying and cause for soul-searching.  “What could we have done to provoke such anger?” Yet with time, American views of suicide attacks have matured […]

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EEI#30 Leadership – First follower

Essential Elements of Information for a Culture of Preparedness We continue to discuss the idea of “team of leaders.”  This video well worth your time. Thanks to John Robb at Global Guerrilllas.  See his site for comments. But let’s take this one step further into the context of  “What kind of war”  determination as impacting […]

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EEI#14 Return of the Jedi

 Essential Elements of Information for a Culture of Preparedness Prior to Desert Storm, Gen. Norman Schwartzkopf created a small cell of four majors and a colonel to act as his intimate “brain trust” to plan his campaign. The group became known as the “Jedi Knights.” All were graduates of the School of Advanced Military Studies, […]

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