Underreporting of Musculoskeletal Injuries in the US Army

Research Paper Title Underreporting of Musculoskeletal Injuries in the US Army: Findings From an Infantry Brigade Combat Team Survey Study. Background Musculoskeletal injury is a significant threat to readiness in the US Army. Current injury surveillance methods are constrained by accurate injury reporting. Input into electronic medical records or databases therefore may not accurately reflect… Read More

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Failure in War: A Matter of Timing

“The history of failure in war can almost be summed up in two words: too late.” Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) An American five-star general (aka General of the Army) and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the US Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific… Read More

Dues & Proportion vs Rewards & Effort…

“He had most definitely paid his dues. But his experience had taught him that life seldom bestows its rewards in proportion to the efforts men have taken to earn them. It had also taught him never to underestimate his enemy.” (Scarrow, 2014, p.37). Scarrow, S. (2014) Brothers in Blood. New York, NY: The Overlook Press.

Underestimation…

“Never underestimate a person willing to die for a cause.” Unknown There are a number of variations of this to suit a variety of contexts/situations: “Never underestimate your enemy but always make him underestimate you.” “Don’t underestimate me. I know more than I say, think more than I speak, and notice more than you realise.”… Read More