A Cross of Iron…

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its… Read More

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Influence: Sought or Unsought…

“The conjunction of an immense military establishment and a huge arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence – economic, political, and even spiritual – is felt in every city, every state house, and every office of the federal government … In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition… Read More

The Attrition Approach…

“Through most of its wars, the united states successfully used the attrition approach. It is easier to be proficient at this type of warfare. You need to master only the simplest military skills and posses enormous quantities of arms and munitions.” James F. Dunnigan (1943 to Present) An adviser and lecturer to the State Department,… Read More

Finest Human Qualities…

“The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith.” John Foster Dulles (1888 to 1959) A US secretary of state (1953–59) under President Dwight D. Eisenhower (a WWII army general). He… Read More

Summarising the Biomedical Research on Health & Performance of Military Women

Research Paper Title Biomedical Research on Health and Performance of Military Women: Accomplishments of the Defense Women’s Health Research Program (DWHRP). Abstract In 1994, the US Congress provided US$40 million for biomedical research on issues of importance for military women. This supported 104 intramural and 30 extramural studies and launched an era of research to narrow the… Read More

A Critical Evaluation of Officer Diversity in the US Armed Forces

Research Paper Title Beyond Race and Gender: A Critical Evaluation of Officer Diversity. Abstract Diversity is a powerful term advocated by an even stronger socio-political constituency. For some it portends a brighter, more resilient future. For others, it augurs a juggernaut on collision course with mediocrity. For most however, it arouses neither apprehension nor elation.… Read More

Is Improved Guidance & Oversight Needed to Ensure Validity & Equity of US Military Fitness Standards (1998)?

Research Paper Title Improved Guidance and Oversight Are Needed to Ensure Validity and Equity of Fitness Standards. Purpose Physical fitness is a fundamentally important part of military life for both men and women in the Department of Defense (DOD). Each year, thousands of service members are denied promotions, schooling, or other benefits for failing to meet fitness standards.… Read More