World War…

“I know not with what weapons world war III will be fought, but world war IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” Albert Einstein (1879 to 1955), contemplating nuclear devastation. A German-born physicist who developed the special and general theories of relativity and won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921 for his explanation… Read More

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Obesity-Prone & Obesity-Resistant People: Some Myths & Facts

Introduction We all know someone who eat like a horse yet remains as skinny as a rake, while one of your other friend’s seem to pile on the pounds just by thinking about food. At the heart of the difference is metabolism (the sum of the chemical reactions occurring in the body at any given time).… Read More

Canadian Officer Career Management System (2001)

The Canadian officer system is organised as a long-career system with expectation of service to age 55 for most officers and to age 60 for officers in the medical, dental, and legal profession. The career is composed of three engagements: Short engagement through 9 years of service with about 95% passing beyond; Intermediate engagement through 20… 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

New ‘Dunker’ at RNAS Yeovilton

The Royal Navy Centre of Maritime SERE and Underwater Escape Training Facility, or ‘The Dunker’ for less of a mouthful, is a new facility opened at the Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton in March 2018. The facility is essential for training personnel in escape techniques when aircraft and amphibious vehicles are operated over water. for… Read More

Netherlands Officer Career Management System (2001)

The Netherlands officer corps is essentially composed of two groups: Military academy graduates with college degrees (and a very few non-academy in-service transfers with college degrees) who make up the full-career officers; and Officer school graduates without college-level education who compose the limited-career officers. In principle, all officers can expect to remain in military service to age 55 and… 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