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Fighting the Last War

By | April 23, 2020

[April 23, 2020]  In December 2004, I had the opportunity to interview captured Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.  During that brief encounter at his prison cell at Camp Victory in Baghdad, I asked him one question, “Why did the Americans defeat your army?”  Honestly, I wasn’t expecting an answer.  But he smiled and told me that “defeat” is a… Read More »

Anticipating the Command

By | April 18, 2020

[April 18, 2020]  Drill and Ceremony is a method of moving troops from one location to another.  Since its introduction by Friedrich von Steuben to Revolutionary soldiers at Valley Forge in 1778, highly motivated sergeants have used commands to instill discipline in new troops.  Following those commands is not easy, but after some experience, troops will often begin… Read More »