National Intelligence Folly: How a Tragic Unsolved Murder Led to Billions of Dollars of Program Fraud, Waste and Abuse Part 4

NGA Director Lt Gen (USAF, Ret) James R. Clapper is fired by SECDEF Rumsfeld for not toeing the party line, USDI Cambone finesses moving a lot of agency funding over to the DNI/NIP while pressing the case that they should stay under DoD, the Murder of Tina Ricca has a ripple effect in the National Intelligence Community that leads to the discovery of the new NRO building and the firing of leadership

National Intelligence Folly: How a Tragic Unsolved Murder Led to Billions of Dollars of Program Fraud, Waste and Abuse Part 3

Secretary Rumsfeld’s USDI gambit, Clapper and Hagel face-off on Peloozi and Obama’s Sequestration follies that screw over civil service workers, NRO DIR Sapp is lied to much like former DIR Bruce Carlson, the Tina Ricca murder is a puzzlement to congress and Fairfax County reopens it as a cold case.

National Intelligence Folly: How an Unsolved Murder Led to Billions of Dollars of Program Fraud, Waste and Abuse Part 2

Defense Secretary Rumsfeld attempts to trump congress’ work on the Director of National Intelligence deliberations, USDI Dr. Stephen Cambone gets schooled on staffing and security guard Tina Ricca is murdered.

The Army of the Woke

Austin Milley

The Army of the Woke; Why the Army Didn’t Meet Its Recruiting Goals The Army fell approximately 15,000 (25%) people short of meeting their recruiting goals this year, and some Pentagon officials focused on the tight job market as the culprit.[1] Though access to civilian jobs and higher pay is a factor, the truth is broader …

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Defeat the 2023 NDAA! by Republican South Dakota State Representative Taffy Howard

The 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has passed out of both the US Senate Armed Services Committee as well as the US House Armed Services Committee, and unless major changes are made, every Republican needs to vote against this bill.

Open Letter To LTG Steven Gilland, 61st Superintendent Of The United States Military Academy, by John Hughes

  LTG Gilland, Congratulations on becoming the 61st Superintendent of USMA.  Your introductory letter mentions how you are “committed to ensuring that USMA remains the preeminent leader development institution in the world.”  You have an impressive resume.  Many of us in the Long Gray Line would like to give you the benefit of the doubt that …

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The Looming NCO Crisis, Part 1: Introduction

The Looming NCO Crisis: Introduction This blog is about a looming crisis that could happen in the US military’s Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) corps. But the same factors that affect the military can and probably will affect almost any organization. Today, there is a great deal of concern over recruiting. I am concerned about what happens …

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USMA Class of 1972: My Looking Back and Ahead 50 years. (Part 3 of 3)

My personal perspective on West Point, obviously, is mine alone.  It’s aged over 50 years since graduation and informed by 65 years of reading history as well as over 2 decades working as an Army “Futurist.”  I believe West Point should focus on creating the cadre of the “military priesthood” of the U.S. Army.  I know such a shift would get mixed results, but 50 years from now Americans would know the Long Gray Line is about winning America’s wars above all else.