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Harlan Ullman's latest book is Owls and Eagles—Ending the Flights of Fancy of Hawks, Doves and Neo-Cons. The Naval Institute Press published his previous book, Finishing Business: Ten Steps to Defeat Global Terror, in October.
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In his first message as Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, Vice Admiral Jeffrey Fowler... Read More
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Firing on the Up Roll: Tet Remembered
What an irony! This month marks the 40th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, the turning point of the... Read More
Firing on the Up Roll: When Principle Is Involved
Somewhere in the distant recesses of my mind is a passage from Reef Points, a.k.a. the Plebe's... Read More
Firing on the Up Roll: Iraq Five Years Later
Five years ago this month, the United States and its coalition partners launched Operation Iraqi... Read More
Firing on the Up Roll: Transform or Bust!
Pick your metaphor-perfect storm, train wreck, or death spiral. Each reflects conditions our armed... Read More
Firing on the Up Roll: No Good Deed
It is said that no good deed goes unpunished. During President George W. Bush's first term and... Read More
Firing on the Up Roll: Winning Battles, Losing Wars
With few exceptions, the U.S. military, certainly since the Korean War, has had an unprecedented... Read More