Mr. Spinney, a former Air Force officer, has worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense since 1977. He wrote "Genghis John," a tribute to John Boyd, published in Proceedings July 1997, pp. 42-47.

Articles by Franklin C. Spinney

Learning the Lesson We Want to Learn?

By Franklin C. Spinney
September 1999
The lessons learned in Kosovo will take a long time to digest, but one already is becoming clear: the miscalculations at the war's beginning prove that the unholy marriage between ...

Driving Bill and Madeleine Bananas

By Franklin C. Spinney
May 1999
The grand strategic stakes began spiraling wildly upward in the Balkans late in March. The Serb offensive in Kosovo that threatened to destabilize Albania, Macedonia, and Montenegro opened a rift ...