Monthly Archives: April 2015

Silence to Remember Silence

In Israel today, sirens rang out across the country which brought traffic to a standstill and led to a moment of national silence. The silence is a commemoration of a day of remembrance for the Holocaust, the Shoah, a state-mandated genocide … Continue reading

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Of the Brotherhood and the Taiping

Earlier this year I read Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War by Stephen Platt. The book, which is excellent, is the story of the Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864) which took place in … Continue reading

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The Challenge of American Military Logistics

“Plan properly, or die” -Julian Thompson, The Lifeblood of War  If there is one military truism which is as universal as it is unsexy, it is the fact that the limits of warfare are defined by the logistics that power it. … Continue reading

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