Category: Politics

Legitimacy: Government Shutdown

Why do government workers stay on the job? In 2017 I was looking at the direction that the new senior leaders were leaning in DHS Intelligence and Analysis. I was feeling conned because I had a departure path in early…

Veterans Day

I served in the Army National Guard and then transferred into the Marines. I have lectured at almost all the US military accademies. I have lectured at all of the US war colleges, and most of the staff colleges. I…

Strat pack fall down go boom

I’ve been watching the response to Adam Elkus recitation of issues of blogging on grand strategy. I have been following the writing of Adam since he was at Occidental College. I have been following many writers as they start out…

Where will the NSA be in 5 to 10 years?

I’ve been thinking about how the structure of the intelligence community and specifically technical collection activities are understood. The departure of General Alexander and the current budget fights are policy fulcrum points that can be used for change. I have…