Category Archives: Gloves Are Off

Let’s Talk About Gun Control

After San Bernardino, many are talking about our gun laws. And they should be. We had a major incident, and whenever that happens — be it guns or otherwise — we should be looking at our policy and seeing if it’s still effective. For the record, I don’t believe in “gun control” per se. This […]

Ideaology vs Character

As we enter into the home stretch of the election cycle, a few things are really starting to leap out at me. One such is our increasing willingness to look more at WHAT a candidate stands for than at WHO that candidate is. If anything about politics in the current era — or any era, […]

Ender’s Game and the Modern Battle Space

Many of you probably don’t know this, but the modern US Military is in a continuous battle between the forces of the “Attritionists” and the “Maneuverists” and the heart of that battle is the very well known SF book “Ender’s Game,” by Orson Scott Card. Ender’s Game, a novel centered around training the perfect general, […]

The Gloves Are Off

This morning, I read ALNAV 044/11, the Navy’s Active Duty Commander Promotion Board results.  Unfortunately, my name was not on it. Yes, that means I wasn’t promoted.  Even more disturbing, this was my third time not selecting.  But don’t worry, it’s even worse than it sounds. As an O-4, I am considered “tenured” in the […]