The Best Defense

The Best Defense

The Gates files (I): Forget Rumsfeld's rules, this sec def had his own way to roll

Best Defense is in summer re-runs. This item originally ran on January 13, 2014.

It struck me when reading the memoirs of Robert Gates that he effectively lists a bunch of rules for living and working in Washington that are pretty good, and perhaps more astute than the famous collection of rules compiled by Donald Rumsfeld, a less successful defense secretary. Here is my selection of his instructions, all of them offered in his hot new book:

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Teaching at an Army school, we're not surprised by Sen. Walsh's plagiarism

Dr. Nicholas Murray

And Dr. Gregory S. Hospodor

A recent report in the New York Times that Senator John Walsh plagiarized his master's thesis whilst he was a student within the Professional Military Education (PME) system has shocked the establishment. However, unfortunately, it did not surprise us. Furthermore, that someone was caught came as no surprise to many of our colleagues at CGSC. This begs the question of why.

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A 'War on the Rocks' Xmas reading list

Best Defense is in summer re-runs. This item originally ran on December 18, 2013.

I've been reading the blog "War on the Rocks" with interest, and so am pleased to be able to recommend their year-end reading list. But I still don't understand the blog's name. Does it refer to running aground or drinking whiskey? Or to something else?

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