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Jedi Knight, Senior Fellow at Modern @WarInstitute, Co-Founder/Board Member of @MilWritersGuild, Co-Founder of @DivergentOption. All-around nice guy.

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@infosec_james The verdict is in... It's #FloridaMan https://t.co/loDW4ZPV7A @willkepley I'd be surprised if we weren't doing those still. Better than a visit to the proctologist.Wow. Part of me thought Jim Lehrer would live forever. https://t.co/tI597LNmKrThe Saudi connection. The gift that just keeps on giving. https://t.co/r0l45LrIzR @GraysonBurnette @thinkdefence https://t.co/Pp9EFlGUuoSpeaking "interagency." #DailyDM https://t.co/7YOWEGbSy6 @76Keeper Boaty McBoatface https://t.co/9tbvAybB2k @jameskgreer77 I learned a lot from that event, too. Like, find one person to coordinate everything and write a sin… https://t.co/asuCWIvGkW @katyjohnson30 I have yet to find a situation where I can use the phrase, "ball spin matters."Looking back on transition. You just don't know what you don't know until you see it for yourself. https://t.co/6FT5SPDcpYThat’s a lot of Lego. https://t.co/lMPWlIft3l @jameskgreer77 @us_sams So much to draw from here. When I went through @us_sams, everyone generally understood the… https://t.co/R5aScckQINThat is not the look of a man concerned at all with succession planning. https://t.co/KJIhQPiRHONobody is untouchable. Just ask Epstein. Oh, yeah... nevermind. https://t.co/6JPLFQqAX3Doctrine is like a playbook in football. Get it right, study it, and everybody knows what's happening when you call… https://t.co/aQFuxJpX7L"Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering." https://t.co/aVgSY3lJt8EOD skills always seem to come in handy. https://t.co/kuIif9PSgyA random moment in the heat of battle is not when you want to find out that ABMS can't scale to the level necessary… https://t.co/bhKUPacZsGI don't see a problem with this. https://t.co/nnDI7VguJVYou learn something new every day. In this case, why you see some of things you do in discussion threads. https://t.co/fWg2Gt6JBvReturn to REFORGER. It might not be REFORGER, but the idea is there — stress your ability to project power. https://t.co/HcjcZVYKzHYou’d be amazed how many otherwise great events crash and burn simply because no one remembers to lock down a venue. https://t.co/KYKHVj4KhoKeepin’ it real at Natick. https://t.co/DhAbuEy9uW
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I was just about to make a joke about this when it occurred to me that this could be due to any number of “change”… https://t.co/q4AZ2DZr8M @SgtStens I'm still upset that when I say we should add "Lederhosen Friday" to the calendar, no one takes me seriously. @Zarelepotec For an ex, you should always buy one of the Chinese knock-off sets that either has (1) missing pieces,… https://t.co/AjxAILDEZJAnd by "personality conflicts" they mean the typical staff knife fights that occur daily in the headquarters. https://t.co/8IPcaYytjdA million years from now, alien archaeologists will be wondering what ever happened to the mysterious species of hu… https://t.co/SF4fWhUeSUThere's just something about that screaming eagle. https://t.co/STZbhQxr3j @StanWiechnik If you could get that for the same price, it would be one hell of a deal. @ShaneMorgan_WF6 I use it whenever someone asks about how to improve their "X." It's like anything else. Put in the… https://t.co/6Uy3sQnr1d @peterwsinger And by "kids day" you mean last weekend when I built two sets while binging reruns of Dexter. I'd a… https://t.co/BXYaG9SWrU @dohertytjp @Pruit_Igoe Well, no. I did surf Twitter last night, tho. That's probably bad enough. @Pruit_Igoe @dohertytjp https://t.co/IbhjyiRHRoIt happened. #DailyDM https://t.co/p0mVFRKTXxWhen you do a double-take to make sure you're not posting a story from last year. https://t.co/FGanRTQcOT"One of the primary goals of Streetfighter is to identify capability gaps between ourselves and potential enemies a… https://t.co/ZRrGdjfBDcInstalling a revolving door to the NSC is probably as bad as leaving an incompetent National Security Advisor in pl… https://t.co/1UmdqsMbgxReadiness is like throwing a football or barbecuing a perfect steak. You get there by mastering the fundamentals an… https://t.co/wmL55Q0KWEIf I hang this from the ceiling, I'll never hear the end of it. https://t.co/0vhgogaNq6"What makes you think she's a witch?" A final farewell to a member of the Flying Circus. https://t.co/vml998whbzHere's the thing. Putin is a master propagandist. He doesn't have to be right. He just has to make people question… https://t.co/C19fQW0MUJI'm not sure I'd call a guy with a kill list an "asset... to our society." Probably why I'll never be an effective… https://t.co/X34TsUlqZh$81 million will make a true believer out of anyone. https://t.co/yjwCqtuHsb... but you have to have a culture that allows for failure so people can learn from it. https://t.co/lGpM3SNhmxTransition doesn't stop at six months or a year. And the longer you're away from the flagpole, the more you learn. https://t.co/6FT5SPDcpYSo, about the next Star Wars spinoff series... https://t.co/Ejg4yrSFWo
1/22
2020
Why We Write. Get a copy. Start writing. https://t.co/ku4FgaUjqAThis is my shocked face. https://t.co/9gvEaloZehOne last "Climb to Glory" before the sun sets on the 'Stan? https://t.co/9REDOu7A8oFive years ago, I took off my boots for the last time. I thought I was prepared for the outside world, but most of… https://t.co/FbkqUbrHDPIf you’ve ever dropped a heater at the korengal outpost, this is what it’s like... https://t.co/6qsFrxUDvL
Retweeted by Doctrine Man"As the military leadership and returning veterans learned after the Vietnam War, public respect for the military w… https://t.co/kUeVJCPfZZEverybody knows those Nazis on the moon aren't going to fight themselves. https://t.co/YXn0Etuxtw"Every online debate includes one person who has “the inside scoop” from an inside source: Uncle Jim’s second cousi… https://t.co/pf1r3VZunf @EponymousBreeze One of the most "entertaining" things to experience these days is to have someone message you and… https://t.co/plOQC8CFBO @Source_Persil Yeah. I wish I had posted the same thing in my TOC. @Jafari79 Weird. @GPatrick We do this with our own dogs. It's always fun. @intyhitm They exist largely because our talent pools aren't as open/inclusive as they should be.What to expect when you don't expect your boss to be fired. https://t.co/ZfVQxqFdek @Clark_IO @FTGNotebook This was a truly solid piece of writing. @trempy I was thinking about this last week. A story on BCAP highlighted someone running a sub-12-minute two miles.… https://t.co/iLnZb39dvh @jessewalkersr The values discussions never end, and they're not at all limited to a military context. It goes to t… https://t.co/4CHvQmHboB @Joel44537047 @JeepHokie23 My experience doesn't bear that out, either. Having a senior general or politician make… https://t.co/seAlhCLod2At at time when we're saying our final farewells to most of the veterans of his time, He's just now getting around… https://t.co/BzVFETxJNK"Optimism also makes the not so easy days a little less harsh, and over time, you will find yourself and your team… https://t.co/bGzl5KpR23"The US military has a history of trying to impose its power on cities—in Saigon, Panama City, Mogadishu, Kabul, an… https://t.co/hwuQ9LUys1If narcissism runs counter to our professional values, why do we seem to have so many narcissists? https://t.co/emAdhYGkbALet's not mince wars. It's over when the Taliban say it's over. They're only negotiating a date for us to leave. https://t.co/9FphZE71b1"Which is more important, character or competence?" Maybe it's not an either-or conversation. https://t.co/b1XggpGnWQ
1/21
2020
@andykravetz @PatchBrettell https://t.co/ggfhQxhEdg @Source_Persil https://t.co/HIA4FcvfkjThere's a checklist for everything. #DailyDM https://t.co/WEtPF0jnJf @DoctorNoFI Here it comes... @james_micciche It was a great read!Clearly, the person writing this piece never had anyone try to ford the Euphrates with a HMMWV. Or someone ask for… https://t.co/0z5836INOE @wh_dunbar That doesn't mean he's wrong, but context matters, too. @wh_dunbar Well, that would require actual work, possibly leaving the supply room, or seeing the sun. All of which are generally avoided. @Jafari79 ? It opens just fine... @jessewalkersr It took me about six months of checking out laptops from the G-6 to give up and just buy one. Every… https://t.co/4WAMAyRbMO @markmcclellan https://t.co/HJJn4PmNch @DuffySends That, too. @katyjohnson30 You can be the WOAT, but at least you got on the show. That's not easy. And it's probably ironic tha… https://t.co/VVr8BCSQHD @katyjohnson30 "even with just their hooves." That is the best thing I've seen on Twitter today. @KPK312 Well, yeah.Talent management works best when the pool is open to the very best of us all, regardless of gender or anything els… https://t.co/CJzXU9Oh55I'm sorry, but seeing a Raiders fan suffering through the Chiefs AFC championship win yesterday is one of the funni… https://t.co/pPzeyr8qtx"... most rational people would rather sit on a rusty cheese grater than be dragged into an irrational debate with… https://t.co/bZnf8SUS72"I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough pl… https://t.co/NPoaF6fknuAnd now, to brighten your morning, I present dogs sleeping. https://t.co/Qtp4KHhDRs"But it is not enough to simply build the Space Force. Unless the Space Force is independent of the Air Force and g… https://t.co/SdP84eXG0ZWhen you really want to read the story but can't help wondering about the guy in the front row who doesn't know lef… https://t.co/RJaYBgddsQThere's a parallel to this in our world. Think of the worst evaluation you ever wrote someone that didn't involve r… https://t.co/Fx1ycpLDxVThe new normal? https://t.co/WTawQXa2udNot a prison in the classic sense of the term. More of a waypoint for attitude correction. https://t.co/Hx2ZUzVsccI think we all treasure those uncensored moments in war. https://t.co/eTRLJEhXHgI'll guarantee you that there are laptops in storage somewhere that still have Windows XP installed. https://t.co/uDIb6uSJ2HThe launch of the future USS Cooperstown. Laser cannons not yet installed, unfortunately. https://t.co/gNu4u10Tn0"GWOT raises questions about the validity of deterring non-state actors through punitive measures, the prospects of… https://t.co/9bW023o1cG
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