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Writing on foreign & defense policy, currently a book on the future of insurgency. Realist, moderate, constitutionalist, iconoclast. Tweets my personal opinion.

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Patton's take. https://t.co/7Y9UWyeqQ3 @Bobzilla1001 @ddale8 Yeah, we can't all be as smart and accomplished as you. @Bobzilla1001 @ddale8 Wow! Is that so? If only we considered what people wanted more important than states! (In re… https://t.co/DE1Ij4eQ68Should I be concerned that every time I cough the security camera by the front door sends me a "barking dog detected" alert? @EmmaMAshford @charlie_simpson It's so I can use virtual backgrounds without being fuzzy around the edges. Or, more… https://t.co/vJMbpFHwZOHow many of the "lot" are democracies? I'm thinking one. https://t.co/vQ7cVRlIko @charlie_simpson I've been assimilated. https://t.co/OorcaShlOz @Bobzilla1001 @ddale8 That must be it--you're so much smarter than me with a much better grasp of how politics works. @Bobzilla1001 @ddale8 The upcoming election will probably be 7 out of 8 that the GOP candidate received fewer votes… https://t.co/j8MoNFxDxc @Bobzilla1001 @ddale8 Well, Clinton received more votes than any presidential candidate in US history. But to my bi… https://t.co/FT9BhLy7GN @loni_bill @ddale8 LOL! So let's take his bungling of the greatest crisis of his administration off the table when… https://t.co/pwR2WTeWqi @loni_bill @ddale8 We'll agree to disagree. I think the President's constant juvenilism is both embarrassing to the… https://t.co/W3ykRbJYF8 @NoahShachtman Same thing with the demonstrations and riots. Campaign ads are strangely based on: "See all these ri… https://t.co/1J6C7nvxU9 @atrupar @DefenseBaron You go to election with the pap you have. @loni_bill @ddale8 I expect higher standards of maturity and character from presidents. If you don't, we'll agree to disagree. @ErrantStrategry That was my comment to her when she made that statement. Perhaps the GOP should promote policies t… https://t.co/jjrhT57f1C @Mep07056530 @ddale8 https://t.co/1QU3nEXhNo @jimkleiber @abbydphillip Yeah, it was in their platform.The US intelligence community would like a word. Plus, China, Iran, and Russia are all in a stronger position now t… https://t.co/gvYu2CW6hU @jeremyj_jackson @ddale8 I don't really care. I hold presidents to higher maturity and character standards than oth… https://t.co/VeJmCwX6Hu @loni_bill @ddale8 https://t.co/lfMzImzvaT @ReggieR77165737 @ddale8 https://t.co/H0t13BmIu5 @ReggieR77165737 @ddale8 So everyone who disagrees with you is a "moron" who can't see clearly? @reecetom @ddale8 I find the "dementia" argument peculiar on the part of a campaign whose candidate struggles to pu… https://t.co/mzPVKGeQ3qTom Ridge, the department’s first secretary: “The president has perverted the mission of DHS.”… https://t.co/PQuaZYWvVp
Retweeted by Steve MetzThe Founding Fathers didn't think they needed to specify mental balance as a requirement for high elected office. Their bad. @realDonaldTrump @CNN @foxandfriends More juvenilism is just what it will take to turn this campaign around.serving president wrote this https://t.co/xU7UDj3dHt
Retweeted by Steve Metz @abbydphillip This was a wise goal in the GOP's 2016 platform. @abbydphillip https://t.co/J7oXDB6qWe @CherylRofer Only powerful ones.“The [QAnon] internet conspiracy theory’s spread shows that the Trump-era GOP has weakened antibodies against kooke… https://t.co/ihzUDJ7MMA
Retweeted by Steve Metz @ddale8 I wonder what "suburban housewives" think about his issues with powerful women.I can't even keep the plants alive in my Zoom virtual backgrounds.So far this morning, Trump has called - Kamala Harris "a mad woman," "angry" and "condescending" - Mika Brzezinski… https://t.co/wvIB0FU8NO
Retweeted by Steve MetzWhat are the chances he actually knows what it is? https://t.co/zI8uLIohKZI would love to see current and future presidential candidates commit to minimizing using diplomatic posts for dono… https://t.co/UVrbqFmJ5SI'm old enough to remember when administrations took government ethics requirements like the Hatch Act seriously. https://t.co/UA1aEm95hVhttps://t.co/cMsmbFow2gWanted to re-up this essay on the future of strategic leadership. https://t.co/UdTej2TruzOne of the great malignancies of our time is an inability of many people to distinguish entertainment from public s… https://t.co/7LSMCmYwrs @ErrantStrategry @CavRTK That's often (and erroneously) attributed to Mark Twain. @GregJaffe I love @CoachLouHoltz88 for turning the University of South Carolina program around but there comes a ti… https://t.co/zPqT6bLhPd @Russ_Burgos ios on my iPad too. Something is afoot.“There are a lot of people that think this is fake..." Idiots https://t.co/Bsmp0jIoduJust a presidential campaign standing up for delusional whackadoodlism. https://t.co/NPfscawuXv @MattWolking By 2035. How's that "bringing coal back" coming along?Because everyone in "new jersey" identifies themselves as "Dr. Engr." and addresses their business correspondents a… https://t.co/tAoZFj4dGmThere may be something strange going on it cyberworld. Both my Android phone and my Mac installed system updates this morning. @atrupar Because they're both political pornographers who will say anything to get attention. @david_darmofal She needs a flag lapel pin. @JohnBuc08179594 @luke_j_obrien <---- well known mellow harsher @RonJohnsonWI is Putin's most useful idiot. https://t.co/KhHtL9jj4VPost pandemic economic opportunity: clip on ties and expandable waist dress pants.In radical move, Joe Biden has chosen not to use the spotlight to rant about toilets and showers
Retweeted by Steve Metz @TomLasseter @Dam_in_Sin https://t.co/b1TSCscijs @TomLasseter @Dam_in_Sin Hard to find good chicken rice or chili crab in NOVA. https://t.co/HOF4l49XhNPeople ask of the Russians are behind QAnon. It hurts to say but it’s too stupid for the Russians. They aren’t that… https://t.co/CZlgOvm6RL
Retweeted by Steve Metz @jhdgeiger @DavidLarter Along with https://t.co/GplqZxErBc @cullenhendrix I don't know if can still tie one. Haven't worn one since early March. @JohnBuc08179594 @luke_j_obrien That's sort of a Shaara myth. Stuart--may he burn in hell for fighting to sustain e… https://t.co/xmufuijpDb @DavidLarter WW II weekend, Allentown PA https://t.co/xlVnv5BLIP @dandrezner That would be an upgrade. @samwashdc I'm surprised Waffle Man was never a Marvel superhero. @DavidLarter Well the P51 didn't make it to the Pacific until 1945. It was designed to go deep into Germany. Suppos… https://t.co/l2Bp4RfKwI
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Everyone knows that if you repeat delusional nonsense enough times, it magically becomes true. https://t.co/Sjzip1KaJp @Chris_Levesque_ I got into an argument at the Air War College in the early 90s because the policy was no more than… https://t.co/J4htBx3SuPThe solution is not abolishing DHS altogether, but developing more effective congressional oversight, including thr… https://t.co/6xvHUdZHJd
Retweeted by Steve Metz @Ibishblog @DBDesRoches @MiddleEastInst @ACMideast @CH_MENAP @WarInstitute @DailyStarLeb I always wanted to have tw… https://t.co/D1bUZVqWWGTransitioning from the "dumb" party to the delusional, whackadoodle party. https://t.co/HqcjDQXdxG @notabattlechick Writing a weekly column for seven years was good for discipline. It was only 900 words but I norma… https://t.co/EaBEygFk7D @notabattlechick When I did my dissertation I averaged 30 pages a day. Now three paragraphs is a good day. @JohnsonFreese @naunihalpublic I haven't even tried using slides yet. @JohnsonFreese @naunihalpublic Doing breakout groups was like a Benny Hill skit. I only have a ten minute commute b… https://t.co/PeuONUKDhShttps://t.co/60OGUGcpLM @DrJdaC https://t.co/wWhyOn61zA @NatSecElitist https://t.co/mGI6hg4BdD @NatSecElitist Ever tried thunder shirts? @ACClarkNJ @CherylRofer And to follow up on my point about the culture of Sturgis, here's a blog entry on American… https://t.co/0MpGS1GenY @ACClarkNJ @CherylRofer I wasn't saying that but was suggesting that a refusal to wear a mask and misogyny are not… https://t.co/5s71WIjlEL @ACClarkNJ @CherylRofer There are a lot of women at Sturgis. But the whole Harley ethos--which dominates Sturgis--i… https://t.co/Ll3MdSwrbxWhat a whackadoodle https://t.co/WTylQeQAtz @misscherryjones You are wearing a pearl choker aren't you? @MK_Milligan Lack of Photoshop skills. @profmusgrave That's the housing equivalent of "organic."After doing about five "reject with extreme prejudice" manuscript evaluations in a row, I'm reviewing a very good o… https://t.co/Ksg7wmaSip @MichaelCBender @WSJ It will be right after he signs the comprehensive health care plan and ends the economic crisis. @JonathanLanday As well as misogyny, assuming that women are simpletons. @DanielLarison https://t.co/qixXVOTlgS @DanielLarison I've always defined "strategy" as a way of thinking and problem solving rather than an actual plan.… https://t.co/lpgVe17mPn @Cubbies108 @Infantry0300 @mimislo @thepacketrat It's like eating nothing but candy. @mimislo @thepacketrat It's sort of strange that the Trump campaign and the PACs that support him are emphasizing t… https://t.co/FkUSYfIs6kAbolish DHS? Reform the Department of Homeland Security Instead https://t.co/UGzonNiZNc @thepacketrat Where I work you can specify that a certain amount be withheld above the normal. I'll just do that if… https://t.co/YkLYba54nbMeanwhile the United States is convulsed with pandemic, economic, and racial justice crises. https://t.co/EtCr9ASuZ5Sad https://t.co/7Lrjo3g5UY @CherylRofer That's a juvenile perspective. I suspect most adult men don't share it. @Russ_Burgos If it happened I'm sure that's the way that it would.Serious news from northern Mozambique. Reports suggest Isis-affiliated rebels have just captured key port - Mocimbo… https://t.co/PteyDhZJT3
Retweeted by Steve Metz @johngansjr I'm wondering if John and Paul didn't write that piece simply to illustrate that the boundaries of the… https://t.co/AoUCdz2xpv
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