In the wake of Equire’s recent profile of the man who killed Osama bin Laden, Verterans Leadership Academy member Jonathan Rue reflects on the challenge of reintegrating veterans into civilian life. Esquire magazine caused quite a stir on Monday when it published an extended interview with the US Navy Seal who shot and killed Osama [...]
Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, previously the top commander in Afghanistan, and Tom Ricks, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, caused a stir by calling for a new military draft. Supporters and critics on both sides immediately rose up, many bolstering or attacking the details of Ricks’ plan. Before arguing about [...]
The top ten national security moments of the past four years. Can you guess #1?
This past college basketball season, fans of the national champion Kentucky Wildcats dialed up their in-state rivalry with the hated Louisville Cardinals – by ignoring them. A “Louisville Doesn’t Exist” campaign was started, which quickly caught on and made its way to Twitter, morphing into the popular hashtag: #LouisvilleDoesntExist. In the context of intense sports [...]
Guidance for Communicators from the Truman Project The President made a tough call that was neither easy or obvious — and got it right. Decisive leadership makes the difference. In 2012, this is what you call running on your record. This is a clear win for the President, for the intelligence community, and American security. The [...]