March 2012 Archive

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Foreign Policy - This Week at War: Rules of the Game New York Times - At War Blog: Robert Bales and the Case for a Measured Approach to Alcohol in Combat Vice - Paintballing with Hezbollah DoD Buzz - Navy: The cruisers must go, the others may stay. Danger Room - After Massacre, Army Tried to Delete...

In Loco Parentis or Bureaucratic Cowardice

"I was hard on you when you was growin' up. I did things that made you hate me. Now you can see why." Much digital ink has been spilled of late over the Secretary of the Navy' s announcement that he would soon be requiring breathalyzers for Sailors and Marines reporting for duty . There is no...

Saved Rounds 120312

This will be the first of a (hopefully) weekly roundup of interesting and important links from around the web. The Diplomat - The Strategic Corporal's Evil Twin The Diplomat - Taliban Suspends Talks The Washington Post - Widow of Marine who committed suicide to receive life insurance claim...

Softer Side

The Marine Corps’ new recruiting campaign, framing the Marine Corps as the Nation’s “911 force,” is just getting going. I’ve seen mixed reactions from Marines, with some pointing to it as a sign that the Marine Corps is going soft. In reality though, nothing new is depicted in the recruiting...

PFT and CFT Scores Not Only For Promotion

PFT and CFT scores are an indicator of a Marines physical fitness. These scores can show where a Marine needs improvement such as in upper body strength (low pull ups or ammo can presses) or aerobic endurance (slow 3 mile run). After collecting these scores unit leaders can design physical training...