16 June 2017 College isn’t worth it, until it is. This simple phrase can be used to sum up most of recent alumni’s experiences as they tread water to gain entrance into the work force, laden with the heavy burden … Continue reading The Relative Value of Education
BLUF: Cheap/shady companies who try to awe the public with “better than milspec” rifles but don’t even stake their castle nuts haven’t even met the “milspec” threshold to begin with, and thus are lying to the consumer. “Crappy” basic Colts/BCMs from … Continue reading Misconceptions about “Milspec”
19 December 2018 United States interests in the African continent, and more specifically military interests have historically been either minimal or nonexistent. With the 9/11 terror attacks this stance changed quite radically, eventually seeing the creation of a complete military … Continue reading United States Military Institutions on the African Continent: A Positive Force or a Catalyst for Conflict?
Caveat up front- This is not a particularly good paper. Due to limitations which were part of the prompt, I was not able to utilize as many sources as I would have liked, and therefore many of the assertions I … Continue reading The Louisiana Maneuvers: Propelling the United States Towards Victory, but at What Cost?
10 April 2018 When assessing the current needs of the United States Armed Forces, military leaders must always be willing and able to criticize their own organizations. By making constant improvements, and cutting out the proverbial dead weight, … Continue reading Retaining the Paratroopers: Why it Matters
April 27th, 2018 Order of Battle US Forces Able Company 2/503IN 173rd ABCT (ABN) 50 personnel w/ 12 vehicles, standard infantry small arms w/ two dismounted 60mm mortar systems Destined Company 2/503IN 173rd … Continue reading Operation Rock Erebus and the Principles of Contemporary Warfare
7 March 2018 The Evolution of Warfare and the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny Now known as the largest of its kind, the 1857 Mutiny of sepoy troops against East India Company and British rule was a large, devastating, and multifaceted … Continue reading The Evolution of Warfare and the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny
26 June 2017 Guns: The Problem, or the Solution? Guns kill people. That statement is an irrefutable fact. Every year, hundreds of people in the United States, and thousands of individuals across the globe are killed or injured by … Continue reading Guns: The Problem, or the Solution?
28 April 2017 Frexit: An Inevitable Outcome? Coverage of the French presidential election has recently been plastered across international media. With the rise of populist and nationalistic candidates worldwide, and an increase in EU skepticism, it’s not shocking … Continue reading Frexit: An Inevitable Outcome?
7 December 2017 China’s “New Era”: Regional Dominance or Global Contender? In the coming years will China seek to create and hold regional dominance, or will it instead move towards becoming a global power in the same vein as the … Continue reading China’s “New Era”: Regional Dominance or Global Contender?