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TAXING THE AMERICAN DREAM: HOW COMMUNISM REARS ITS UGLY HEAD IN OUR SOCIETY OF ENTITLEMENT

Growing up in California through my teen years, I was exposed to a society that often encouraged a counter culture. At the time, it coupled nicely with an even more common rebellious teenage attitude. I lived in a world that praised being different, special, valued, and exceptional—all because we were born that way. It was our right to be different.

Integrating Mortars into an Armored Brigade Combat Team: Thoughts From a Mortar Platoon Leader

The use of mortars as an effective enabler to Combined Arms Operations is quickly becoming a lost art. As a Battalion level asset, mortars can be a very effective and responsive enabler to the combined arms battalion. But that requires a change in perception in how we view training, equipping and employing a Combined Arms Battalion Mortar Platoon.

Thoughts From an Outgoing Platoon Leader…

I did my last ruck march as a platoon leader this morning.  It was still dark when I stepped off on a route I’ve come… Continue Reading

Lost City of Z, Steve Jobs, and What It Means to be a Visionary…

The thoughts conveyed in this article are the writer’s alone, and the following content does not reflect the official views or policies of the Department… Continue Reading

The Saber in the Post-Afghanistan World: An Infantryman's Take on Cavalry RSTAs

The thoughts conveyed in this article are the writer’s alone, and the following content does not reflect the official views or policies of the Department… Continue Reading

Yes. Ft. Hood Happened Again.

The thoughts conveyed in this article are the writer’s alone, and the following content does not reflect the official views or policies of the Department… Continue Reading

10 Steps to Financial Freedom…

        I want to spend some time talking about money.  If you are like me, you’ve probably realized that if you want… Continue Reading

Shut Up And Color: An Anecdote on Resiliency in Today’s Army

The thoughts conveyed in this article are the writer’s alone, and the following content does not reflect the official views or policies of the Department… Continue Reading

Why I Don’t Want YOU to be a West Point Graduate…

By 1LT John Haynes, USMA Class of 2011 Photo by: Mike Laeding of Sulphur Springs Photography The following is an article written by my classmate,… Continue Reading