LEADERSHIP IS NOT A BUZZWORD

The Army has allowed the word leadership to become a buzzword, devoid of real meaning. It is used indiscriminately and applies to what is essentially management or command. That’s what Thomas Williams says and he’s concerned that this misuse of the word has produced failures such as the recent events at Fort Hood. Williams makes the case that it is past time to revise our thinking and to teach leadership as something distinct from management or command.

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

The U.S. Army’s experience over the last 18 years shows a vigorous demand from the Joint Force for deployable Army operational headquarters.   A crisis in the Indo-Pacific triggers a non-combatant evacuation, led by the United States Army Pacific (USARPAC). Its commander orders the skeleton, or ‘cadre,’ headquarters (HQ) of its 24th Infantry Division in […]

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PEACEKEEPING AND INCREASED SEX TRAFFICKING

There have been reports alleging that peacekeepers have abused the very people they are supposed to protect An Amnesty International report found that in 1999, peacekeepers in the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) paid for sex with trafficked individuals and in some cases were directly involved in trafficking. This was not an isolated situation. […]