Interview with Historical Novelist Mirella Patzer

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Originally posted on Charles Ray's Ramblings:
I’m privileged to feature an interview with Mirella Patzer, a Canadian author who specializes in historical romance fiction. She writes sweeping historical, with a touch of…

The Role of the SME: Making Military Exercises Relevant and Realistic

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Originally posted on Complex Security:
After 20 years in the U.S. Army and 30 in the U.S. Foreign Service – including two tours of duty as a U.S. ambassador – I’ve been involved in…

Doctorate in Dumbass

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Originally posted on Chief Writing Wolf:
Alleged proof that humans and dinosaurs lived and played together. As if the state of Texas hasn’t embarrassed itself enough by keeping Rick Perry in the governor’s…

U.S. Launched Operation to Rescue ISIS Hostages, Pentagon Says

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Originally posted on TIME:
Updated Aug. 20, 9 p.m. ET The United States launched a rescue operation this summer to free American hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State of Iraq and…

U.S. Foreign Policy After Afghanistan – Déjà Vu All Over Again

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U.S. Foreign Policy After Afghanistan – Déjà Vu All Over Again. via U.S. Foreign Policy After Afghanistan – Déjà Vu All Over Again.

State Dept’s Albright Archive – Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, August 7, 1998

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State Dept’s Albright Archive – Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, August 7, 1998. via State Dept’s Albright Archive – Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, August 7, 1998.

Will Cyberspace be the Next Battleground?

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Originally posted on Complex Security:
When a grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania indicted six Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) officers on May 19, 2014 on 31 counts of hacking and…

New Embassy Construction Hearing: Witnesses Not Invited, and What About the Blast-Proof Glass?

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Originally posted on Diplopundit:
— Domani Spero ? Last week, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on Examining New Embassy Construction: Are New Administration Policies Putting Americans Overseas in Danger? The congressional…

Securing Americans Abroad – Taking the Long View

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Originally posted on Complex Security:
Exploring how security of diplomatic facilities became a top priority for the U.S. and the effects of military involvement  After the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, that resulted…

The Demise of the Content Mills

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Originally posted on Charles Ray's Ramblings:
 One by one they’re biting the dust – fading into obscurity – riding into the sunset. I’m talking about the content mills – those internet sites…