Condemnations of The New York Times antisemitic cartoon

Jerusalem Post Diaspora: FLOOD OF CONDEMNATIONS OF NEW YORK TIMES FOR ANTISEMITIC CARTOON Hat tip: Julie Lenarz, “If an openly anti-Semitic cartoon makes it into the international edition of @nytimes, you know how far Jew-hate has creeped back into the mainstream. This cartoon was handpicked, signed off, published. Not an honest mistake.” Congressmen join former … Continue reading Condemnations of The New York Times antisemitic cartoon

Kevin Earl Dayhoff to run for Westminster City Council

Kevin Earl Dayhoff to run for Westminster City Council April 7, 2019 by Kevin Dayhoff Kevin Dayhoff filed Tuesday, April 2, 2019, for the upcoming May 14th Westminster City Council election Kevin Dayhoff: From Westminster for Westminster creating a sense of place Kevin Dayhoff filed Tuesday, April 2, 2019, for the upcoming May 14th Westminster … Continue reading Kevin Earl Dayhoff to run for Westminster City Council

Westminster Fire Department Volunteer Recruitment Open House

Open House at Westminster Fire Company Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 12 pm – 5 pm. 28 John Street, Westminster, MD 21158. Courtesy Westminster Fire Co. - Open House at Westminster Fire Company Sunday, April 14th, 2019 from 12 pm – 5 pm. 28 John Street, Westminster, MD 21158 By Westminster Fire Company PIO and … Continue reading Westminster Fire Department Volunteer Recruitment Open House

New plugin allows the far-right to ‘graffiti’ any website — Columbia Journalism Review

In late February, Captain Marvel was inundated with low ratings on the review-aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes. The movie, which had not yet been released, saw its “want to see score” fall to 28 percent. The reviews were mostly by people criticizing the fact that Marvel’s new superhero is a woman—a “review bomb” that started when…New plugin … Continue reading New plugin allows the far-right to ‘graffiti’ any website — Columbia Journalism Review

Westminster celebrates the 38th running of the Main Street Mile

Westminster celebrates the 38th running of the Main Street Mile The Westminster Road Runners Club is a non-profit organization, based in Carroll County, Maryland. The goal of the club, according to information obtained from its website, https://sites.google.com/site/wrrclub/, is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle through running. Courtesy Westminster Road Runners Club April 10, was … Continue reading Westminster celebrates the 38th running of the Main Street Mile

Gamber and Westminster hold a recruitment open house

April 7, 2019 by Westminster Fire Company PIO and Chaplain Kevin Dayhoff Two Carroll County Fire stations hold a retention and recruitment open house in April Gamber and Community Open House will hold an open house today, Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 3838 Niner Rd, Finksburg, Maryland 21048. And Westminster will hold an open house … Continue reading Gamber and Westminster hold a recruitment open house

Westminster Fire Company annual Big Money Raffle slated for May 23, 2019

Westminster Fire Company annual Big Money Raffle slated for May 23, 2019 Big Money Raffle Chances are now available for the raffle with the drawing on May 23, 2019. Big Money Raffle Chances are now available for the raffle with the drawing on May 23, 2019. By Westminster Fire Company PIO and Chaplain Kevin Dayhoff, … Continue reading Westminster Fire Company annual Big Money Raffle slated for May 23, 2019

Military Lessons Learned from the Battle of Wakanda

“The Battle of Wakanda in Avengers: Infinity War is a master class in how not to use an infantry battalion. However, from his failure, we can extract some fundamental lessons: …”

The Angry Staff Officer

By Matthew Ader

The world is blessed that Steve Rogers never made it past captain. The Battle of Wakanda in Avengers: Infinity War is a master class in how not to use an infantry battalion. However, from his failure, we can extract some fundamental lessons:

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To set the stage – Captain Rogers and his host nation ally Black
Panther positioned a Wakandan infantry battalion in close order on the plains
outside Benin Zana, the capital city of Wakanda. While they were transported to
the battlefield by vehicle, these craft were sent away. This dramatically cut
down on the tactical mobility of the overall force and forced an engagement at
that location. Given the enemy had superior numbers, this complete disregard of
manoeuvre was a critical mistake.

It is true that the transport craft were unarmoured and open-topped. If fighting an adversary with strong anti-armour or indirect fire capabilities…

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Training for Defeat

An excellent study: “We’re far more comfortable talking about potential victory than we are discussing the possibility and – let’s be honest – very strong likelihood of loss. And even when we are discussing loss, we spend more time talking about mitigating risks than we do how to react should the adverse occur. This means that we have a generation of young leaders who learn about loss only when it actually happens. This is decisively the opposite of how we treat everything else in the Army as regards training. We don’t send soldiers into battle without ever having fired their weapon; why should we send commanders to war without at least having some training on how to deal with loss and defeat?…”

The Angry Staff Officer

In the U.S. Army we have a long tradition of victory – or so we tell ourselves. We proudly carry the campaign streamers from past conflicts on our unit colors and enjoy hearing about the exploits of past heroes. Victory is our expectation. But what if that isn’t what happens? Now, I’m not talking about the nebulous idea of strategic victory in places like Vietnam, Iraq, or Afghanistan; I’m talking about the sharp and nasty feeling of operational and tactical defeat. Retreat. Withdrawal. Being overrun. Loss of soldiers. Loss of entire units. Disaster.

Battle of the BulgeA sight we are not used to: U.S. soldiers surrendering to the Germans after their unit was overrun during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.

We’re far more comfortable talking about potential victory than we are discussing the possibility and – let’s be honest – very strong likelihood of loss. And even when we…

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