Interpreters, Intelligence and NATO Missions

Josh Foust has an interesting op-ed in the New York Times on the (mis)management of interpreters and their access to ISAF intelligence. It's a good piece, and worth a read, especially since it touches on a wide range of mission problems. There are a couple of details that are slightly off the mark, though. Foust's … Continue reading Interpreters, Intelligence and NATO Missions

Who’s Running the Show?

David Axe has got an interesting piece up at DR on the incoming Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), US Navy Admiral James Stavridis. Axe makes some interesting points about the relevance of Stavridis' narco-busting experience in South America, but what struck me was how details about his and General Stanley McChrystal's respective roles have gotten garbled.