By Jason Criss Howk 16 February 2019 Dispatches from Pinehurst now offers #shortBookReviews for you. These reviews will be concise and hopefully useful…no author critiquing, no opining on the shortcomings of the book, no literature reviews of similar books on the topic. These reviews serve a simple purpose: to tell you what is in the… Read More #shortBookReviews The Hawk and The Dove, Thompson
By Jason Criss Howk 10 February 2019 Note: primary sources for this assessment of the ANDSF are the Dec 2018 DOD report Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan, recent SIGAR reports, and discussions and surveys with members of the ANDSF. Before giving this briefing at the CENTCOM Afghanistan Conflict Analysis Conference, I was able to… Read More Assessing the ANDSF: The Intangibles
7 February 2019 By Jason Criss Howk You have to read Afghan press to get the truth these days… I trust the insights of Generals Votel and Miller on Afghanistan war progress. They are two of the best officers our nation has ever produced and I have worked beside most of the generals you have… Read More Finish Afghanistan Wisely
The 2019 strategy is out now
Jason Criss Howk 12 Jan 2019 As we prepare for the next season of Game of Thrones we are reviewing the 7th season. Spoilers ahead… As we watched the story unfold we were struck by the similarities of warfare, policy making, and intelligence operations to today. This season centers partly around a young advisor/scholar/scientist from… Read More Can Your Intel Team Find the Dragon Glass?
Jason Criss Howk 28 December 2018 Book lovers and readers can start their new book wish list today. We’ve all started looking to 2019 and our resolution to read more…and you know what book hints were ignored when you unwrapped gifts this season. Just this print this out for your gift giving friends and family… Read More 12 Impactful Books You May Have Missed
By Jason Criss Howk 1 December 2018 One of our most qualified and capable presidents has joined in his wife and daughter in heaven. The final president we were gifted from the greatest generation is gone, but his mark remains on this human project and upon me and so many others who were lucky enough… Read More Saluting my First Commander in Chief