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Force Mismanagement: AFPC Botches Retirements, Airmen Caught in Crossfire

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Force Mismanagement: AFPC Botches Retirements, Airmen Caught in Crossfire
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Precision, communication, and morality are at the heart of any effective organization.  In abandoning these principles, the Air Force risks completing a drawdown that leaves it not only smaller, but less capable of defending the country.

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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God: Air Force Struggles to Address ICBM Scandal - John Q. Public

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Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God: Air Force Struggles to Address ICBM Scandal
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Today, some missileers have taken to calling themselves as “sinners in the hands of the angry God.”  Such a drastic decline in morale, pride, and culture cannot be placed at the doorstep of one commander, or even one cohort of commanders.  It is a result of systemic neglect, and must be reversed with systemic corrections.

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Mustache March: Welsh Uses Olds' Legacy to Shake Up Air Force - John Q. Public

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Mustache March: Welsh Uses Olds' Legacy to Shake Up Air Force
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March is a great time for the Air Force to re-connect with a no-nonsense heritage. A heritage sounding in tones of personal courage, leadership by example, and a commitment to technical proficiency. 

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Air Force Denial from the Top: Communication or Propaganda? - John Q. Public

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Air Force Denial from the Top: Communication or Propaganda?
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Late last year, as rampant test fraud unfolded within the Air Force ICBM community, the service sent its chief press agent to refute media assertions of problems in the nuclear crew force.

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How Should We Think About War? - John Q. Public

How Should We Think About War? - John Q. Public | Defense Reform | Scoop.it
“Only the dead have seen the end of war.” - George Santayana When should we go to war?  How should we decide?  How should we authorize, resource, and conduct it?  How do we know when it’s over?  The value of such questions is obvious given the events of the past years. But none of them …
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Eventually, this conversation must be had if we are to have a thriving national future.  Given the backdrop of an ongoing withdrawal from the longest war in our history coupled with nascent political maneuvering to tamper with the formula underwriting the all-volunteer force, now seems as good a time as any.

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Emails From the Edge: Toxic Leadership in Air Force Squadrons - John Q. Public

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Emails From the Edge: Toxic Leadership in Air Force Squadrons
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When a toxic leader is identified, two inquiries should be undertaken.  First, what to do with this failed leader.  That’s the easy part, at least in theory.  Second, how did s/he get this way? 

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