Unconventional Experiences and Their Relevance

Paragon Dreams

This post is not about politics or public policy, but about life.

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I got my early morning rolling to an essay from Foreign Affairs written by Max Boot, Senior Fellow for National Security at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of many books on military history and national security. The essay is titled “More Small Wars” and it speaks on 10 lessons that the United States should learn and remember in order to be successful at the inevitable counterinsurgency and nation-building conflicts of the future.

However, that is NOT what this post is about. This post is far from matters of defense policy and national security. In Boot’s post, opinion article, or essay (whatever you feel comfortable calling it), he mentions how General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, two men who succeeded in their goals and efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, were two people, out of…

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