In the 2000s, neocons tried nation-building abroad while dismantling the nation at home. Trump is ending the former, but continuing the latter.
I’ve read most of retired General Stanley McChrystal’s excellent book Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World (I start a lot of books and finish a few). Amazon reminds me that I bought the book just over two years ago. I meant to blog about it and never got around to it (I have a lot of ideas about posts and write a few). Show More Summary
In the new issue of Prism magazine, General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army (Ret.) offers two warnings. Both are kind of hair-raising.
Midway through my year with General Stanley McChrystal, I found myself in the back-seat of a well-worn and dented SUV.
The Stanley McChrystal — and the war in Afghanistan — I knew is not at all like what you’ll see on Netflix.
Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal is the commander alluded to in David Michôd’s satirical portrait of a man in over his head and enthralled by his own hype.
The Afghanistan War satire, starring Brad Pitt and directed by David Michôd, captures the fall of Gen. Stanley McChrystal. And it’s the streaming service’s most ambitious film yet.
American movies are traditionally schizophrenic about our military might, celebrating it in John Wayne epics and mocking it in everything from "MASH" to "Dr. Strangelove." But "War Machine" has decided, with exceptional results, that it wants it both ways. Starring Brad Pitt and written and directed...
On April 5, The New York Times published an op-ed by retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal headlined “Save PBS. It Makes Us Safer.” McChrystal now runs a big lobbying firm, so that may be why he cares so much: he’s a gun for hire. So how does...Show More Summary
Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal has come to the defense of public media amid the Trump administration's proposal to eliminate all $445 million in annual funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS's parent company. In an...Show More Summary
Stanley McChrystal, New York Times: Public broadcasting makes our nation smarter, stronger and, yes, safer. It's a small public investment that pays huge dividends for Americans. And it shouldn't be pitted against spending more on improving our military. Show More Summary
Stanley McChrystal, or how I learned to stop worrying and love PBS.
Stanley McChrystal, a retired army general, urged leaders in Washington and the Trump administration not to strip federal funding for public broadcasting in a New York Times op-ed, saying that it makes the nation "smarter, stronger and,...Show More Summary
Retired United States Army General Stanley McChrystal published an impassioned op-ed in The New York Times on Wednesday, pleading with Washington to think twice before cutting funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). “As...Show More Summary
Stanley McChrystal: “I like to say that leadership is a choice. As our leaders in Washington confront tough decisions about our budget priorities, I urge them to continue federal funding for public broadcasting. Public broadcasting makes our nation smarter, stronger [...]
Brad Pitt stars as a respected US Army general who signs up to lead the NATO forces in Afghanistan. This satirical Netflix exclusive is loosely based on the infamous career of retired general Stanley McChrystal and Michael Hastings’ exposé. Premieres 5/26/17.
Brad Pitt’s got a knack for gregarious, heavily accented military men, and another one is on display in this teaser for War Machine. Animal Kingdom’s David Michôd directs this Netflix adaptation of Michael Hasting’s book The Operators:...Show More Summary
General Stanley McChrystal perhaps shocked many when he spoke out on the chance of a war in Europe — aside from the continuing conflict in Ukraine.
Time: As General Stanley McChrystal noted in the New York Times: “In 2014, 33,599 Americans died from a gunshot wound. From 2001 to 2010, 119,246 Americans were murdered with guns, 18 times all American combat deaths in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.” Nightclubs have become battlefields. Schools have become combat zones. Movie theaters have […]