Let’s “Go” Back to the Basics to Counter China

“Go” was created more than 2,500 years ago and continues to stand the test of time without change to the game’s core premise. It is an abstract strategy board game in which two players try to control more territory than their opponent using small game pieces called stones. The game may look simple at the outset with just two colors of stones and a plain grid playing board; it is anything but. This complex game of strategy has significantly more possible moves than Chess.

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Aim High: Chart Your Course And Find Success

The Honorable Deborah Lee James served as the 23rd Secretary of the Air Force. Her book, Aim High: Chart Your Course and Find Success shares lessons and wisdom gleaned from a career in public and private service. From her Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF) framework to the countless personal stories of challenge and success, they will appeal to any leader.

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Lessons from the Navy

Lessons From the Navy is a well-written, professionally published work highlighting some great thought topics and behaviors I highly encouraged every aspiring leader to grasp and implement. It is a good, easy read for someone who is ready to consume the content, but there is an especially important realization and understanding to have before spending time in this book.

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Military Ethics: What Everyone Needs to Know

Dr. Lucas’ broad discussion of the history of military ethics includes the philosophies that dominate the subject in the American context. Also discussed is the specific dilemma of application for current and future defense leadership. These make it an excellent starting point for any student new to the topic. Military Ethics: What Everyone Needs to Know is aptly named. It provides a wide gateway into a subject that is crucial for military members to understand both for their own application and exposure to topics for further study.

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