From Small Wars Journal, where does the Air Force go from here? Peter Garretson on learning the wrong lessons. From National Defense magazine, a proposal to modernize Air Force spy planes stirs controversy; and Sandra I. Erwin on how the Army is feeling the weight of bureaucratic bloat. Not all that it can be: Winslow Wheeler on the myth of American military superiority. Octavian Manea interviews Janine Davidson on rebalancing the US military. Why doesn't the Army want to be a real Army, and think about its actual tasks? Your favorite Army general actually sucks: Spencer Ackerman interviews Tom Ricks (and more and more on The Generals: American Military Commanders from World War II to Today). A new moral compact: David Barno on a military draft that could actually work. Micah Zenko on why the U.S. military can't predict the next war. Return U.S. military to militia model: Bureaucracies don't go down without a fight — the Pentagon is no different from any mature organization that becomes oversized, wasteful and often ineffective. A senior Defense executive says the industry should step up, “sacrifice something”. From Mental Floss, D.B. Grady on 11 things you might not know about the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and Coast Guard.

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