Must-Reads

December 5, 2013  

Leading infantrywomen | CJCS’ zero option | DISA’s big plans

Soren Sjogren, a Danish Army officer who has led mixed-gender units in combat, offers a few lessons from the experience. (Carrying The Gun)

CJCS Gen. Martin Dempsey says the U.S. might still just leave Afghanistan entirely next year unless Afghan President Hamid Karzai seals a deal. (Defense One)

DISA wants to be the military’s one-stop shop for mobile devices, cloud computing, and other IT services. Nicole Blake Johnson interviews Jennifer Carter, DISA’s component acquisition executive. (C4ISR & Networks)

The high-capacity batteries created to power Tesla roadsters may reshape the country’s energy needs. (Atlantic)

Warlord’s Quote

“The spokesmen spoke in words that had no currency left as words, sentences with no hope of meaning in the sane world, and if much of it was sharply queried by the press, all of it got quoted.” — Michael Herr, in “Dispatches”

Contributed by Jeff Schogol, who writes for the Air Force Times, embedded in Iraq twice and covered Haiti earthquake relief efforts. From a list compiled by the Warlord Loop, a private email forum for national security experts.

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