I have gotten so many messages about how sad it is to read stories of struggles and some question why I write, or why they should read about issues at all. Adam Rifkin inspired me to write a response to one of his friends
I received a gift that leaves me overwhelmed with humility and gratitude. The gift-giving should have been the other way around. Veterans, active military and members of the SOF community know the painful cost of war and they are the first to acknowledge that kinetic action alone is not enough; and the unintended consequences can have devastating repercussions for our next generation. Yes, we must continue to have the strongest military in the world, but we must also facilitate cross-discipline, cross-sector collaboration between all sectors in order to have a more successful and comprehensive national security strategy.