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Michael Peck
Michael Peck is an editor for the Military Times magazines. He lives in Corvallis, Oregon.

Entries by Michael Peck

Six Military Lessons of World War Z

(7) Comments | Posted July 18, 2013 | 12:28 PM

With America having so little success in fighting unconventional wars over the last decade, perhaps it is time to learn from an unconventional army that wins. The lean, mean undead fighting machines in the movie World War Z have a military record that is unsurpassed. Never have warriors, living or...

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Why Captain Kirk Would Intervene in Syria

(83) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 11:23 AM

Would Captain Kirk try to stop the raging civil war in Syria? Or would the Prime Directive prevent him from attempting to end the bloodshed?

In an essay earlier this month in Foreign Policy Magazine, John Arquilla, a professor of defense analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School, suggested...

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Terrorism in a Very Small Place

(8) Comments | Posted December 20, 2010 | 9:08 AM

Terrorism doesn't happen here, you understand. Not in small-town Oregon. It's something that happens in other places, in big cities and faraway lands.

"I love our little bubble," lamented the woman to the local newspaper in Corvallis, one of whose citizens had just tried to detonate a car bomb in...

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