Sunday Show Round Up

Rep. Adam Schiff (D., Calif.) on Sunday called the establishment of a select committee to investigate Benghazi a “colossal waste of time” and encouraged his party’s leadership to not appoint Democrats on the panel.

“I think it’s a colossal waste of time. We’ve had four bipartisan investigations of this already… I don’t think it makes sense, really, for Democrats to participate. I think it’s just a tremendous red herring and a waste of taxpayer resources,” Schiff said.

Guard of Honor

“A mainstay among the Corps traditions is the premium placed on learning as a core competency.”

If there is one lesson to be taken from Richard Shultz’s study of Marine Corps operations in Iraq (2003-2008), it’s that intellectual agility is a necessity of warfare.

In The Marines Take Anbar, we witness a 21st century “war amongst the people,” a struggle between insurgents and counter-insurgents. And while Shultz’s topic is counter-insurgency (COIN), the author always reminds us that COIN is war: brutal, bloody, and messy.