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The Spear

Sep 20, 2017

In 2007, Col. Marc Hoffmeister was a major on a Military Transition Team advising Iraqi Security Forces when an explosively formed penetrator, a specific and devastating form of IED, hit his Humvee. He talks about the event and his team's performance in the immediate aftermath, along with an incredible story about a...

Sep 6, 2017

On September 11, 2001, Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen was a colonel assigned to the Pentagon. Today he's the superintendent of the US Military Academy, and he sat down to share his firsthand experience of the the attacks that day—a day that has influenced the operational trajectory of the US military ever since.