Center for Strategic Communication

Mad Dog Mattis – Blogger

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“] General James N. “Mad Dog ” Mattis, USMC (ret.), the semi-legendary, no-nonsense, fighting general of our recent wars, beloved by his Marines, has accepted a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at the highly...

Don Vandergriff on The Break it Down Show

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“] Don Vandergriff Friend of ZP blog Don Vandergriff, author of Raising the Bar and co-author (with Fred Leland) of The Adaptive Leadership Handbook, was a guest on The Break it Down Show: The Path of Don Vandergriff  Don...

“Strategic Patience” has One Virtue

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“] “Alas, poor Clausewitz….” The Obama administration released its National Security Strategy last Friday, shepherded by the National Security Courtier, Susan Rice. Even by the increasingly mediocre...

In Praise of Don Vandergriff for the “Next Yoda” at ONA

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“] Don Vandergriff Friend of ZP blog and expert on adaptive leadership training Don Vandergriff has thrown his hat into the ring to replace the much admired, should not have been retired, Andrew Marshall,  the long time...