Edward H. Carpenter

Major Edward H. Carpenter is a Military Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, and the author of Steven Pressfield's "The Warrior Ethos": One Marine Officer's Critique and Counterpoint The views stated in this article are Major Carpenter’s own, and do not reflect the views of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, the United States Marine Corps, or the Department of Defense.
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Major Edward H. Carpenter is a Military Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, and the author of Steven Pressfield's "The Warrior Ethos": One Marine Officer's Critique and Counterpoint The views stated in this article are Major Carpenter’s own, and do not reflect the views of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, the United States Marine Corps, or the Department of Defense.

Edward H. Carpenter

Major Edward H. Carpenter is a Military Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, and the author of Steven Pressfield's "The Warrior Ethos": One Marine Officer's Critique and Counterpoint The views stated in this article are Major Carpenter’s own, and do not reflect the views of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, the United States Marine Corps, or the Department of Defense.
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Major Edward H. Carpenter is a Military Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, and the author of Steven Pressfield's "The Warrior Ethos": One Marine Officer's Critique and Counterpoint The views stated in this article are Major Carpenter’s own, and do not reflect the views of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, the United States Marine Corps, or the Department of Defense.

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Edward H. Carpenter
Military Officers on Women in the Infantry: Five For, One Against

In Search of a New Warrior Ethos

It’s not often that a Marine officer writes a book that goes head-to-head with a title currently listed as “Commandant’s Choice” book by the Marine Corps, but in this case, I had little choice but to lay down the sword and take up the pen in order to debunk the...

Military Officers on Women in the Infantry: Five For, One Against

The New Blitzkrieg, Part II

As I wrote a few days ago, a new pattern of warfare is emerging in the Middle East and Africa. This “new blitzkrieg” isn’t really new, but it is asymmetric warfare at its best, pitting swarms of fast-moving, lightly armed fighters operating as a network against...

Military Officers on Women in the Infantry: Five For, One Against

The New Blitzkrieg

A new version of maneuver warfare is being utilized mainly by Islamic fundamentalist forces to seize territory from government forces trained, equipped and organized along the Western model. This “new blitzkrieg” relies on lightly armed fighters mounted on...

Military Officers on Women in the Infantry: Five For, One Against

Apples & Oranges & Women in the Infantry

As the military grapples with how to implement the reversal of the decades old ban on women in “combat” specialties, one of the data points that many people are using (especially in and around the Marine Corps) is the performance of the only two female Lieutenants to...