Chris McNalley

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What I Learned From Leading a Mission With Little Combat Experience

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

The “American Sniper” cultural moment: How Iraq became the new Vietnam

<b>Bradley Cooper in "American Sniper" (Warner Bros. Entertainment)</b><p>America went to war for 10 years and we missed it. Now Iraq is back to torment us, as mythology and macho fantasy<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>January 31, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>So you want to see a rah-rah, gung-ho war movie this weekend, right? One that …

American Sniper

French Prime Minister: If Jews Flee, the Republic Will Be a Failure

Manuel Valls: "If 100,000 Jews leave, France will no longer be France."<p>The massacre at a kosher supermarket in Paris on Friday reinforced a fear, expressed openly and with distressing frequency by many in France’s half-million-strong Jewish community, that Islamist violence is compelling large …

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The secret engine technology that made the SR-71 the fastest plane ever

On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers flew the first airplane ever at 6.8 mph (10.9 km/h). Only 61 years and five days later, the Lockheed SR-71 …

The War Nerd: Farewell Islamic State, we hardly knew ye

Suddenly, Islamic State just can’t fall fast enough. All summer, the press has been saying IS will soon be accepting the keys to every city on earth, …

F1 boss Ecclestone has offer to German bank rejected

<b>German bank BayernLB says it has rejected a 25m euros (£20m) settlement from Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.</b><p>The bank claims he collected commissions, and undervalued its stake in the global motor racing business, which it sold in 2005.<p>Mr Ecclestone's lawyer in Munich declined to comment.<p>This week …

Texas becomes ground zero for surge in wind power

The winds of change are blowing through Texas—both literally and figuratively.<p>Home to both vast repositories of conventional and shale oil, the Lone Star State is also a major player in wind power, a new twist on the U.S. energy independence narrative. However improbable, the nation's second …

Bridges key piece to toting big soybean harvest

STOCKLAND, Ill. (AP) — A no-frills concrete bridge on the edge of Stockland, Illinois, represents just the kind of headache the nation's soybean …