12.16.2005

Matt Pottinger Joins the Marines

Mightier Than the Pen - Why I Gave Up Journalism to Join the Marines


In a way, I see the Marines as a microcosm of America at its best. Their focus isn't on weapons and tactics, but on leadership. That's the whole point of the Marines. They care about each other in good times and bad, they've always had to fight for their existence--even Harry Truman saw them as nothing more than the "Navy's police force"--and they have the strength of their traditions. Their future, like the country's, is worth fighting for. I hope to be part of the effort.



Dead on. Good luck Mr. Pottinger.




Pau.




- hfs

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