Brad Taylor was born on Okinawa, Japan, but grew up on 40-acres in rural Texas. Graduating from the University of Texas, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Infantry. Brad served for more than 21 years, retiring as a Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel. During that time he held numerous Infantry and Special Forces positions, including eight years in 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta where he commanded multiple troops and a squadron. He has conducted operations in support of US national interests in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other classified locations.
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Elon Musk and the Fallacy of Faux Authority
Elon Musk has made multiple headlines in the last few weeks, none of which had anything to do with electric cars or flying to Mars. First, out of the blue, he posted a poll on Twitter for his solution to [...]
Ukraine’s No-Fly Zone isn’t as Simple as it Sounds
Discussion continues about a no-fly zone in Ukraine. The discussion of a no fly zone has been debated for weeks, and I’ve answered many questions from neighbors, friends, readers at book events and folks on social media, [...]
A Simple Primer on Counter-Leadership Targeting
The world is a-twitter (pun intended) after Senator Lindsey Graham’s tweet stating that the only way to end the conflict in Ukraine is by removing Putin – in effect, calling for his assassination. He was immediately rebuked by members of both [...]
This is a NEO. It’s Time to Execute it.
The rapid fall of Kabul tore a hole in my heart. It’s taken me days to get my mind around what we’re witnessing and garner some focus to write this. First and foremost, I’m not surprised at the speed with [...]
No, Soleimani Wasn’t Assassinated.
As is typically true following any military strike, the armchair quarterbacks are out in force on television, and as is also typical, I get aggravated watching them. I’ve received a lot of questions about the potential repercussions of the act, [...]
Let’s Play Iran’s Game, Not our Own.
The world woke up yesterday to a bunch of maniacs chanting “Death to America” outside the US Embassy in Iraq, and given what I’ve seen on TV, with references to Benghazi and the seizure of the US embassy in Iran [...]