Getting a new job or a big promotion is like building a house: You need to get the foundation right for both. With a job, the quick-drying cement is how well you do in your first hundred days, since they establish the foundation for long-term momentum and great performance.
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"Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to Face Most Serious Kind of Court-Martial in Army Desertion Case" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Dan Lamothe, Thomas Gibbons-Neff and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"Pentagon: Some Russian Cruise Missiles Crashed in Iran" is from the October 09, 2015 Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"A Drone Pilot's View of the Mission to Find "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell" is from the October 18, 2015 Wild Card section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and narrated by Jill Melancon.
"Three Deaths Linked to Recent Navy SEAL Training Classes" is from the May 12, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Adam Goldman and Dan Lamothe and narrated by Sam Scholl.
Months after the Pentagon said it wouldn’t use a controversial type of armor-piercing ammunition that has been blamed for long-term health complications, U.S. aircraft fired thousands of the rounds during two high-profile air raids in Syria in November 2015, the Pentagon acknowledged Wednesday.
"The Pentagon Said It Wouldn’t Use Depleted Uranium Rounds Against ISIS. Months Later, It Did — Thousands of Times." is from the February 16, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and narrated by Sam Scholl.
After two years of holding territory in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State’s ability to produce its own weapons has become so sophisticated that its production lines almost mirror those of national militaries, according to a new report by a weapons research group.
Guy Ashmore knew this election was different because the signs were still up. Usually the only ones that remained after the votes were counted and the winner was announced were those wedged into the ground along the state roads or the forgotten billboards on the interstate.
"Feeling Forgotten by Obama, People in This Ohio Town Look to Trump With Cautious Hope" is from the January 22, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and narrated by Sam Scholl.
The armored personnel carrier, known as the M113, is one of the United States’ most ubiquitous armored vehicles and has been in service since the 1960s. The tracked semi-rhombus-shaped vehicle comes in numerous variants and can be outfitted to carry troops and artillery; its chassis was even used as the basis for a nuclear-missile carrier. It has appeared in every major U.S. conflict since the Vietnam War and is used by U.S. police departments and dozens of others countries’ militaries around the world.
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said that the aircraft, known for their distinctive bat-like appearance, dropped more than a 100 bombs and hit two Islamic State encampments about 30 miles outside Sirte. The outposts were inhabited at least in part by fighters who had fled the city in the fall, and the operation was approved by President Obama, Cook said.
"The U.S. Flew Stealth Bombers Across the Globe to Strike ISIS Camps in Libya" is from the January 19, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Dan Lamothe and narrated by Sam Scholl.
In an unprecedented attack, a suicide bomber killed four Americans and wounded 17 other people Saturday morning inside Bagram air base in northern Afghanistan. Two U.S. service members and two American civilian contractors died in the attack, the Pentagon said. Of the 17 wounded, 16 were Americans; one was a Polish service member.
As thousands of Iraqi troops slowly encircle the city of Mosul, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter met here Tuesday with key coalition members, suggesting that the battle for the Islamic State’s de facto capital in northern Syria could soon begin.
The future of the U.S. role in Afghanistan after a decade and a half of war has received little attention in the presidential campaign and debates. But the next administration will be bequeathed a strategy that is doing “just enough to lose slowly,” said Douglas Ollivant, a senior national-security-studies fellow at the New America Foundation.
On Monday, Iraqi military and police forces, alongside Kurdish fighters and various militias, began their slog into the Islamic State’s last Iraqi stronghold of Mosul.
In a possible first-of-its-kind attack on Western forces, the Islamic State used a drone loaded with explosives to strike a Kurdish and French position in northern Iraq earlier this month, according to a report in the French newspaper Le Monde.
Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said Wednesday that he has ordered the Pentagon to suspend its efforts to collect payments from California Army National Guard soldiers who were told to return their enlistment bonuses.
"Amid Tensions, Russia Deploys Advanced Surface-To-Air Missile System to Crimea" is from the August 12, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and narrated by Corey M. Snow.
"Turkish Government to Propose Bringing Military under Tighter Civilian Control" is from the July 19, 2016, World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Souad Mekhennet and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"Russia May Have Lied about Losing a Gunship to ISIS" is from the July 12, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Andrew Roth and Thomas Gibbons-Neff and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"What We Know about the Suspected Shooter in Dallas" is from the July 08, 2016, National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Matt Zapotosky and Thomas Gibbons-Neff and narrated by Jill Melancon.