Okay, so this is not a special operations, or SEAL, or CIA-specific article, nor does it apply to current events, political intrigue, or international affairs.  It has nothing to do with terrorism, or the rise of China, or the re-emergence of Russia.

This is a much more important subject.

This article is about how to mold a boy into a man. Whether you currently have a son, or might have one in the future, you have an awesome responsibility ahead of you. You have to raise a responsible, contributing, successful member of society. You have to teach a boy how to take care of himself and his family, to be a husband and a father. You have to teach him how to lead, and follow, and love, and respect others. You may even be teaching him one day to defend our country, or possibly even play a part in leading it.

Now, do not misunderstand me, all you people with daughters. You have an equally awesome duty to your beautiful girls. You probably have an even harder job, I am willing to wager, in raising them. I honestly haven’t the slightest idea, because I was not blessed with a daughter. I am pretty sure I am not cut out for one, so God probably spared all of us the trouble. Who knows? At any rate, do not take as an insult my focus on boys. I am simply unqualified to provide you with any thoughts on raising a daughter. I wish you all the luck in the world, though, in doing so.