January 2018

O, Jerusalem!

No other city is as steeped in history or evokes so much emotion as Jerusalem. Held sacred by three religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam - it holds five civilizations in its 4000 year old bosom. It has been attacked 52 times, captured and recaptured 44 times, besieged 23 times and completely destroyed and rebuilt twice. This ancient city is claimed by both Israel and the Palestinians and holds the key to peace or strife in the Middle East. 

Changes in Army’s Senior Officer Promotion Policy

Understanding the Army’s promotion policies especially at the officer level is something not easily comprehended by many because of the complexities involving Arm/Service, type of appointment and nature of duties and responsibilities of the myriad sub cadres. Policy on senior officer promotions is usually even more difficult to glean. In fact, it takes a degree of specialization before personnel management policies of the officer cadre relating to career management are understood. Very few in the cadre ever get to handle such policy in all its complexities.