You might remember Brig. Gen. McMaster as a veteran of 73 Eastings during the First Gulf War, and Tal'Afar during the Second Gulf War. Holding a PhD in History from the UNC-Chapel Hill, he's the author of a scathing criticism of US military leadership during the Vietnam War. McMaster is also responsible for creating the new Army Capstone Concept, a guide to military leadership in the 21st Century. Most recently, he's been quite the avowed PowerPoint basher, even going so far as to ban the software in his organization.
Finally, we're sending the brightest minds to Afghanistan, after years upon years of neglect.
Focus: Whom would you like to see as part of an Afghanistan "dream team"? Let's look at both civil and military leaders.
Personally, I'd like to see Lt. Col. Paul Yingling and
Focus #2: If Gen. McChrystal's inner circle took the name "Team America", what will Gen. Petraeus' inner circle be known as?