Terry Paulson

General Peter Pace insights on military leadership are worth taking seriously, "One thing the Marine Corps teaches is that it's better to be doing something than doing nothing. If you stay where you are, you're in the position where your enemy wants you to be. If you start doing something, you are changing the rules of the game." Combat is a verb. It isn’t a place. It is an act. Movement matters. You keep asking yourself as a leader, “Now, what are you going to do next?”

Freedom must be earned in every generation. Our Vietnam veterans know how frustrating it was to watch politicians put soldiers on hold; tying their hands in Vietnam was a recipe for defeat. Our soldiers today deserve a President who understands what bold action can mean to soldiers in the field. Mr. President, take a lesson from Reagan, make a decision, and let our soldiers do their job.

Terry Paulson

Terry Paulson, PhD is a psychologist, award-winning professional speaker, author of The Optimism Advantage: 50 Simple Truths to Transform Your Attitudes and Actions into Results, and long-time columnist for the Ventura County Star.

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