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HBS Marines Celebrate 228 Years

Last Tuesday, HBS’s former members of the Marine Corps and other Armed Services hosted a celebration in honor of the 228th birthday of the U.S. Marines. Fellow HBS students, family, and friends joined with former service members to experience the tradition, pomp, and circumstance of this time-honored military ceremony. The annual birthday celebration is a…

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Air Force CFO Determined to Expand Ambitious Summer and Full-Time Hiring

Four Harvard MBA candidates spent the summer working for the Chief Financial Officer of the Air Force, the Honorable Michael Montelongo, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management and Comptroller). Mr. Montelongo is the driving force behind the interns’ presence in the Pentagon, and regards reaching out to promising students to be “imperative to…

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Editorial: March Madness

In this week’s issue, along with printing the results of the ‘controversial Harbus Poll’, in the special “HBS at Wartime” section, we asked several students, as the start of a continuing dialogue on the topic, what their initial opinions of the war have been. As far as my personal initial feeling about the war, I’m…

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Editorial

It appears inevitable that the United States will soon go to war. If by chance of a miracle we do not fight Iraq, we will continue to engage with absolute certainty against the state of domestic and international public opinion. In one of this week’s featured articles, we explore America’s diplomatic strategy to persuade Turkey,…

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Editorial: Remembering King

On the first day of class, while walking through the tunnel system, I passed a couple of students who were talking about our day off on Monday the 20th. Sadly, while they were overjoyed not to have a set of cases to plow through, they seemed to have no recognition of the significance of our…

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Correction

In last week’s edition of the Harbus, I published an article on the failure of the American Government to extend constitutional rights to foreigners detained in Guantanamo Bay. On page 5 of the article I asserted that “even if the military chose to systematically murder all of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay, their families would…

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A Defense of American Patriotism

Several weeks ago, famed liberal activist Barbra Streisand voiced the sentiments of an overwhelming majority of her colleagues when she mistakenly attributed the following quote to William Shakespeare: “Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into patriotic fervor. Patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It emboldens the…

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Redefining American Patriotism

Last week, four men suspected of terrorist activities against the United States were released from the Camp Delta prison on the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. According to officials, these suspects were discharged because they were innocent of terrorist activity. They had no connections with Al Qaeda and could provide the Government with…

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My Big Cell Phone

Fellas. Don’t ever believe a woman who says that size doesn’t matter. That notion couldn’t be more false. Recently at dinner, while sitting across from a classmate who I wouldn’t mind impressing, I got a phone call. When I took my phone from my pocket, I heard a collective gasp that bordered on a shriek….

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World View

World View Editor’s Note: On a rainy Tuesday morning this summer in London, I opened my inbox and found this email by an HBS classmate. I thought to share it with HARBUS readers more or less verbatim as it highlights an experience that many HBSers might go through in their future endeavors. It also sheds…

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Year In Review:

The following is printed in the HBS 2002 yearbook’s Year In Review page. It is reprinted here for RCs and those who did not purchase a yearbook. The unthinkable happens. Minutes into an early day of the 2002 fall term, four planes at terrorist hands made dramatic turns off course, and with them went much…

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The State of the U.S. -Transatlantic Relationship

The Interdependence of the EU and the U.S. Mr. Fran‡ois Bujon de l’Estang, the current French Ambassador to the U.S., was greeted by the HBS community with much anticipation last Monday afternoon where he delivered the first lecture sponsored by the HBS European Club’s new team to a packed crowd in Aldrich Hall. The crowd…

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General Oelstrom Addresses Students on Military Strategy

During a recent visit to campus, Lieutenant General Tad Oelstrom spoke to members of NG and NH on the central role strategy plays in military planning, and specifically how military strategy has many connections to strategic planning in the business world. General Oelstrom, the former superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy and Executive Officer…

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On the Middle East Conflict: Loyalty vs. Facts

Affiliation and group loyalty tend to shape a person’s perspective of the world. Two people with opposing views will have very different subjective readings of the same facts. Sometimes it’s unconscious because people are selective in both the comprehension and retention of information, but other times it is perhaps less so. The Middle East conflict…

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Sharon vs. Arafat:

This nation has no permanent allies, only permanent interests.-Lord Palmerston Like the sound of car horns in a Manhattan street, daily accounts of atrocities in the Middle East, at this point in time, barely arouse one’s interest. Recent reports that Yasir Arafat has shown himself to be an untrustworthy participant in the peace process have…

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Black Hawk Down Moive Review

Ridley Scott’s recent movie Black Hawk Down is based on the book by the same name by Mark Bowden of the Philadelphia Enquirer. Having read the book and seen the movie, I would say that both endeavors realistically capture the extraordinary events that occurred in Somalia during the battle of Mogadishu on October 3rd and…

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Where Do We Go From Here?

In the last four articles on the war against terrorism, we covered many issues. We discussed ongoing military operations, the delicate diplomatic equation in the immediate region, and the changes needed in the Middle East and in American policy to stop the cycle of hatred that breeds terrorists. We now conclude with two potentially uncomfortable…

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Activated Reservist Says Thank You to HBS

On Friday September 14, I received an almost expected phone call from my Army Commander: “Be ready?we are going.” As a reserve counter-terrorism intelligence analyst for the U.S. Army, my activation seemed nearly certain after September 11th. Yet, as all those who have worked for the government know, nothing is certain until it actually happens….

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Achieving Peace and Stability in Congo

At age 30, President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is about as old as many HBS students are. Last Monday, Kabila spoke at the Forum and outlined his vision on creating peace and restoring good governance in Congo. Kabila became President in January 2001 after his father, former President Laurent Kabila,…

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Unplanned Departure:

When Navy counterintelligence officer Tucker Bailey (NB) left the military in August to attend the HBS analytics program, he did not dream that just two months later, he would be facing a recall to active duty and another year in Bahrain, the post he had recently left.But he, like most other U.S. citizens, did not…

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HBS Reacts to Student Soldiers' Needs Flexibility Plays Central Role;

At least four current Harvard MBA students are facing recalls to active military service as part of the United States’ war on terrorism, and HBS administrators are receiving high marks for their quick responses to the students’ needs. Already, faculty and students had praised administrators for their initial reactions to the attacks-which included quickly canceling…

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Anthrax: A Student-Doctor Sheds Light

Q: What are the different types of anthrax? A: Although Anthrax naturally, usually occurs in hoofed mammals such as cows and sheep, when they ingest spores, three types of human infections exist after coming into contact with spores: cutaneous (skin via touch), inhalational (lungs via breathing), and ingestional (digestive tract via ingesting). The classic human…

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Face in the Crowd: Chris Howard (NK)

This article can’t afford to waste words-recounting the experiences and qualifications of 32 year-old Dr. Chistopher B. Howard in a Harbus capsulet is a task akin to summarizing War and Peace in a sentence. His resume stretches to three closely type-written pages with a dense thicket of superlatives and commendations clamoring for attention. Chris entered…

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The Hunter Becomes the Hunted

In the first article of this series I made the case for action against the mass murderers of September 11 and those who plan to follow in their footsteps. I suggested that this presents the members of the international alliance with one of the most complex diplomatic and security challenges they have ever faced. I…

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"If You Tolerate This, Your Children Will Be Next"

The words in the headline above come from a poster recruiting British volunteers to fight the fascist forces in the Spanish Civil War and were superimposed over a photograph of a dead little girl killed by German bombs in Guernica. They could just as easily be superimposed over photos of the collapsing World Trade Center…

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Students Share Strength in Aftermath of Tragedy

It can be difficult coping with the stresses of HBS during the best of times. After the unbelievable horror of the events on September 11, many of us turned to existing networks of family, faith groups, and friends to see us through. Other people, perhaps feeling somewhat isolated here on campus, sought comfort here in…

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Do Not Give In to Hate

In the days following the bloodiest day on American soil in our history, we all had strong feelings and turned to sources of reassurance. Clearly, God and Country stood paramount – God would give comfort, and Country would give protection. But, being a member of Generation X, I also turned to what is arguably the…

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AFAA 500- running 500 miles in 24 hours

What happens when you combine a bunch of individuals who like to run around like knuckleheads with a great charitable cause? The AFAA 500. In order to raise money and bring awareness to the plight of homeless Veterans, the AFAA is launching a 24-hour continuous charity run to support the New England Shelter for Homeless…

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FACE IN THE CROWD: James Carroll (OI)

James Carroll (callsign: Dipper) has a certain calmness, good-natured humor and confidence about him. One might, at first, attribute it to the maturity that marriage and fatherhood brings… or a Virginia upbringing. Certainly factors. But after an hour long interview, I am convinced his soundness is firmly rooted in his 14-year tenure with the United…

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