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WINNING WARS (Photo courtesy of SANA) In this undated photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Khaled al-Asaad, one of Syria’s most prominent antiquities scholars, speaks at an official function. Islamic State (IS) terrorists abducted the 81-year-old Asaad in May 2015 after he refused to leave the archeological site at Palmyra, Syria. After beating and torturing him, the terrorists beheaded Asaad 18 August 2015 and strapped his body to a column in Palmyra’s main square. Assad had spent more than fifty years working on Palmyra, a UNESCO recognized cultural site. Until its systematic destruction by IS during 2015, Palmyra was one of the best preserved sites of ancient Roman-style architecture and sculpture. Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn U.S. Army, retired, served in numerous high-level military intelligence assignments, culminating his military career as the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and the senior military intelligence officer in the Department of Defense. He holds an MBA in telecommunications from Golden Gate University, an MMAS from the United States Army Command and General Staff College, an MA in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College, and two honorary doctorates, one from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C., and the other from the University of Rhode Island. Notes 1. U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, “Hearing to Receive Testimony on Supporting the Warfighter of Today and Tomorrow,” stenographic transcript by Alderson Reporting Co., 3 December 2015, accessed 1 February 2016, http://www.armed-services.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/15-91%20-%2012-3-15.pdf. 2. Gene Thomas Gomulka, “Saving Military Families,” Military Review ( January–February 2010): 111–16; Aaron MILITARY REVIEW  March-April 2016 Glantz, “The Truth about Veteran Suicides,” Foreign Policy in Focus website, 8 May 2008, accessed 8 February 2016, http://fpif.org/the_truth_about_veteran_suicides/; Stacy Bannerman, “Broken Military Marriages: Another Casualty of War,” AlterNet website, 23 January 2009, accessed 8 February 2016, alternet.org/sex/122198/ broken_military_marriages:_another_casualty_of_war/. 15