David Kearns, a previous War Council contributor, posted this comment on June 10, 2014:

Great idea!  Without further ado, here are the rules:

1.  Essays must address one of the twenty-one questions posted here and here.

2.  Essays must be no longer than 1,000 words in length.

3.  Submit entries to warcouncileditor (at) gmail (dot) com (to a maximum of three essays).

4.  I will post essays as I get them; last date for submission is August 1, 2014.

5.  Voting will take place during the first week of August.

6. Though no financial reward is available, I can offer something else of great value: I will include the top three overall essays on my DS470: Military Strategy syllabus. Cadets will learn from you!

All best, Major Matt Cavanaugh, Editor