If you *really* want to focus/quiet your brain, you need to keep practicing meditation. It isn’;t easy. But you learn how to focus on your breath. Just on the breathing in and the breathing out. You notice those other thoughts, but you let them go. It’;s a discipline.
My point is that “;expertise”; is not based solely or most reliably on being “;based on the ground,”; so to speak.Let’;s face it. Most soldiers occupying Iraq have very little idea, and also very false ideas, of the grand scheme of what’;s going on over there.Indeed, you brought up the matter of who is “;more qualified to comment”; in your original post.