RECOMMENDED READING PART I.
Sifting gold from the sandbed of the greater blogosphere.Carl Conetta,
the director of The Project on Defense Alternatives
has an analysis of the QDR up
that is well worth checking out.
It is interesting on how many pundits and defense intellectuals Left, Right and Center are coming to the consensus that the QDR was an exercise in raw bureaucratic politics at the expense of national security and the war effort. Trust me, I'm all for a big Navy and warplanes so high-tech that they can travel through time, but some realism is in order about our priorities. We need a bigger Army. We need sustained deployability. We need to invest in the guys on the ground.Next is not a post but a website:WatchingAmerica
is relatively new. A translator site for foreign news stories about America and American policy. How good the translations are I have to leave up to those with linguistic skills to tackle and review ( Dave, Col, Chirol, Curzon, Younghusband, Raf
....). The effort invested here appears to be sizable.John Robb
at Global Guerillas
- "EMERGENT INTELLIGENCE IN OPEN SOURCE WARFARE
A really great post. " Emergence
" is one of the critical concepts for understanding the world globalization ( The others include scale-free networks
, consilience, evolution
and nonzero sum
has a skillfully rendered and very interesting in terms of cognition two-part series, OODA-PISRR, Part I: The Social Cognition Loop
and Part II
Dan however, has only scratched the surface of " how to get smarter". He has left out, for example, greater mental efficiency in learning in terms of processing speed flowing from more skillful, perceptive, panoramic powers of observation being understood correctly in shorter units of time. Perhaps there is more. I'll have to ponder this but nonetheless an excellent post !
More to come.....