Due to an aggravating surfeit of mundane but absolutely necessary tasks, the third part of the Nixon series will have to wait a day or two.
Some minor recommendations:Secrecy News
put out by Dr. Steven Aftergood
of the Federation of American Scientists
is a high quality, almost unbelievably good, blog deserving of much wider notice. I say this as someone who thinks that while Dr. Aftergood is sometimes too cavalier in his attitude toward what I would regard as vital (i.e. things that actually should be classfied) secrets, he shines a much needed, expert, light on the counterproductive secrecy empire of the security bureaucracy.Shloky.com
is also, IMHO, vastly underrated. A blog that punches well above its weight class.John Robb
highlighted ISN Blog
recently. Worth checking out.
Vibrant and edgy discussion about Iran's latest nuclear technology provocation
at The Glittering Eye
. Jeff Medcalf
are going head to head.
Two gentlemen I respect: Colonel Austin Bay
features a guest post by Naval War College professor Dr. Tom Nichols
Two important military theory related posts by Dr. Barnett
and John Robb
that I probably would have critiqued at length had I not spent the last hour trying to fix the F-ing dresser that the Son of Zenpundit
somehow damaged ( I strongly suspect there was some kind of "ladder" scenario going on with the drawers to get the "Buried Treasure" hotwheel type toy that was out of reach).
An article: " A Decisive weapon: A Brigade Commander's Perspective on Information Operations
" (PDF). Hat tip to PHK
I'm going to get another glass of vino now....