I return, fairly sunburnt and weary, from the wedding of a close friend but, now, it is time to blog ! Starting with recommended reading:RealClear Politics
- "The Return of Authoritarian Great Powers
Op-Ed "Whither Iraq? A Commentary for Americans
” by Dr. Sally MarksEdge Perspectives
- "Unanswered Questions at Supernova 2007
- "Trust Metrics for Social Networks
"Thomas P.M. Barnett
- "Army America needs versus the wars Americans prefer to wage
"Pre-Boyd 2007 picks
-"A PRIVATE SECTOR WAR IN IRAQ?
" and "JOURNAL: Corporate Armies in Russia
"Dan of tdaxp
- "The Importance of 5GW
" and "Describing the Military-Industrial-Sysadmin-Complex: How We Will Win the 5GW to Shrink the Gap
- "Overplaying The Bioterrorist Threat
While I do not agree with AG's politics, his blog is excellent, particularly on CBW issues.SWJ Blog
- Josh Manchester's
"Counterinsurgents Should Consider A "Fabrication Cell"
and Bing West's
"Insurgent Media vs. The Strongest Tribe
".Small Wars Journal
publisher Bill Nagl
has also issued a call for papers
. I think we should take this seriously; there are many excellent ideas kicked around in rough form on listservs, on SWC threads and on blogs that are never carried downfield and get developed into a peer-reviewed or policy journal level of quality. That's a shame.
Admittedly, I'm as guilty of this as anyone else, but let us, in the aftermath of Boyd 2007
, try to give back by making a formal submission in the arena of ideas. If our work doesn't make the cut, fine, at least we tried to give something back. Consider it.
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