The following words were written earlier this night by the editors of War News Updates. I copy them here without alteration. Afghanistan: The Forgotten War “Brookyards.” War News Updates. 13 May 2010. WNU Editor: In one email, Michael Yon has summarized what I have been trying to say for the past few years …. we […]
Category Archives: Military Affairs
Notes From All Over 10/05/2010
A collection of articles, essays, and blog post of merit. A lot of good material has been published this week. I am a bit on the busy side, so the usual long winded responses will be replaced in favor of one-sentence summaries. THE REPUBLIC How Trillion Dollar Deficits Were Created New York Times. 9 June […]
Collateral Murder? The Footage Wikileaks Left Out
Wikileaks edited and presented this incident in a manner that can be called nothing but blatantly dishonest. This video presents portions of the full 40 minute video that Wikileaks left out. At this moment it has received 500 hits. The Wikileaks video has received 5 million. I ask my readers to spread this video to […]
Notes From All Over
A collection of articles, essays, and blog post of merit. There are quite a few this time, so I thought it would be best to organize them by topic. GRAND STRATEGY New Delhi, Washington: Who gets what? Ashley Tiller. Times of India. 30 January 2010. I do not know how I missed this essay when […]
Another Round of Punditry is Right Around the Corner…
The 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review has been released to the public. I have yet to decide if I shall actually read it. I did have plans for the weekend.
COIN, Meet Democracy (And Your Doom)
It seems that the blogosphere has gone and blown itself up again. The catalyst this time around was a stellar (some have called it ‘epochal‘) essay-post by the ever erudite and timely Zenpundit, Mark Sanfranski. Zen has received much praise here in the past, and his latest tour de force does not disappoint. Titled, “The […]
Can Modern America Wage a Counterinsurgency Campaign?
Lt. General David Barno, the former commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, gave testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee on February 26. His testimony is not small (30 pages in PDF form) but is an essential read for those concerned with the future of American efforts to stabilize Afghanistan. While much in […]
Notes From All Over 1/19/09
A collection of recently published articles, essays, reports, and blog posts of merit.Freedom House has released its annual Freedom in the World Report. Freedom in the World 2009 is a thoroughly depressing document, with only one region – Southeast Asia – making significant gains. An image of the corresponding “Map of Freedom” can be seen […]
Notes From All Over: 17/10/2008
Here is the full list of notable blog posts, articles, and editorials published in the last two weeks that I was too lazy to blog about but are worth passing along anyway: Green Inc has an interesting post up on Polish efforts to block the next EU carbon-caps regime. While I dislike the general tone […]
The Modern DoD: Guns, Money, and… Public Diplomacy?
As of Monday, the U.S. Army’s Stability Operations Field Manual is in circulation. The field manual will be used as the go-to guide for officers conducting “Stability Operations.” The Washington Post reporting: The Army on Monday will unveil an unprecedented doctrine that declares nation-building missions will probably become more important than conventional warfare and defines […]