Sunday, Sunday, Sunday…where action is the attraction…
Top Billing! Threatswatch.org – Mexican President: Gov’t Does Not Control Areas on US Border
Steve Schippert pushes attention toward the greatest underreported national security problem of recent years. Other than John Sullivan, John Robb, Adam Elkus, Stratfor, Fabius Maximus and a few other small blog sites, is anybody paying regular attention to our Southern neighbor becoming a failed state ?
Congrats to Winslow Wheeler and Dr. Chet Richards for Stanford University Press picking up America’s Defense Meltdown.
Complexity and Social Networks Blog – Alone in the Crowd: The Structure and Spread of Loneliness in a Large Social Network
Is loneliness contagious ? More evidence on the dynamic qualitative nature of networks.
Visualcy has been a continuing on/off subject of discussion between myself and Dave
CTLab Review – Dr. Marc Tyrell – The Fight For Academic Hearts and Minds (warning: rant)
I like a good rant.
John P. Sullivan & Adam Elkus – SWJ – Postcard from Mumbai
The postmodern urban insurgency.
FM takes on “advocacy journalism” ( case in point Newsweek, which explicitly practices this model)
Abu Muqawama – Special Abu Muqawama Interview: Craig Mullaney
Perhaps Craig Mullaney’s book, The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier’s Education (Penguin USA), will be the Fiasco, the defining book, for the war in Afghanistan. Looks good and Mullaney is getting a lot of attention. Great title.
SWJ Blog – The Unforgiving Minute
Review by Dave Dilegge, another indicator that Mullaney may have written “the” book re: Afghanistan war for some time to come.
David Armano – Battle of the Brands
Danger Room – Scientist Looks to Weaponize Ball Lightning
Scientific American – Six Ways to Boost Brainpower
Finally! Research we can use ! Guys – it justifies our excess caffeine consumption and playing of video games!
Courtesy of Tim Stevens of Ubiwar, the PPT of General (res.) Dr. Shimon Naveh of the IDF, feautured in a post here last week.
From Jamais Cascio of Open The Future: