A good time to push the new, tie up loose ends and entertain a few tangents. No theme today.
Top billing far and away goes to the thread “Kilcullen — New Theories for a New Way of War ” at The Small Wars Council, begun by DNI’s Fabius Maximus. The high quality of the discussion and the no-holds barred debate makes this one a definite ” must read” for anyone interested in COIN, 4GW, military strategy, defense policy or Iraq. It is long, so pour yourself a cup of coffee ( or something stronger) and enjoy.
Dan of tdaxp completes his series on The Wary Guerilla that I first featured here. The series in its entirety:
1. Abstract 2. Terrorism 3. Predictions 4. An Experiment 5. Results 6. Absolute Guerrilla
7. Those Who Cause Less Pain 8. Future Research 9. Political Implications 10. Bibliography
Chris Heffinger – “The Ideological Voices of the Jihadi Movement” at Jamestown Foundation.
Nathan Freier – ” Primacy without a Plan? ” in PARAMETERS .
Collounsbury – “Islamic MBA“
Wiggins at Opposed System Design -”Knowing the Enemy Part III: Sources of Radicalization” ( Part II. and Part I. here).
Wretchard at The Belmont Club -” The Blogosphere at War“
Colonel W. Patrick Lang – “A Concert of the Greater Middle East” at The National Interest
“Why the U.S. Should Spring for a New Particle Accelerator” at SEED .
“2006 a Year of Invention” in New Scientist.com
That’s it !