Well…..I didn’t quite get the time I expected this weekend to do much posting but I’ll see what I can manage in the next few hours.
My CTLab colleague Marc Tyrell, also a SWC member, is high on my list of mil theorists. CTLab itself is sporting a new look as the site moves toward “formal” roll out (in September, if I recall correctly).
I’m in sync with Tom on this subject – legacy thinking is a form of national security escapism to get around the hard thinking needed to craft a foreign poolicy toward Russia that deals with frictions and opportunities.
On “Hybrid Wars”:
Dr. Erin Simpson – Thinking about Modern Conflict: Hybrid Wars,Strategy, and War Aims
This link is a couple of months old but, I think, of interest to many readers who are into Web 2.0 and/or IC issues.
I’ve never been in a formal intel program that KI describes but the “disease” of which KI speaks has deeply infected the field of history and the humanities for years. A result partly of cultivated dogmatism and partly from a longstanding decline in the frequency with which students are required to critically assess one another’s reasoning, their own – and that of their instructor – for errors of fact, logic, context and proportionality. Michael Tanji has his say too.
Hagel never writes a bad post and this one is spot on.
Adapting ourselves (literally) to cognitively master changing environments
A possible future SecState takes a partisan swing at grand strategy and quickly drifts into diplomatic mechanics, pet causes and what appears to be a thinly veiled but longwinded campaign commercial for Barack Obama.