Recommended ReadingSunday, May 25th, 2008
A large and varied haul:
Top billing! Pundita – “The William Ayers plan to turn America’s schoolchildren into Maoists and how Barack Obama helped him” and ““The great unanswered questions” about Barack Obama’s relationship with William Ayers.”
Most of America has forgotten unrepentant Weatherman terrorist and America-hating wingnut, Bill Ayers ( even many ’68er leftists still find Ayers too much to take, forty years later). Unfortunately for Senator Barack Obama, as the campaign rolls on there will be a reintroduction to his close friends and longtime political supporters, William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn.
SWJ Blog – “Memorial Day 2008” and “America’s Greatest Weapon”
The first post has a primary source historical document, a multitude of links and several videos to commemorate Memorial day.
Lexington Green – “No Sign until the Burst of Fire”
Great commentary by Lex on a fantastic article on the tribal and religious nuances of Pushtunistan on both sides of the border.
Younghusband – “Principles of War: Introduction“, “Principles of War 1.: Selection ana Maintenance of Aim“, “The Principles of War 2.:Maintenance of Morale”
Younghusband has begun a new series looking at the fundamentals of waging war. Very Sun-Tzuish format in terms of brevity.
Dr. Chet Richards -“Resilient Structures”
A Boydian approach to resilience. Keeping organizations open and efficient at the dissipation of entropy.
Ambassador Robert Gribben – “Implementing AFRICOM: Tread Carefully”
Represents the Foreign Service’s wary but hopeful view of view of AFRICOM.
Dr. Thomas Barnett –AFRICOM: forward and back”
Zeros in on the lack of “interagency jointness” even at AFRICOM.
Anthony Cordesman – “THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN: THE IRAQ AND AFGHAN-PAKISTAN WARS, AND THE COMING YEAR OF UNCERTAINTY”
CSIS overview report by Cordesman.
Dan of Tdaxp -“Presentation on Cognitive Approaches to Learning”
Agree with Dan – a very valuable summative presentation on education by D.M. Hallowell
Fabius Maximus -“Keeping score: how well did 4GW theory predict events in Iraq?”
FM scores the predictions of leading figures in the 4GW school.
AFJ – “Lies, damned lies and counterinsurgency”
Contesting COIN conventional wisdom.