A selection of articles and essays with a a few of my choice words.
“The Long Small War: Indigenous Forces For Counterinsurgency” by Robert M. Cassidy in PARAMETERS.
In this Bobbitt-influenced article, the use of loyalist paramilitaries – in a variety of formations and roles to encourage evolution and adaptability – is examined as a critical tool for the War on Terror. Examples drawn from classic French and American examples in Vietnam, Algeria and the Philippines.
“Al-Qaeda Doctrine: The Eventual Need for Semi-Conventional Forces ” by Dr. Michael Scheuer in The Jamestown Foundation
Dr. Scheuer, since having left the CIA, continues his steady output of analysis and commentary related to Islamist terrorism. Here he shows al Qaida cribbing military theory from General Giap and planning for an Islamist ” post-conflict stabilization” of Iraq.
Legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Lieberman would put approximately 65,000 peer-reviewed, scientific, papers that have been funded in part by Federal dollars, online to be easily accessed by the public.
Weinstein untangles the ” hyper-complexity” of the Islamist vs. Clan warlord conflict raging in Somalia.
Self-explanatory title. Is there any reason this couldn’t be done with a robot that was a thousand miles away from its controller ?
“ The First Installment: Diary of Anatoly Sergeevich Chernyaev” (PDF, 177 pages)at The National Security Archive.
Anatoly Chernyaev, a former top adviser to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev is having the first installment of his diary translated into English, shedding much light into foreign policy making at the uppermost reaches of the CPSU in 1985. A significant addition to historical knowledge in terms of U.S.-Soviet relations during the late Cold War and early Glasnost period.