I return, fairly sunburnt and weary, from the wedding of a close friend but, now, it is time to blog ! Starting with recommended reading:
Pre-Boyd 2007 picks:
While I do not agree with AG’s politics, his blog is excellent, particularly on CBW issues.
SWJ Blog – Josh Manchester’s “Counterinsurgents Should Consider A “Fabrication Cell” and Bing West’s “Insurgent Media vs. The Strongest Tribe“.
Small Wars Journal publisher Bill Nagl has also issued a call for papers. I think we should take this seriously; there are many excellent ideas kicked around in rough form on listservs, on SWC threads and on blogs that are never carried downfield and get developed into a peer-reviewed or policy journal level of quality. That’s a shame.
Admittedly, I’m as guilty of this as anyone else, but let us, in the aftermath of Boyd 2007, try to give back by making a formal submission in the arena of ideas. If our work doesn’t make the cut, fine, at least we tried to give something back. Consider it.