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Tim Stevens invokes Milton, philosophy, physics and the Singularity in discussing the future of cyberspace.
How can the few stand against the many ? And thrive? The Strategist explains how.
Now for the best of the rest:
Wilf managed to provoke a very robust debate with this jeremiad ( a debate that I regret not having been able to join) against Manuver Warfare generally and concepts articulated by William Lind and John Boyd in particular. In turn, Col. Eric Walters posted a strong rebuttal to Owen at SWJ Blog entitled “Fraud or Fuzziness? Dissecting William Owen’s Critique of Maneuver Warfare” and then entered into a debate/discussion with Owen and other members at the Small Wars Council.
My personal experience with DeLong was in long past H-Diplo discussions where he impressed me as quite bright and reasonable whether we were on the same side of a question or not. A partisan guy but also a first rate economist. Hat tip to Glittering Eye.
John Robb was generally en fuego this week. Analytically speaking, he lives for times like these.
Miss Pundita postulates a tie between North Korean antics and the Russo-Georgian War. A reasonable possibility for a friendless regime and an irritated Muscovite psuedo-Tsar.
Robert Kagan – “The September 12 Paradigm”
Kagan, in this article for Foreign Affairs, attempts to define ( or redefine) his times
Our future soldiers and athletes will have cocktails of exotic nutriceuticals running through their veins
Rick actually lives not too far up the road from me and does a radio show as well as blogging. We had a beer together once, along with Dave Schuler, in an odd little rural roadside bar being encroached upon by creeping suburbia.
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