Quite a collection that Dave has compiled on the role Web 2.0/New media have “revolutionized” the “lessons learned” process for the U.S. military, featuring commentary from Spencer Ackerman, Tom Barnett, Janine Davidson, Andrew Exum, Grim, Judah Grunstein, Dave Kilcullen, Raymond Pritchett, Mark Safranski, Herschel Smith, Starbuck, Michael Tanji, and Michael Yon. An honor for me to be included in such a group.
UPDATED !!: As many people read this post on Monday rather than Sunday, I am adding a few more items:
Whirledview (CKR ) – Great Powers
Red Herrings – the bookshelf: great powers by thomas p.m. barnett
Reviews of Great Powers: America and the World After Bush by two blogfriends and co-authors who differ on the merits of Tom’s work. Cheryl is the more critical and likes certain aspects or concepts much more than the overall book. Adrian calls the book ” Outstanding” but takes great issue with the title itself.
Matt Armstrong’s efforts to upgrade the status and practice of public diplomacy – as well as to drag it into the 21st century – have been sustained and increasingly impressive. For all the complaining about bloggers just talking, Matt is an example of making the jump to real world action, from educating the media and members of Congress about Smith-Mundt to the recent White Oak Recommendations. I’m certain that PD2O.org will become, in time, the Small Wars Journal of public diplomacy, as Matt intends. And I will be an early member there, when the forum opens, just as I was at the SWC. I encourage you to be there as well and turbo-charge the launch.
Project White Horse – RC#25 Resilient Communities and Actionable Intelligence (Part 1)
I should have brought this forum to the attention of readers earlier when I was first contacted by Ed Beakley of Project White Horse, unfortunately I was totally buried at the time at work, school, and with side projects and I never attended to it. Some important thinkers are involved in the discussions there on resilient communities and related subjects, including Col. GI Wilson, Lt. John Sullivan, Fabius Maximus and senior officers from several militaries.
Opposed Systems Design – Biddle on Future Warfare
Zero Intelligence Agents – Networks and ‘Implication for Network Centric Warfare’
Drew Conway on the further evolution of the Big Cebrowski’s theoretical legacy in a paper by Dr. Jessica Glicken Turnley on NCW.
Futurejacked – The Elites Must Be Brain Dead
A very intriguing story from the perspective of societal legitimacy and elite behavior.
I disagree with some of Gary’s characterization of Dewey but his larger point regarding linearity in publlic education is correct. If anything, he could have expanded further.
Historyguy99 – Afghanistan and Failed States
On failed state repair moreso than Afghanistan, whose natural condition is a weak, legitimist, Pushtun state and the inhabitants like it that way. We should have just restored Zahir Shah.
NewScientist.com – Did aversion to bitter tastes evolve into moral disgust?
A little Ev-psych.
That’s it !