The importance of understanding “the why” (purpose) has occupied much of my thinking lately. One of my projects at work is to develop a training module on infrastructure reconnaissance. One of the themes I’m trying to emphasize in the module … Continue reading → […]
Little Satan"s unbound rowdiness in recent days has actually been a dual pronged strategy of sorts: Conducting surgical strikes against top tier targets is not a new one, but it has gained an incredible amount of attention due to the alleged targeting of military objectives inside SyriaSince 1967 and most importantly since the elimination of the Iraqi n […]
Over the next week, there will be some big changes at Rethinking Security. First, I will be moving this blog to Tumblr. I've been blogging for five years now, and have been learning about the business as I go along.... […]
Courtesy of Bruce Gregory, here is the latest update on resources that may be of general interest for teachers, students, and practitioners of public diplomacy and related courses and activities. Suggestions for future updates are welcome. Bruce Gregory is an adjunct professor at George Washington University and at Georgetown University and a pre-eminant fon […]
I've always admired USMC general General James Mattis. I first encountered him when I read his scathing takedown of Effects-Based Operations (EBO) in 2008, and soon became familiar with his operational record in Iraq and endlessly entertaining quotables. Most of all, I've always admired Mattis' deep interest in his own profession, as evidenced […]
Click on photo for larger image Via ISAF Joint Command Facebook page: An ISAF coalition force member provides security for Afghan soldiers deploying within Afghanistan. The deployment process is part of the transition of security to the Afghan National... […]
Ralph Peters, New York PostThe Arab Spring has unleashed the Arab Collapse. Everybody still standing in the region is picking the flesh of the helpless. The Islamist cancer proved more virulent than Arabs themselves expected, while dying regimes behave with unrestrained ruthlessness. And our diplomats still think everyone can be cajoled into harmony. We […]
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