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Rocket Science Week 2

November 16, 2011

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So we are still working on our description of the strategic environment a little more feverishly as our bosses have seemed to like the direction we are going. While there hasn’t be a change to our stability indicators, we have strived to build more objective interdependency indicators. I think we are on to something. A sample […]

Rocket Science Day 2

November 4, 2011

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Day 2 of the mind meld between my colleague at Thinking Like A Cheetah (ivy leaguer) and I (state schooler). Again we are trying to creating a model of the strategic environment to help forecast capability requirements. The chart here represents the data being applied to the theory. Using the evaluations of stability and interdependence cooperation a quadrant […]

Rocket Science

November 3, 2011

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 The picture here represents the mash-up of Ivy league smarts and State school grit.  Well not rocket science but at least the start of a political science dissertation. My colleague at Thinking Like A Cheetah (ivy leaguer) and I (state schooler) spent our afternoon creating a model of the strategic environment to help forecast capability requirements. Using the […]

U.S. Widens Role In Mexican Fight

August 26, 2011

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New York Times August 26, 2011 Pg. 1   U.S. Widens Role In Mexican Fight   By Mark Mazzetti and Ginger Thompson WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has expanded its role in Mexico’s fight against organized crime by allowing the Mexican police to stage cross-border drug raids from inside the United States, according to senior […]

Think Again: Failed States – By James Traub | Foreign Policy

July 5, 2011

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Think Again: Failed States – By James Traub | Foreign Policy.

Think Again: Failed States – By James Traub | Foreign Policy

July 5, 2011

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Think Again: Failed States – By James Traub | Foreign Policy.

Counterterrorism: What the new White House strategy document leaves out – By Tom Ricks | The Best Defense

July 5, 2011

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Counterterrorism: What the new White House strategy document leaves out – By Tom Ricks | The Best Defense.