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Synergy of Coercion

December 17, 2012


This post originally appeared as a guest post at The Prying Eye “Air power is an unusually seductive form of military strength, in part because, like modern courtship, it appears to offer gratification without commitment.” Eliot A. Cohen, “The Mystique of U.S. Air Power,” Foreign Affairs. January/February 1994. In the quote above, Cohen references in […]

A New Approach?

December 10, 2012


In the December 2011 issue of Armed Forces Journal, retired Army Major General Robert Scales offers a new approach to predicting the threats on which to position our nation’s military (Robert Scales, “The 7,000: What history tells us we’ll need tomorrow,” Armed Forces Journal, December 2011). He offers that he shares the company of William Lind […]

Gunslingers (U.S. Arms Sales Infograph)

August 1, 2012


GOOD Infographic: Worldwide Arms Sales DATA VISUALIZATION, INFOGRAPHICS The world arms trade is a multi-billion dollar industry with a strong economic impact on its major exporters. This infographic in collaboration with GOOD, shows the biggest international arms suppliers and buyers, and the United States’s recent dramatic jump in market share.

A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945-1998 (Video)

July 20, 2012


I found this video when looking for information on dynamic network data visualization. Gives you a sense of what the Cold War, deterrence, and mutually assured destruction was all about. From Youtube–Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and […]

The Golden Age of Special Operations

July 15, 2012


I have a paper in the hopper in hope of publishing on rejecting the idea of Special Operations as a Warfighting Function. To get the juice flowing… The golden age of special operations – Opinion – Al Jazeera English. by Andrew Bacevich Boston, MA – As he campaigns for reelection, President Obama periodically reminds audiences of […]

Flashback: Fourth Epoch Warfare

January 4, 2012


Recent discussion amongst a group of military strategists revolved around whether “non-state actors pose an existential threat to the United States?” Further how to describe the threats and challenges that the future poses for the U.S. military. I think some answers can be found during the last soul-searching period of strategic thought, notably the mid-to-late […]