FM newswire for May 17, interesting articles about geopolitics

Today’s links to interesting news and analysis. If you find this useful, please pass it to a friend or colleague.

  1. Powerful evidence, to be ignored by our geopolitical experts:  “Operation Moshtarak: Lessons Learned“, International Council on Security and Development (ICOS), 3 May 2010
  2. Recommended reading:  “Obama’s Flailing Wars – A Study in BP-Style ‘Pragmatism’”, Tom Engelhardt, 16 May 2010
  3. Civilian Casualties Raise Afghan Ire at U.S.“, Time, 16 May 2010
  4. Down the memory hole!  “APA Scrubs Pages Linking It to CIA Torture Workshops“, Jeff Kaye, FireDogLake, 16 May 2010
  5. Afghanistan Mission Creep Watch – The “Listen to Your CINC” Version”, Michael Cohen, Democracy Arsenal, 17 May 2010
  6. Insights from our western culture’s centers of learning and culture:  “Bat fellatio causes a scandal in academia“, New Scientist, 17 May 2010 — The college’s psychologists should study why a Professor of Medicine becomes so easily “hurt and disgusted” by an article of peer-reviewed science.

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