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News you can trust about the fighting in Basra!

We have the usual stream of confident but contradictory reports about the current wave of fighting in Iraq.  It is the confidence I find most interesting.  My guess is that the confidence is more deserved in the second of the two articles shown below.  The precise detail given in the first seems somewhat excessive.  Note the first reporter uses body …

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A look at the writings of “war blogger” Michael J. Totten

Michael J. Totten has made the jump from blogger to major media journalist, published in LA Weekly, Reason, Commentary, the NY Daily News, the Wall Street Journal, and this week in the New York Times.  As one of the best known war bloggers, and with a long publication record, we can understand more about this important phenomenon by looking …

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Recommended reading for this weekend

I.  Some hard data about the application of US airpower in Iraq and Afghanistan. “The Role of Airpower in the Iraq and Afghan Wars“, Anthony H. Cordesman, Center for Strategic adn International Studies (19 March 2008) II.   Another article about the effect of the Long War on the US military.  It gives well-deserved praise to our officiers …

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