America takes another step towards war with Iran, towards the dark side of its soul

Summary:  All we need do is to strike Iran with all our hatred, and our journey towards the dark side will be complete. After years of propaganda the US population has become eager for war, much like the people of Europe were in 1914.  The wars of the 20th century and the first decade of the … Continue reading America takes another step towards war with Iran, towards the dark side of its soul

Stratfor debunks myths about nuclear weapons and terrorism

A timely and important report from Stratfor.  I strongly recommend reading it in full.  This is what Stratfor does best, and they are one of the best public sources for this kind of analysis. "Debunking Myths About Nuclear Weapons and Terrorism", Stratfor, 29 May 2009 Contents Terrorists and Apocalyptic-Minded Jihadists Loose Nukes and Clandestine Acquisition … Continue reading Stratfor debunks myths about nuclear weapons and terrorism

How will the Long War affect America? Will it make us stronger or weaker? Crazy? Unleash our dark side?

This is the first in a series discussing (speculating)  how our Long War will affect America.  On 9-11-2009 we will have been at war for 8 years.  With increasing intensity:   spending more money, more men and women fighting, expanding the size of our armies, expanding the area of combat.  How has that affected us? 2. Why … Continue reading How will the Long War affect America? Will it make us stronger or weaker? Crazy? Unleash our dark side?

The War Nerd shows how simple 4GW theory can be

4GW is simple, despite efforts by practioneers and theoraticians to make it seem complex.  The War Nerd's columns illustrate the simplicity of its use and its remoreseless  efficiency.  Like this one, demonstrating how the moral high ground is usually a key to victory in 4GW. "Rules in the Era of Squeamishness", Gary Brecher ("The War Nerd"), The … Continue reading The War Nerd shows how simple 4GW theory can be