Is a new tech cycle starting that gives barbarians military parity with modern armies?

Summary:  We, like people throughout history, assume that our military advantages are God-given and permanent.  History suggests otherwise.  Today we take a brief look at the past, and speculate about ways technology both gives -- and takes away -- military superiority. Throughout our wars the neocons and their allies repeatedly claimed that foreign powers gave … Continue reading Is a new tech cycle starting that gives barbarians military parity with modern armies?

The threat of insurgents using MANPADS is exaggerated (SOP for our experts)

Summary:  One cause of our America's increasing paranoia are the persistent exaggerations of threats by our experts.   This is another article in our efforts to help readers become better consumers of news. An important role of geopolitical experts is to exaggerate threats to the US.  Failure to do so results in marginalization, being regarded as … Continue reading The threat of insurgents using MANPADS is exaggerated (SOP for our experts)