A powerful article by the War Nerd about our odd leaders & lost wars. Limited time only!

Summary: I recommend reading these two valuable articles by the John Dolan (aka the War Nerd) at Pando. They are an entertaining autobiography, but also provide a valuable outsider's view of our society and our wars. They're only ungated for a limited time.  Post your reactions in the comments. Part one tells the personal stories of … Continue reading A powerful article by the War Nerd about our odd leaders & lost wars. Limited time only!

The hidden origin of the fires burning in the Middle East

Summary: After our many failures in the long war that we began after 9/11, with the Middle East aflame, a few voices ask if our actions during the past few decades contributed to this disaster. They ask us to open our eyes to see our actions in this region -- long a centerpiece of US … Continue reading The hidden origin of the fires burning in the Middle East

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

Monday morning specials – interesting reading to start your week

Some randomly interesting things for your Monday morning reading Best article of the year about use of US navy (added as an update) Animated map of Middle East history Good news about the environment! The War Nerd is back 1.  Best article of the year about use of US navy "From the Desk of the Armchair Admirals", by Galrahn at … Continue reading Monday morning specials – interesting reading to start your week

What did we learn from the Russia – Georgia conflict?

Here are some useful comments about the conflict between Russia and Georgia.  IMO just Russia reasserting is traditional sphere of influence, into which the US was foolishly expanding. Contents "The Russo-Georgian War and the Balance of Power", George Friedman, Stratfor, 12 August 2008 "South Ossetia, The War of My Dreams", Gary Brecher (The War Nerd), The Exile … Continue reading What did we learn from the Russia – Georgia conflict?