Read the newest Zenpundit post; one of his best!

On COIN and an Anti-COIN Counterrevolution? -- An email discussion (or interview) with Dr. Bernard Finel of The American Security Project ( that link is the blog, here is the main site for the org). COIN, Afghanistan, strategy, tactics, our pool of geopol experts -- Finel touches on all these things and more.  Also with … Continue reading Read the newest Zenpundit post; one of his best!

The perfidy of ABC News (tentative conclusion on a breaking story)

Perfidy:  The act of violating faith or allegiance; violation of a promise or vow, or of trust reposed. ABC News proudly announces what seems likely to be a betrayal of their public trust as journalists, joining the Obama Administration to produce propaganda supporting their proposal for health care reform. If that proves to be true, … Continue reading The perfidy of ABC News (tentative conclusion on a breaking story)

Stratfor writes about “the third war” in Mexico

Here is another insightful article from Stratfor about one of the most important geopolitical dangers to America.  Hat tip on this from Zenpundit's post on "The Colombianization of Mexico" (11 April 2009) -- Excerpt: Colombia went through a similar cycle, opportunistic criminal gangs taking advantage of the accelerating civil war between the Colombian government, FARC … Continue reading Stratfor writes about “the third war” in Mexico

The State Department needs help, stat!

Summary:  Zenpundit writes about one of the major geopolitical problem facing America.  His analysis, like mine and others, misses the key point -- the key challenge.  Describing the problem is easy; describing the solution is difficult. Zenpundit has a typically excellent post up about one of the major challenges in American geopolitics:  "Hillary Should Dare … Continue reading The State Department needs help, stat!

President Kennedy speaks to us about global warming and Climate Science

I recommend this post:  “Openness & Government“, Shane Deichman, at MountainRunner, 26 July 2008 (hat tip to Zenpundit) — Relevant and excellent material, including a gem of a quote.  Excerpt: One of the major opportunities for enhancing the effectiveness of our national scientific and technical effort and the efficiency of Government management of research and … Continue reading President Kennedy speaks to us about global warming and Climate Science