links for 2007-07-18

Old vs New Media

Naming the source for the quotes is Old Media-style attribution, on the Web we should give link-back to the original blog (New Media-style attribution) [x]

Radio Pirate

…the easiest way to circumvent national rules at the moment is to invest in a Wifi radio, which is still pricey, costing about 220 euros… [x]

links for 2007-07-17

On small wars

Prompted by this paper summarizing reaction to David Kilcullen’s latest on « surge in Iraq » in Small Wars Journal, here is a list of references:

  • Commentary, « America’s premier monthly magazine of opinion and a pivotal voice in American intellectual life. Since its inception in 1945, and increasingly after it emerged as the flagship of neoconservatism in the 1970’s, the magazine has been consistently engaged with several large, interrelated questions: the fate of democracy and of democratic ideas in a world threatened by totalitarian ideologies; the state of American and Western security; the future of the Jews, Judaism, and Jewish culture in Israel, the United States, and around the world; and the preservation of high culture in an age of political correctness and the collapse of critical standards. »
  • « The Institute for the Study of War is a private, nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution whose goal is to educate current and future decision makers and thereby enhance the quality of policy debates now and for future generations [which] sponsors research and educational programs, publishes reports, and maintains a website« 
  • Jules Crittenden is a Boston Herald editor and columnist who has reported on politics, crime, science, foreign affairs, and maritime and military matters in the United States, Asia, the Balkans and the Middle East who blogs at Forward Movement
  • BlackFive is written by an anonymous (?) IT specialist, ex-cavalry officer
  • OPFOR is a blog maintained by two military journalists, aided by some other contributors
  • The Weekly Standard is the preeminent political journal in America (according to Slate) an publishes a blog here.
  • American Thinker is a daily internet publication devoted to the thoughtful exploration of issues [like] National security in all its dimensions, [t]he right to exist and the survival of the State of Israel (…) Business, science, technology, medicine, management, and economics in their practical and ethical dimensions [and] the state of American culture.
  • The Gate is an (ambitious) new offering from launched on May 1, 2007
  • I won’t present Wired‘s own defense blog, Danger Room.
  • Michael J. Totten’s Middle east Journal
  • Westhawk is a blog written by a private investor. Formerly, the global research director and portfolio manager for a large, private, U.S.-based investment firm. Former U.S. Marine Corps officer: infantry company commander, artillery battalion staff officer.
  • abu muqawama
  • Merv Benson is a former general counsel to two different public companies[who] built a house in the country and blogs at PrairiePundit.
  • Defense and the National Interest [aims] to foster debate on the roles of the U.S. armed forces in the post-Cold War era and on the resources devoted to them (…) to help create a more effective national defense against the types of threats we will likely face during the first decades of the new millennium. Contributors [are] active/reserve, former, or retired military. They often combine a knowledge of military theory with the practical experience that comes from trying their ideas in the field. This is one of the best sources of info on 4GW

links for 2007-07-07