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Who Cares About the Cuban Missile Crisis?

Who Cares About the Cuban Missile Crisis?

Kingston Reif |
Oct 09, 2012 |

Well, the big day is nearly here. I'm getting married this weekend, to be followed by a 10 day honeymoon in Italy. That obviously means there will be no blogging from me for the next 2.5 weeks or so, lest my soon-to-be wife never speak to me again. But the beat must go on. Usha, Laicie, Nick, Rachel, and Eve will be holding down the fort while I'm gone.

Military Culture and its Implication for the Future Force

Military Culture and its Implication for the Future Force

by Peter J. Munson
October 8, 2012

For an organization facing a period of significant transition, during a time of continued resource advantage and undefined threat, coming on the heels of the traumatic experiences of two ambiguous-to-unsuccessful wars, adjustments to culture will be critical to the success or failure of any reform efforts.

Carl von Clausewitz, Meet Albert Einstein and Max Planck - Replacing the Center of Gravity Concept with a Quantum Mechanics Military Theory and Its Implications

Carl von Clausewitz, Meet Albert Einstein and Max Planck - Replacing the Center of Gravity Concept with a Quantum Mechanics Military Theory and Its Implications

 

Grant Martin

October 3, 2012

 

For a while now we have been telling ourselves that Counterinsurgency (COIN) and Irregular Warfare (IW) are “different”, “more complex”, and even the “graduate level of warfare”. Although I disagree with the latter two terms, I do think COIN and IW are different than traditional (or conventional) warfare (though I think in reality warfare is much more fluid than we give it credit for).

The Iraq Action Team: a model for monitoring and verification of WMD non-proliferation

The Iraq Action Team: a model for monitoring and verification of WMD non-proliferation

Rolf Ekeus ,
3 October 2012

 

The UN Security Council first took the initiative to create its own verification disarmament unit under the provisions of Resolution 687, adopted after the Kuwait war in 1991.

How to Advance Civil Liberties Without Blowing Up Earth

How to Advance Civil Liberties Without Blowing Up Earth

Conor Friedersdorf
OCT 2 2012

My colleague Robert Wright poses a difficult question. It's easy to say that some transgressions, like killing innocents, are so objectionable that they render any politician who commits them unfit for support. It sounds good to avow that "some actions are so ruinous to human rights, so destructive of the Constitution, and so contrary to basic morals that they are disqualifying."

Multi-National Corporations and Stability Operations: A New Role

Multi-National Corporations and Stability Operations: A New Role

by Jason Thomas
October 1, 2012

 

Introduction

United States foreign policy is underpinned by a three-pronged strategy of diplomacy, development and defence within an era of extremely tight US fiscal and budget constraints.

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