Penguin: Two Al Qaeda Book Reviews — Bunches of Guys Losing the Deep Battle of Ideas? + Celebration of Max Manwaring

09 Terrorism
Who, Me?
Who, Me?

Worth a read, key insights apart from the summary of the books’ contents.

Bunches of Guys

Owen Bennett-Jones

Phi Beta Iota: The US Government is still not structured to focus on the center of gravity: legitmacy (needed) and corruption (must be eradicated). Absent intelligence (evidence-based decision-support) with integrity (holistic coherence), the US Government will continue to be a vehicle for transferring wealth from the taxpayer to the 1% and their various political and corporate fronts. “Keep the money moving” rather than “defend and support” the Constitution, the Republic, and the public interest, will continue to be the inherent function of the government as now comprised.

See Especially:

2003 Manwaring (US) War & Conflict: Six Generations

2002 Creveld (IL) Twenty-Four Theses on Intelligence

Max Manwaring: Translating Lessons Learned in Colombia and Other Wars Among the People: Confronting the Spectrum of 21st Century Conflict

Reference: Max Manwaring on Strategy & Insurgency

Review: Environmental Security and Global Stability–Problems and Responses

Review: The Complexity of Modern Asymmetric Warfare

Review: The Search for Security–A U.S. Grand Strategy for the Twenty-First Century

Review: Uncomfortable Wars Revisited (International and Security Affairs Series) (Hardcover)

Who’s Who in Peace Intelligence: Dr. Col Max Manwaring, US Army Strategic Studies Institute

See Also:

2013 Robert Steele: Concise Summary of Three Paths to a Prosperous World at Peace

2012 Robert Steele: Addressing the Seven Sins of Foreign Policy — Why Defense, Not State, Is the Linch Pin for Global Engagement

Berto Jongman: Does Terrorism Work? What Do They Want? + Meta-RECAP

Berto Jongman: US Special Operations Command Goal — Prevent Wars, Bottom Up Community Based Resilience — Never Mind Strategic-Level Blunders, Ideology, & Predatory Policies, Drones, Dictators…1.1

Chuck Spinney: Richard Falk on USG Learning Disability

Graphic: Information Operations (IO) Eras

Mini-Me: Smart Young People See Government as Corrupt and Ineffective — World On the Edge of a Sweeping Revolution

Reference: Frog 6 Guidance 2010-2020

Review: Defense Facts of Life–The Plans/Reality Mismatch

Review: Guiding Principles for Stabilization and Reconstruction (Paperback)

Strong Signals: Truth or Tyrannicide + RECAP