2002 Manwaring (US) Asymmetry, Conflict, and the Need to Achieve Both Vertical and Horizonal Integration

The outline below does not do justice the rich spontaneous presentation that Col Dr. Max Manwaring of the Strategic Studies Institute shared with OSS ’02. Dr. Manwaring may well be America’s top authority on both “uncomfortable small wars” and on “gangs against governments.” He is the originator of the six generations of warfare (the US …

Review: Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions)

Elinor Ostrom 5.0 out of 5 stars 6 Star Collective Common Sense Relevant to CYBER-Commons Not Just Earth Commons, May 27, 2014 I read this book shortly after I had read Stop, Thief!: The Commons, Enclosures, and Resistance (Spectre) and my first impression is that the book should be re-issued in 2015, a quarter-century after …

SchwartzReport: No One Trusts Washington on Climate Change – Loss of Legitimacy is EXPENSIVE

The ongoing disinformation campaign financed by carbon interests such as the Koch brothers, combined with the corruption of every branch of our government, has left us in this condition. No One Trusts Washington on Climate Change CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL, Senior Editor – Financial Times (U.K.) In the age of the Iraq war and Obamacare, the government …

Berto Jongman: Frederick Kagan on Why US Has Failed to Defeat Al Qaeda

Missing the Target: Why the US Has Not Defeated al Qaeda Frederick W. Kagan, TESTIMONY American Enterprise Institute, 8 April 2014 All conditions are set for a series of significant terrorist attacks against the US and its allies over the next few years. But that’s not the worst news. Conditions are also set for state …