Do all dictatorial capitals fall in the same way?
1. Start getting your ass kicked 2. Deny anything is going wrong 3. Declare the enemy has been massacred at the gates (no gates actually exist) 4. (Dictator for life slips out very, very quietly) 5. Gunshots as “good guys” roll in heard during last press conference of the state’s Minister of Propaganda 6. “Liberators” take the place but haven’t a clue as to...
Yon has lost his mind. Again.
I’m not going to link to it here, but Michael Yon just posted to Line of Departure (I’m sure you’re all familiar with it) with a about a dozen detailed pictures of dead Afghans (presumably Taliban) titled “Battlefield Forensics.” Not even so much as a warning that the pictures are quite gory and probably not safe for work according to most employers’ standards....
George Will thinks we've lost the UK, too →
Anyone following the SDSR business in the UK could see this coming. Although I don’t think anyone thought the folly of their defense cuts would be proven so soon as they were in Libya. To reiterate a question I posed when the report came out: should America begin looking elsewhere for a special relationship? Or can the UK and rest of Europe become as reliable as we’d like and need?
National security podcast list →
Thanks to Jimmy Sky for putting this together.
Birther zoomie not getting court martialed? →
How is this clown not getting a court martial? He committed a number of violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, to say nothing of the going AWOL. Sounds like the Air Force was trying to get this guy out of their hair.
I’ve been feeling somewhat encumbered by the main fora in which I’ve been writing. I’m not savvy enough to post thoughts and links into 140 characters and I don’t always have time to write decent blog posts. So I thought I’d give this tumblr business a shot and here we are. I expect that I’ll be discussing the things I usually do on Ink Spots: maneuver warfare,...