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    two interesting videos: ...

    two interesting videos:

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=233_1200515138

    http://dodvclips.mil/?fr_story=FRdamp240491&rf=sitemap
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    I understand your points. I'm not going to...

    I understand your points. I'm not going to respond on economics because i think its pretty clear neither of us are going to convince the other. The only thing i will say is that there is a big...
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    Phantom Phoenix

    I heard brief announcement of this NPR and tracked down some articles

    the official press release:
    http://www.mnf-iraq.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16298&Itemid=128




    some...
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    Ken, I see you're point on the balance between...

    Ken, I see you're point on the balance between government and intervention. The thing is, though, that capitalism needs to do more than continue to meet the needs of the middle classes in the...
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    i think this is bit dishonest to Klein and makes...

    i think this is bit dishonest to Klein and makes her seem analysis seem more conspiratorial than it is. She doesn't say that crisis is intentionally triggered but that the crisis is used as the...
  6. i think its is important to note that many people...

    i think its is important to note that many people view counterinsurgency warfare as a liberal gloss over the tactics of brutal colonialism colonial conquest and, historically, it isn't incorrect....
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    I think Robert "Blowtorch" Komer in Bureaucracy...

    I think Robert "Blowtorch" Komer in Bureaucracy at War talks about this. Also the three books directly on Phoenix (Andrade's Ashes to Ashes, Moyar's Birds of Prey and Valetine's Phoenix Program) all...
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    I would find this a lot more compelling if there...

    I would find this a lot more compelling if there was more than logical speculation about the current political moment. That said, the article does raise one important point: that the decline in...
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    i understand the subfields of intelligence and i...

    i understand the subfields of intelligence and i know how central interrogations are to human intelligence. I just think interrogations, especially as when they drift more towards torture, corrupt...
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    The Defense Intelligence Agency? Maybe even the...

    The Defense Intelligence Agency? Maybe even the State Department? Really, i don't think is something US, as a liberal republic, should be doing. I understand the arguments for aggressive...
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    jedburgh, i understand your points and i think...

    jedburgh, i understand your points and i think they're fair enough but do you know of any economic analysis any work similar to this that you think is superior?
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    CIA is an intelligence agency. It shouldn't do...

    CIA is an intelligence agency. It shouldn't do everything the Military doesn't want to do. The CIA are not interrogators. One would hope they would have learned this from Vietnam. It seems the CIA...
  13. Here is CS Monitor article that might be of...

    Here is CS Monitor article that might be of similar interest as the Atlantic articles

    http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0816/p09s02-coop.html
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    I have been researching Homeland Security very...

    I have been researching Homeland Security very seriously for about 6 months now. There are no general audience books written on the subject, although there are some text books. I hope to fill that...
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    You're probably right, I am not all that familiar...

    You're probably right, I am not all that familiar with Hamas to evaluate her or your claims. Her thesis is probably too board to be proven but at the same time i think there is some worth to trying...
  16. Does anyone think the PRTs are similar to the...

    Does anyone think the PRTs are similar to the Revolutionary Development Cadres in Phoenix Program during Vietnam?
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    The book is an economic analysis. it maybe be...

    The book is an economic analysis. it maybe be limited economic determinism to a degree but i don't think that makes it sweeping and monocausal. Napoleni talks about the emergence of codified...
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    Here is a good article about the DSH Intelligence...

    Here is a good article about the DSH Intelligence Fusion Centers, which the FBI is actively involved in. i know in some states the FBI office physically houses the fusion center and it is principally...
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    Terrorist Finance

    Terror Inc. by Loretta Napoleoni

    Has anybody read this? I think its a pretty great economic analysis of the other side of the War on Terror/

    A teaser quote from the preface:

    "...over the...
  20. Also the so-called "Indian Wars" of US history ...

    Also the so-called "Indian Wars" of US history

    Pequot War (1635-1637)
    King William's War (16891697)
    Queen Anne's War (17021713)
    Chickamauga Wars (17761794)
    NW Ordinance War (1787-1795)...
  21. That's were Edward Lansdale earned his status...

    That's were Edward Lansdale earned his status COIN expert and propelled him to Vietnam.

    I just read Edward Lansdale's Cold War:Culture, Politics, and the Cold War by Jonathan Nashel. It's...
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