Must-Reads

December 3, 2013  

Fanning the flames of COIN | Land warfare in A2/AD | Plans vs. planning

Mark Stout draws together various threads of the recent COIN debate, and urges more. (War On The Rocks)

Just a reminder: “Plans are worthless but planning is everything.” Richard Fontaine puts the upcoming National Security Strategy update in context. (CNAS)

Two colonels, one Army and one Air Force, team up for the long but interesting “A Role for Land Warfare Forces in Overcoming A2/AD” (Military Review)

Joel Brenner takes a detailed look at policy questions surrounding the NSA.(Lawfare)

Zachary Keck: “To date, nuclear weapons have spread more slowly than most anticipated. And the pace is slowing even further.” (The Diplomat)

Warlord’s Quote

“What is life without honor? Degradation is worse than death. We must think of the living…and see that…we transmit to them the freedom we have ourselves inherited.” — T.J. “Stonewall” Jackson.

Contributed by Command Sergeant Major (ret.) Rob Rush of the Army Military History Center, who recently completed two tours as I Corps Command Historian in Iraq. From a list compiled by the Warlord Loop, a private email forum for national security experts.

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