Must-Reads

December 16, 2013  

Judge raps NSA | Top 100 influencers | Terror stats

A U.S. District Court judge finds that the NSA’ phone metadata gathering appears to violate the Fourth Amendment prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures. (Politico)

Defense News has a list of the 100 most influential people in the U.S. defense-policy world.

Daveed Gartenson-Ross outlines the trouble with terrorism statistics. (War On The Rocks)

It never hurts to be reminded, as Daniel Steed does here, that anything you can think of, enemies can imitate. (War On The Rocks)

And a few good ICYMI pieces from last week.

Warlord’s Quote

“The old are often suspicious of the young and do not welcome criticism, yet without criticism, both destructive and constructive, there can be no progress.” — J.F.C. Fuller, Generalship, Its Diseases and Their Cure

Contributed by Lin Todd, who specializes in the Middle East, counterinsurgency, and counterterrorism, and is an advisor to U.S. Government departments, agencies, and international organizations. From a list compiled by the Warlord Loop, a private email forum for national security experts.

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