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» Destroying the Cancer: from Pajamas Media
Blackfive uses social network theory to understand the inner workings of the Jihad and how the key to fighting it is not merely killing its nodes but splitting it up.... [Read More]

» Web Reconnaissance for 04/24/2007 from The Thunder Run
A short recon of what’s out there that might draw your attention. [Read More]

» COIN and Emergent Networks from Winds of Change.NET
Grim has a great post on COIN at Blackfive. Armed Liberal is jealous, recommends it highly. [Read More]

» COIN and Emergent Networks from Winds of Change.NET
Grim has a great post on COIN at Blackfive. Armed Liberal is jealous, recommends it highly. [Read More]

» White Flag Harry Reid: We're Losing This War, and the Troops are Liars from Confederate Yankee
"Senator Lost" Harry Reid, has unilaterally declared that the Iraq War is lost. Uh, Senator... how would you know and other top Democrats know, when you continue to skip briefings? What's curious is that congressional Democrats don't seem much interest... [Read More]

» White Flag Harry Reid: We're Losing This War, and the Troops are Liars from Confederate Yankee
"Senator Lost" Harry Reid, has unilaterally declared that the Iraq War is lost. Uh, Senator... how would you know and other top Democrats know, when you continue to skip briefings? What's curious is that congressional Democrats don't seem much interest... [Read More]

» COIN: The Gravity Well from MilBlogs
Over at BlackFive, I posted a model for visualizing COIN Theory. This came out of a discussion with a fellow at PACOM who was trying to explain all the various systems analysis/emergent theory/organic models that various genuises have come up... [Read More]

» Iraqi jihadist farms out daughter for prostitution UPDATES from ITM, Pajamas, Jo and Michael Yon from Pros and Cons
Unfortunately, it worked, though apprently she wasnt good enough to get all they wanted without furhter inducements. Anhyhow, this jailed jihadi snagged an American with his baited hook, as it were. course, the girl is no... [Read More]

» Submitted for Your Approval from Watcher of Weasels
First off... any spambots reading this should immediately go here, here, here, and here. Die spambots, die! And now... here are all the links submitted by members of the Watcher's Council for this week's vote. Council link... [Read More]

» Submitted for Your Approval from Watcher of Weasels
First off... any spambots reading this should immediately go here, here, here, and here. Die spambots, die! And now... here are all the links submitted by members of the Watcher's Council for this week's vote. Council link... [Read More]

» Submitted for Your Approval from Watcher of Weasels
First off... any spambots reading this should immediately go here, here, here, and here. Die spambots, die! And now... here are all the links submitted by members of the Watcher's Council for this week's vote. Council link... [Read More]

» The Council Has Spoken! from Watcher of Weasels
First off... any spambots reading this should immediately go here, here, here, and here. Die spambots, die! And now... the winning entries in the Watcher's Council vote for this week are Cornelia, Mother of the Gracchi by ... [Read More]

» Watcher's Council results from The Colossus of Rhodey
And now... the winning entries in the Watcher's Council vote for this week are Cornelia, Mother of the Gracchi by Bookworm Room, and COIN: The Gravity Well by Blackfive. All members, please be sure to link to both winning entries... [Read More]

» The Wins - It's Late, But Not Too Late from Big Lizards
Amazingly enough, the Watcher's Council again avoided imploding, falling asleep for forty years à la Rip Van Winkle, or emigrating en masse to Zimbabwe to take on Bobbie Mugabe. Instead, we lolled about and voted... and here is how the... [Read More]

» Watcher's Council Results from Rhymes With Right
The winning entries in the Watcher's Council vote for this week are Cornelia, Mother of the Gracchi by Bookworm Room, and COIN: The Gravity Well by Blackfive. Here is a link to the full results of the vote. Here are... [Read More]

» The Coalition of the Willing from Watcher of Weasels
As you may or may not already be aware, members of the Watcher's Council hold a vote every week on what we consider to be the most link-worthy pieces of writing around... though I don't actually vote unless there happens... [Read More]

» Council speak 05/11/2007 from Soccer Dad
First of all, I missed last week's council vote. Last week's Council winner was Cornelia mother of the Gracchi a history lesson and plea for greater respect for the roles mothers play in society. Last week's Council Runner up was After Iraq by Done wit... [Read More]

» $14.4M to Help US SOCOM in the Philippines from Defense Industry Daily
Contingency Response Services LLC in Irving, TX received $14.4 million for Task Order 0001 under a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity Global Contingency Services contract N62742-06-D-1113. The task order i... [Read More]

» Watcher's Council results from The Colossus of Rhodey
And now... the winning entries in the Watcher's Council vote for this week are Cornelia, Mother of the Gracchi by Bookworm Room, and COIN: The Gravity Well by Blackfive. I actually had to cast a tie-breaking vote in the non-council... [Read More]

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