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Afghan wind-down suggested reading list – not good

Updated May 16, 2014

An item in today’s Washington Post by Rajiv Chandrasekaran refreshes our thoughts on the fraught Afghan scene. On these rainy/snowy days such as we are having today, a good idea is to  read these recent volumes to reset one’s perspective on the Afghan and Iraq ventures. Short reviews and the points I see in them. At the link:

http://mediaseentoobook.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/five-must-read-books-on-world-power-politics-and-the-arab-spring-sort-of/

Recent release, “The Wrong Enemy” by Carlotta Gaul  sheds a bright (if unwelcome in some circles) light on the doomed American adventure in Afghanistan and the dark role “ally”  Pakistan has played in the debacle.

 

Russ Imrie, February 6, 2013

distant US Capitol dome

U.S. Capitol SOTU eve, 2011 – photo Russ Imrie

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Domestic drone backers reported to be worried about privacy and security—and drackers!

Disclosure: I am skeptical about privacy protections in say, 10 years from now, if the rush to dronetopia has NO BINDING legal accountability regulation enacted about it now, at the birth of a phenomenon.

Domestic drone backers worry about privacy and security – Nextgov.com.

The domestic UAV industry is exploding (or at least trying to) with police and first responders grabbing FAA permits for deploying all around the country.