Thursday, 13 January 2011

Buying Peace?

Kings of War blog: Department of War Studies, King's College London
Fantastic idea. Instead of directly thinking about buying shiny new equipment, or planning a shift in doctrine, it would be great if the armed forces of the world are able to start from the basis of how much the change will enable "more peace" (bad English notwithstanding).

Really needs a paradigm shift (I hate to use this overused phrase), and apt since I'm currently in camp, undergoing reservist training...

Monday, 3 January 2011

The Defense of Jisr Al-Doreaa

Picked up a gem on New Year's Eve at the Central Public Library by chance, while waiting for a dinner gathering that evening.

Written in the style of The Defence of Duffer's Drift, The Defense of Jisr Al-Doreaa is a great tactical guide book on counterinsurgency. The fictional story in the form of 6 recurring dreams allow a platoon commander to learn 16 lessons, step by step.