COMOPS Top Posts of 2008

by Steven R. Corman

Below is a list of the top ten posts of 2008 on COMOPS Journal, by page views:

  1. Minerva on the Cheap?
  2. Did the Bad Guys Scuttle Their Own Forums?
  3. Obama Garb Photo Hits AQ Boards
  4. Candidates’ PD Positions Miss the Point
  5. Cracks in The Base
  6. Time to Stop Fooling Ourselves About Salafis
  7. Can Facebook Defeat Terrorism?
  8. New DSB Report on Strategic Communication
  9. al Qaeda’s Talking but Are Americans Listening?
  10. A Bad Year for Dr. Zawahiri

In compiling this list, I noticed that there were seveal posts from 2007 that got a lot of reads this year, including one that had more views than the top 2008 post.  Obviously this means that we are often a year ahead of the curve, and/or that our posts are like fine wine and get better with age.  In any case, here are the 2007 posts that were at or above the page views of #10 above:

  1. Radical Proposal or Same-Old-Same-Old (Note: Perhaps the Obama admin will appoint the commission I proposed)
  2. Analysis: Blogging Better at the State Department (Note: 2008 follow-up series here).
  3. Psyops Tech: Voices in Your Head
  4. How to Win Enemies and Disgust People
  5. The Muslim Brotherhood and ikhwanweb.com

We wish you a safe, prosperous, and happy New Year.

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