Center for Strategic Communication

Pete Turner on “Collecting Instability”

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“] Pete Turner of The Break it Down Show had a powerful post that encapsulated what is wrong with the American approach to intervention in foreign societies, both in terms of our aid and development programs as well as COIN and military...

An Absurd Column by Walter Pincus

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“] Walter Pincus, taking notes for the embattled bureaucrats of the creepy-state here: ‘Front-Page Rule’ is unprecedented in U.S. intelligence community  ….“Accountability and secrecy” were two watchwords a former senior...

What We Are Reading

U.S. carrier starts Philippine storm relief as Aquino comes under pressure Stuart Grudgings / Reuters   A U.S. aircraft carrier “strike group” started unloading food and water to the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines on Thursday, as President Benigno Aquino faced...

Vlahos: Forty years of the Fighter Mafia

[by Mark Safranski a.k.a “zen”] Kelly Vlahos, the often sharp-penned defense columnist at The American Conservative, has written an excellent tribute to Colonel John Boyd and his Acolytes: 40 years of the Fighter Mafia ….Boyd and Christie started the group...