"My first reading love was ancient history. At an early age, I developed an interest in the human record and I became particularly fond of Greek and Roman accounts. These subjects were so engrossing that I frequently was guilty of neglecting all others."
Feature article detailing the online operations of the Islamic State and the diverse set of actors who seek to stop them. Also explores the nature of effective viral propaganda and the exploitation of communication platforms by terror groups through history. With P.W. Singer. (Popular Science)
Consideration of complications for U.S. defense planning in Syria following commencement of Russian air strikes and expansion of Russian ground presence in the region. (Defense in Depth, Council on Foreign Relations)
Review of "Ghost Fleet," a futuristic thriller by P.W. Singer and August Cole. (Defense in Depth, Council on Foreign Relations)
This interactive traces base and overseas contingency operations (OCO) spending from 2001-2016 (projected) in 2015 dollars. It compares this with "boots-on-the-ground" numbers and estimates from these years. Additionally, it charts OCO as a percentage of total defense spending. (Defense in Depth, Council on Foreign Relations)
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