September 11, 2013  

Cyber war debate | Joint force C2 | AFRICOM to U.S.?

On Monday, Brookings hosted a great panel around Thomas Rid’s “Cyber War Will Not Take Place.” Here’s BreakingDefense’s writeup, here’s Brookings’ uncorrected transcript, and here’s the audio recording in podcast form.

Brit MP Tobias Ellwood carries the banner for aircraft carriers in general, and a second active Royal Navy carrier in particular, in this RUSI piece.

Just a few weeks after Naval War College prof Milan Vego identified some holes in joint doctrine, DoD released an update: ““Command and Control for Joint Maritime Operations” (Aug. 7, 2013).

Harvard’s Belfer Center rounds up the best reasons it could find for and against military intervention in Syria.

Should AFRICOM HQ stay in Germany? GAO argues it’d be cheaper to run from the continental U.S. (via Stars & Stripes).

Warlord’s Quote of the Day

“Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.” — Samuel Johnson, The History of Rasselas

Contributed by Priscilla Guthrie, formerly Director of the Information Technology and Systems Division at the Institute for Defense Analyses. From a list compiled by the Warlord Loop, a private email forum for national security experts.

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