Quote of the week

“Clausewitz’s claim to contemporary relevance has more than the prevalence of civil wars and of conflicts between non-state actors with which to contend…those who now reject Clausewitz, like all those who have done so in the past, do so on the basis of a selective reading of a vast body of material. On War is itself unfinished: the text which we have is a work in progress and its judgments are not consistent. That is the very source of its enduring strength.”

—Hew Strachan

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Tweets of the Week

I’m starting to filter these so they’re not so long, and hopefully of more value to you.

Rosa Brooks ‏@brooks_rosa :  A Drone of One’s Own – By Rosa Brooks | Foreign Policy http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/03/21/a_drone_of_ones_own#.UUuYTV2p-Sc.twitter

 J. Scott Shipman ‏@jscottshipman :  Thus far; excellent: Brunelleschi’s Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture by Ross King http://www.amazon.com/dp/0142000159/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_HbYsrb007PG0M

Text Message Retention Policies http://bit.ly/15x1aTC

What a novel concept: What’s Missing from the Iraq Debate? Iraqis – By Marc Lynch http://atfp.co/YIN7q0

*headdesk* x 100 : Are Urban Explorers Really a Threat to Our National Security? http://bit.ly/YIMWuT

When Technology Overtakes Security http://bit.ly/ZzZDLK

Global Cities of the Super-Rich http://bit.ly/ZAWefG

Booming Asian Cities Are Tugging The World’s Center of Light East http://bit.ly/Y0aqQr

Ebay style feedback could secure military networks http://bit.ly/ZefEDL

Rachel Held Evans ‏@rachelheldevans :  Christianity Today Gleanings: International Justice Mission Wins ‘Landmark’ Sex Trafficking Conviction in India http://buff.ly/ZLzys6

Calestous Juma ‏@calestous :  Global Evolution of Biomanufacturing http://bit.ly/10iNpsi

Small Wars Journal ‏@smallwars :  The Trajectory of Intelligence Practice from DESERT SHIELD to IRAQI FREEDOM to Today http://bit.ly/YpHxcQ  #Iraq #Intelligence

On Modern-Day Slavery: Today We’ve Disappeared by April Yamasaki http://feedly.com/k/XpULGi

Daniel Solomon ‏@Dan_E_Solo :  All politics are local, gendered edition: what role for women in northern #Mali’s insurgency? http://bit.ly/YFL3z1 . (via @sahelblog)

After the Aircraft Carrier: 3 Alternatives to the Navy’s Vulnerable Flattops http://bit.ly/YVOUet

5 Trends That Will Drive The Future of Technology http://bit.ly/Y4cTvm

Three wars that will define America’s future: Silicon, Iron, and Shadow – By David W. Barno http://atfp.co/15ZYu2Z

Tyrannicide and the Lost Republic http://bit.ly/ZsL4cP via @zenpundit

Pitt professor lands $3.4M NIH grant for wearable artificial lung http://bit.ly/WE3rg8

FinSpy surveillance software package: http://bit.ly/15YL732

A consumer’s guide to 3D printers: See:… http://bit.ly/Y0ed2o

Summary article on the state-sponsored Gauss malware: Gauss http://bit.ly/11eYDAy

China’s BGI to Sequence 2,200 Geniuses In Search For “Smart” Genes http://bit.ly/XWYEX9

Marissa Mayer and Einheit:   Desperate measures http://bit.ly/109rYK8

China replaces Britain in world’s top five arms exporters: report http://reut.rs/ZC2qTC  via @reuters

10 Years After the Iraq War, How Has Baghdad Changed? http://bit.ly/116BzjM

This is VERY cool:  Turning a Persian Rug Into a City http://bit.ly/YkzYqU

How Many Steps Do You Really Look Ahead?  http://bit.ly/YNngjW

To COIN or Not? – An FP Roundtable http://atfp.co/115qVcR

Argo http://bit.ly/11a77ZG  @zenpundit gives it a thumbs up.

Potential drought resilience strategies for the Horn of Africa http://bit.ly/WRwcY2

Everyday Leaks From Sewer Systems Lead to Alarming Amounts of Sewage in Our Waterways http://bit.ly/Wy89Mo

Lessons in Self-Defense for Women, From Tahrir Square http://bit.ly/134LTOc

Big Data and You http://bit.ly/ZDWBoH

Ummm…YES!  Should We Set Up Drone Guidelines? http://bit.ly/Wy56Ea

Guess who’s coming to dinner…Bruno Maisonnier: Dancing, tiny robots! http://bit.ly/WufigW

Scary stuff:  How Drones Can Live off the Land for Years http://bit.ly/WufcpF

Biomedicine Update: Progress on the AIDS/HIV Front http://bit.ly/YkJg3d

The Rise of the Cossacks Amidst Russia’s Decline http://bit.ly/ZKsA5i

Agriculture and Husbandry: The Slow-Motion Singularity http://bit.ly/ZKrma0

Washington “Cancels” Fourth Stage of European Phased Adaptive Approach http://bit.ly/ZAKAjP

Science of Digital Fabrication – Materials and Mechanisms: 3D Printing http://bit.ly/XQgg6I 

Tweets of the week ending March 14

A Brief History of Suburbia’s Rise and Fall http://feedly.com/k/XMjx72

News: Why Pope Francis Excites (Most) Evangelical Leaders http://feedly.com/k/13WsoGO

There’s always a catch:

Carbon nanotubes as a potent cancer promoter – new data from NIOSH http://feedly.com/k/16wLe7g

Space junk is a major problem:

FYI, We’ve at least 500,000 objects moving around 18,000… http://feedly.com/k/XcoaDJ

On Secrecy http://feedly.com/k/13YqyW7

Saddam a tyrant, but war was wrong http://feedly.com/k/Xco534

Stuxnet is Much Older than We Thought http://feedly.com/k/16wHN0c

Mission Creep in the War on Terror – By Rosa Brooks http://atfp.co/ZLAwEC

Hacked credit agencies info all over P2P networks http://bit.ly/WKAtfQ

Curious as to @davidgraeber ‘s thoughts on this:

In Defense of Homo Economicus http://bit.ly/ZKRvH7

‏@RobertDKaplan RT @stratfor: George Friedman and Robert D. Kaplan discuss how realism and morality both affect politics http://bit.ly/Znzr66

Will be interesting to see what blowback they get:

Moscow Says ‘No’ To New Mosques http://feedly.com/k/ZPtroy

Nationalism on the Internet http://feedly.com/k/15OfCso

The Future Of E-Commerce For Small Businesses http://feedly.com/k/ZPsHQl

Are We Ready for an Internet Cold War? via bigthink http://feedly.com/k/ZqjEU5

connected-marketing by Chris Anderson:

Peer production, open source,… http://feedly.com/k/ZPskFx

 Pope Francis I, economic crusader http://feedly.com/k/ZqjiNe

Starring Pittsburgh’s own @woycheck :

SXSW, Pittsburgh-style: Guest blog http://bit.ly/YbKUUP

Energy Update: Japan First to Extract Natural Gas from Ice http://bit.ly/13Wudny

Beyond 3D Printing: Self Assembly – Even as 3D is just slowly… http://bit.ly/WnVJ8A

Security Theater on the Wells Fargo Website http://bit.ly/YoFIPG

South Africa’s economic outlook in 2013 http://bit.ly/15MHo8t

Why and how to map the new economy in your city http://ow.ly/iR7HY

Reflections on “The Future of Evangelicalism” http://bit.ly/15MHkWk

Interested in #foodsecurity ?  You should probably see this movie:

What ‘food industry’ actually means http://bit.ly/16s633H

Why Big Data Marketing Can’t Do It All http://bit.ly/YnFkAZ

The Outsized Role of Britain in the Modern World http://bit.ly/13W01c7

Excellent infographic on tomorrow’s world:

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130102-tomorrows-worldhttp://bit.ly/XtQFm6

 “Iraq In The Year 2023″ Simulation Executive Summary http://bit.ly/15MGpVT

And so it begins: China plans first commercial trip through Arctic shortcut in 2013: http://bit.ly/Y9ivyy

5 big problems of big data http://bit.ly/16s4GBW

Why It’s Nearly Impossible to Make GPS Work for India http://bit.ly/13Tbbhl

Hacking Best-seller Lists http://bit.ly/16s413m

Window Cleaning Robots Making Their Way To Skyscraper Happy United Arab Emirates http://bit.ly/15MET6e

Cisco IP Phone Hack http://bit.ly/16pNhtK

Cool concept:

Can Floating Architecture Save This Nigerian Slum? http://bit.ly/XoZs8W

I’d say very much.

Iraq 10 Years Later (1): How Culpable is Academic International Relations? http://bit.ly/15KCkSg

Energy Update: New Molten-Salt Reactor Company a Spinoff from MIT http://bit.ly/16pye2Z

Never thought this was realistic:

The SysAdmin was meant to be “light” http://bit.ly/16py5wC

Whither China-US relations?

The Good Ol’ Cold War http://bit.ly/Yj7OvC

“The Logic of Surveillance” http://bit.ly/15KBRzu

CMU unveils CHIMP designed to help in a disaster http://bit.ly/XoXvt3

Links – AI & Robots http://bit.ly/13RsoYH

Technological trends in agriculture http://bit.ly/16pvgvp

SpaceX’s Grasshopper Rocket Launches, Hovers, and Lands [Video] http://bit.ly/YpPZrC

By the author of the excellent Wired for War, @peterwsinger

The Global Swarm – By P.W. Singer http://atfp.co/Yf7TAh

Environment Update: New Study Indicates Northern Vegetation is Changing with Rising Temperatures http://bit.ly/Yf7Pka

Why the Afghan ‘peace conference’ idea keeps bombing http://bit.ly/Y6ntw3

Gizmos & Gadgets: 3D Desktop Scanning Makes Replicating 3D in Print a Lot Easier http://bit.ly/10E0VZF

Peter Ellyard – Rapid Prototying the Future http://bit.ly/Wi2JUD

What do STEM employers want? http://bit.ly/YnJVjj

The elder entitlement conundrum: raising retirement age doesn’t get you what you want http://bit.ly/YnJw0t

James Bridle on the Canon Drone http://sto.ly/ZueNQ2

If We Want Competitive Economies, We Must Manage Our Water Better http://bit.ly/ZfxFDZ

WWF plans to use drones to protect wildlife | Environment | The Guardian http://bit.ly/YdwcPl

Iranian leader brings the crazy, via @hipbonegamer on @zenpundit :

Chavez and the Second Coming? http://bit.ly/YdxkCg

Is Software Security a Waste of Money? http://bit.ly/YW3Sh4

Embracing the Autocatalytic City http://bit.ly/ZfxeJC

Infinity Journal is always worth a read:

Strategic Theory Monday Twofer http://bit.ly/16m8HHX

Fearsome UK Robot Aircraft Is Semi-Autonomous and Will Fly in 2013 http://bit.ly/16m8C7j