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

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:


 “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