The best news is that the United States remains a healthy, vibrant, vigorous society. So in a real pinch, we can still pull ourselves together. Unfortunately, it will probably take another big hit. And a very different quality of leadership. — Eliot Cohen fantasizing about a Man on a White Horse (Nov. 2006)
We’ve been meaning to write about this for a week or so. DHS is asking the public for help. Readers here might be especially helpful to them. DHS is asking anyone, individual, company or other organization, to submit ideas on how DHS can best start and sustain a public conversation about cybersecurity. The deadline is [...]
The House lights came up. People are blinking. What’s your last round order? Obama’s sticking with Shirley Temples. Note: the kitchen is closed. No more ‘Colin Powell Needs To Be WH Chief of Staff Burgers’.
Our friend Leon Hadar has an interesting take on a David Remnick piece describing a stream of consciousness ramble from Avraham Burg, the former Speaker of Israeli Knesset and the son of a renowned Zionist and religious-Orthodox figure. This continues the related dialogue by Philip Weiss in Amcon. Apart from these fine pieces (we don’t [...]
The Army Old Guard is not happy. General McKiernan handed his pistol is a yet another ‘once in a generation’ shock. When asked if the dismissal ended the general’s military career, Mr. Gates replied, “Probably.” Fred Kaplan might exaggerate that Obama’s replacement of commanders in Afghanistan could determine his Administration’s future. He is absolutely right [...]