- The LA Times’s story on Medical Diplomacy looks like more of the same, just this time it’s in our own hemisphere and not in Africa, SE Asia, or Central Asia. (and T P M Barnett shouldn’t be surprised at how much civil affairs work the USN is doing… clearly he’s not reading MountainRunner 🙂
- A few people talked up the Dutch-style of reconstruction: NYTimes story by C. J. Chivers (sub req’d), the PCR Project, and Public Diplomacy Watch picked up the story, to name three. (Update: + Enterprise Resilience Management Blog)
- PCR Project also posted on potential problems of the militarization of humanitarian aid, namely the safety of the civ aid worker because the bright line ain’t so bright anymore. (was it SecState Powell doing something to dim the line? or was it CJCS Powell that did it?)
- On the topic of militarized humanitarian aid, such as CivMil’s posting on this VOA story, is a good post by CivMil on setting standards, accountability, and regulation in the non-mil humanitarian aid sector.
- The Global Incident Map got fresh publicity from David Kaplan’s Bad Guys blog. I just wish this would go online for maritime incidents from IMB (details of incidents here from CargoLaw).
- The Small Wars Journal blog looked at renaming the “GWOT” last week. (now why hasn’t my religion-neutral suggestion hasn’t gotten any traction?)
On now for something completely different…
- The rabbit died. Well, actually a dozen died, killed actually and eaten not by starving North Koreans as a new staple but as exotic food by DPRK’s leadership. That’s one big rabbit… you’d need more than the