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Category: National Security

What I’m Reading – April 2017: Veterans Entrepreneurs, Organizational Study, Media, Baseball, Kung Fu, and Star Wars

A wrap-up of articles I found most interesting this month. How Veterans Turned Entrepreneurs Are Disrupting The Pentagon’s Weapons Program – Fast Company, 4/3/2017 This was my favorite read of the month. Having been in the defense contracting world for several years, I understood the inflexibility of contracting – where the military defines their problem […]

What I’m Reading – January 2017: Military, Media, Star Wars, and Beer

A wrap-up of articles I found most interesting this month. (I promise few if any articles on the new American president.) Why America is Self-Segregating – Data Society Points, 1/5/2017 I could write a lot about this article. Researcher Danah Boyd explores America’s drift into social segregation by using examples of the military, military contracting, […]

What I’m Reading – December 2016: Analysis, Intelligence, Media, Protests, and Comedy

A wrap-up of articles I found most interesting this month. America’s National Security Agencies Under Trump: Lessons from the Nixon Administration – War on The Rocks, 12/21/2016 War on the Rocks takes an interesting look at distrust between the president-elect and intelligence agencies. So far, Donald Trump has shown hostility towards intelligence organizations. During the […]

What I’m Reading – October 2016: Weaponized Media, Populism, Cyber Attacks, and Asian Hip-Hop

A wrap-up of articles I found most interesting this month. War Goes Viral: How social media is being weaponized across the world – The Atlantic, November 2016 This was my favorite read of the month. Authors Emerson T. Booking and P.W. Singer explore the relatively new phenomenon of social media manipulation. Booking and Singer discuss […]

What I’m Reading – September 2016: Messaging, Spin, Racism, Literature, and the Insane Clown Posse

A wrap-up of articles I found most interesting this month. Google’s Clever Plan to Stop Aspiring ISIS Recruits – Wired.com, 9/7/16 This article discusses Google’s efforts to gear search results to anti-ISIS propaganda. Through a Google sub-company named “Jigsaw”, Google is attempting to persuade potential ISIS recruits towards anti-ISIS videos and articles. As a key […]

What I’m Reading – August 2016: Geopolitics, Technology, Messaging

A wrap-up of articles I found most interesting this month. The End of Globalization? The International Security Implications – WarOnTheRocks.com, August 2 (Geopolitics, Economics, Social Movements) For years, I studied globalization. Following the Cold War, it was the framework of the new geopolitics. The global economy was supposed to be a place of free trade […]

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