Out-of-touch moves into No. 1 position over Deficit Spending; Oil Spill tops Health Care Reformer
With the Washington Post?s series on Top Secret America (a Pulitzer Prize for summarizing what everyone already knew) hitting the streets, it?s appropriate to take a quick look at a few of the national security non-profits that operate betwixt and between the public and private sectors, many holding their own classified briefings and conferences. These Washington, DC defense associations operate in similar fashion to the many Think Tanks in the area who are also non-profits. Unlike the Think Tanks though, they have local chapters nationwide housed near many military and defense contracting facilities, as well as major research universities. This potentially provides the defense association?s membership with influence right down to the state and local levels. Through feast and famine their rallying cry never changes: there?s never enough money to meet strategic, operational and tactical objectives or the strategic, operational and tactical requirements are wrong. It?s always about avoiding the next ?train wreck.?
Flash from the Past ( September 21, 2009) by Paul Bonanos
Which predecessor does his rhetoric most nearly echo? The data don?t lie: It?s Ronald Reagan.
Obama Oval Office speech analysis provokes unprecedented response
Austin, Texas, July 2, 2010. The first decade of the 21st century has witnessed a great many terrible, sad and historical events, with a few, unfortunately fleeting moments of great joy sprinkled between the dirges. We have done our best to analyze the impact of these events on the global print and electronic media as well as on the Internet, throughout the blogosphere, and now the emerging social media.