A good point . . .
A concerned reader emails the following: "I am worried your articles would be helpful to the enemy. I know your intentions are good and it must be tempting to show off your knowledge. But maybe the best thing for the country is not to give away the tactics and strategy that flows from what you were taught and your experience. I hope this is received well, my intentions are good." This is an excellent point and I take no offense. I have often thought of these issues and will use my best judgment in offering tactical analysis. Quite honestly, I think that the chess pieces are already in place and there is little of value the enemy would be able to glean from my site. The time to move forces and shape the battlefield is past. The die is cast. Also, tempo is not on my side. By the time I offer comments on news reports, the next stage of the assault is already being prosecuted. I certainly don't want to "show off" for its own sake, I just want to help people interpret what is happening. Most of the media looks for the headline-making explosions and offers little in the way of trying to discern patterns. My template for this is Strategic Forecasting, Inc. which offers in-depth analysis of global affairs based on open-source news and tips. I appreciate and welcome any comments about these issues (troop safety vs. speech). I am going to have to withhold my post on insurgent strategy. It's not ready for the light of day yet. I am also signing off for the evening. My next post will be between 6:30 and 7:30 am central time. I will continue live-blogging tomorrow, but it will be interrupted by periods of employment. Good night!