Monday, July 10, 2006

Free Book!

Awwwww, Greyhawk beat me to it. Picked this up this AM from NPR (yes, NPR). Follow the NPR link to listen, and download the book. Being that I am feeling all pouty about being scooped, I am going to be lazy and steal most all of Greyhawk's post from MilBlogs. So there!
O people! The viciousness of the Russian soldier is twice that of the American soldier. If the Americans suffer one tenth of the casualties the Russians suffered in Afghanistan and Chechnya, they will flee and never look back. That is because the current structure of the American and Western armies is not the same as their structure during the colonial era. They have reached a stage of effeminacy that makes them unable to sustain battles for a long period of time, a weakness they compensate for with a deceptive media halo.
Essential milblogger reading: The Management of Savagery (also translated as The Management of Barbarism) is an "al Qaeda handbook" authored in 2004 by Abu Bakr Naji and found on al Qaeda web sites. It's been translated by William McCants of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. McCants' work was commissioned by the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard.

You may want to first read "Stealing Al-Qa’ida’s Playbook."

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