I spent today at and around our soon-to-be-not home with my daughter. Revisions to my book manuscript have been moving along nicely, so I thought it would be a good idea to give my wife some relief. My daughter’s not only, as she will proudly inform anyone who will listen, “two,” but also manifesting anxiety about moving in all sorts of strange ways. My wife needs some serious downtime and work time.

My daughter, unfortunately, decided that she wanted to spend time with “mommy-daddy,” my wife got no work done, and by the end of the day I was seriously contemplating taking up drinking.

All of this amounts to a long-winded way of explaining why I’ve been posting quick, news-aggregator-esqe updates.

I also want to make sure to call attention to the really good posts written by other members of the team that have now been pushed further down the splash page. If you haven’t read them yet, be sure to take a look at:

Rodger’s “The Ladder of Escalation”, Peter’s “More thoughts on Israel and Lebanon”, and Bill’s posts on why American military threats ain’t what they used to be.

Also check out Jonathan Edelstein’s important post on his much-higher profile blog, “The Head Heeb,” about the growing danger that we might see regional escalation in the Horn of Africa.

I’m cooking up a longer post that deals with, among other things, the Vietnam analogy and Iraq–but not the one you’re probably expecting.

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