Best Defense

The Best Defense award for new national security blog goes to ‘War on the Rocks’

The Best Defense award for new national security blog goes to ‘War on the Rocks’

At a time when a lot of defense blogs are fading away like old soldiers, it is nice to see a new one launched and doing nicely. In awarding “best new national security blog” to “War on the Rocks,” our judge (me) cited it as consistently readable and thoughtful. Here is a nice item it had the other day on fiction about war.

And as long as we are on the subject, here is Adrian Bonenberger‘s list of the 10 best contemporary war novels.

Also, here is a good article from Washington’s City Paper by Rob Kunzig about the lives of young vets in D.C.

I’ve bought Phil Klay’s Redeployment, but haven’t yet started it, in part because I am wary of diving back into Iraq issues, but also because my current pleasure reading is Count Basie’s autobiography, which is fun but long.

(Hat tip to Deb Cummins)