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Papers (> 1000 words) and Notes (< 1000 words) offer perspectives and solutions

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Note #15. Tracking Chinese and Russian DisInformation: Hamilton 2.0 Reloaded

This Note paraphrases today’s webinar from the Alliance for Security Democracy on Hamilton 2.0, a dashboard on Russian, and now Chinese, disinformation.

March 31, 2020
Stick & Rudder #3. An All-Effects Strategy Against COVID-19.

COVID-19 is an advanced threat against humanity, requiring a broad-based combination of effects to defeat.

March 29, 2020
Note #14. Machine-learning a Video: “The Corona Virus and the Impact on the Global Supply Chain”

This Note analyzes complex linkages in a YouTube video from the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics: The Corona Virus and the Impact on the Global Supply Chain.

March 24, 2020
Paper #21. Informatizing Operations: The Other Half of All-Domain Warfare

Warfare has become all-domain, all-effects, and all-information. This reality is thriving in a comfort zone outside our entrenched concept of a “threshold of armed conflict.”

March 23, 2020
Paper #20. Competing with Analog Weapons in a Digital Arena? How to Gain Advantage.

Let’s explore how to gain advantages by comparing analog and digital characteristics of the Information Environment (IE).

February 27, 2020
Paper #19. From Jargon to Jointness: Understanding the Information Environment and its Terminology.

The Department of Defense (DoD) spends much time and effort trying to make sense of the Information Environment (IE). This effort is not new.

February 27, 2020
Paper #18. Artificial Intelligence & the Need for Proactive Doctrine.

US Joint Operations doctrine about the Operational Environment (OE) omits the agency of artificial intelligence (AI). How is this a problem?

February 4, 2020
Stick & Rudder #2. A Basic US Strategy Toward the Koreas.

Both North Korea and South Korea seek self-reliance and alignments with main powers. From that take-off point, I recommend this basic US strategy toward the Koreas:

January 28, 2020
Note #13. Waiting to Win; Being Proactive.

Waiting to retaliate against use of force is a losing strategy by itself. The problem is, reacting to attacks fits prevailing outdated expectations of warfare.

January 22, 2020