COIN Part III & Military History

Can one be too excited about an Army Manual?

Apparently MountainRunner can be and is....

Is it wrong to be excited that the US Army / Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual came in the mail today? It probably is, but I am.

He also offers even more good reads on counterinsurgency from the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS).

In addition to all the great John Nagl links I posted yesterday, it appears as if he will be a speaker at the Pritzker Military Library in a couple of weeks.

The Pritzker Military Library Presents
John Nagl discusses / signs LEARNING TO EAT SOUP WITH A KNIFE
Saturday, July 14th, 2007
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDST Program / Live Web Cast
Pritzker Military Library
610 N. Fairbanks Court
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Now if you are not in Chicago don't worry, as you may have noticed, it will be presented as a live webcast.

For those who have never seen their website, Pritzker is an indispensable military resource.

I discovered Pritzker purely by chance, as I was searching the iTunes Store for military related podcasts. They exist as a real brick and mortar library in Chicago, which offers a collection focused on "history of the military, military fiction, and the military's current practices as part of the belief that Citizen Soldiers are an essential element of a democratic society."

They also offer a tremendous number of live events on site featuring military authors and historians, as well as 'Front & Center' symposiums on varieties of military issues, and lastly their invaluable 'Medal of Honor' series presenting living history through the words of actual CMH winners. One of this year's events was 'Military Blogs: Independent Voices or Security Risk?', which featured Matt from Blackfive.

The best part is that all of these events are webcast, and all are archived viewing on the web. Check out the previous events for 2006 and 2007, as well as upcoming events.

Check them out. You will not be disappointed.

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