An e-mail asked me why Intel Dump is listed in two different categories in the Blogroll. Phil Carter (who just passed the bar in California, yay Phil) was in the 4th Infantry division when he was active duty. I first noticed him during the IraqWar, when he was invaluable for translating bullshit-to-English from the Centcom briefings and in-field quotes from officers.
Phil belongs in the "Politics" section because most of his writing conerns the military and law -- and these days, that's a political footbal. But he's in "Research" too because he's much more of a source to other sources for me. Read Intel Dump for a week and you'll wind up linking to Defense tech sites, civil rights sites, legal sites, international studies ... and always find some clear, concise discussion of very important issues you've probably never considered before. It's one of the few must-read's for me every day.