Daily Reading List: July 6, 2021

Daily Reading List: July 6, 2021

As part of the Cognitive Raider Initiative we at The Cognitive Warrior Project would like to put together a daily list of articles of varying length that can easily be chosen from to generate conversation and to play a part in developing a more mentally agile warfighter  that embraces the adaptation required for tomorrow’s battlefield.

Today’s list covers topics ranging from preparing for the next war, covering current conditions in Afghanistan and a way to make soldiers invisible (which will now probably not work)! Anyway, there are lots of great articles / podcasts / presentations to choose from today.

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July 6, 2021

Imposing Costs: Unconventional Warfare in the Information Environment – Modern War Institute

A Status Check on the Army’s Preparation for the Next War – Modern War Institute

Access Denied: The Costs of Keeping the Afghan War out of the Media Spotlight – Modern War Institute

Podcast: Back to the Future: Resetting Special Operations Forces for Great Power Competition – Irregular Warfare Podcast

An Evolving Twentieth-Century Profession: Technology after World War II – Modern War Institute

Podcast: Finding Balance – The Spear


Hugging the Old Bear: Updating The American Playbook for the Long Game – The Strategy Bridge

Offshore Balancing with Chinese Characteristics – The Strategy Bridge

Understanding Influence in the Strategic Competition with China – RAND

Quality Measurement Is Key to Improving Chronic Pain Care for Service Members – RAND

Afghanistan at risk of collapse as Taliban storms the north – Long War Journal

Shabaab takes credit for suicide bombing at a Mogadishu cafe – Long War Journal

Hamas defends its military summer camps for children and teenagers – Long War Journal

New Tools to Create Time and Information: “Building the Bike While We Ride It” – War on the Rocks

Warbots: Tactically Brilliant, Strategically Naive – War on the Rocks

John Quincy Adams on Freedom, Independence, and Peace – War on the Rocks

Ronald Reagan on July Fourth and National Unity – War on the Rocks

Abraham Lincoln on Independence and the Civil War – War on the Rocks

Podcast: Security and Insecurity in the Indo-Pacific – Horns of Dilemma

Plutocratic Insurgency Note 13: The Liberal-Democracies Strike Back – Countering Extra Sovereign Corporate Tax Avoidance  – Small Wars Journal

Task Force Oceania Hosts First Annual Symposium – The Civil Affairs Association

Podcast: WRO on Polysilicon, TPA Expiration, and Updates at the WTO – The Trade Guys

Watch: Innovations of the Past_ Amphibious Aircraft and Seaplanes  – Brute Cast: The Landing

Podcast: Women, Peace and Security – Eagles, Globes and Anchors WPS Podcast

The Kaseya Ransomware Attack is a Really Big Deal – Lawfare

Utility of Biometric Assessment Tools in the Army Training System – Grounded Curiosity

You Should Commission – Grounded Curiosity

Assessing Wargame Effectiveness: Using Natural Language Processing to Evaluate Wargaming Dynamics and Outcomes – Divergent Options

Call for Papers: Prevailing in Conflict Below the Threshold of War – Divergent Options

Five Steps to Sustain a Cease-Fire in Northern Ethiopia – United States Institute of Peace

South Korea’s Mysterious Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile Tested From Underwater Platform: Report – The Drive

MREs Are Fine Dining Compared To What Troops Ate In The Revolutionary War – The Drive

Flanker Fighter Appears Among Unmanned Aircraft At China’s Secretive Test Base – The Drive

The British Army’s New Light Howitzer Could Be Unmanned – The Drive

Meet The MC-145B Wily Coyote Armed Special Ops Transport Plane – The Drive

Israel Found a Way to Make Soldiers Invisible – Popular Mechanics

China’s New Mystery Submarine Sure Looks Weird – Popular Mechanics

This AI Helps Police Monitor Social Media. Does It Go Too Far? – Wired

Is the “Dragon Man” skull actually from a new hominin species? – Ars Technica

We hope that you were able to find an good article and please don’t forget to drop a comment below indicating which article you read and why you chose it or thought it was interesting. As always if you have an additional source for information or another article that you think we should be discussing please let us know below so we can link to it to further the discussion.

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