Daily Reading List: July 8, 2021

Daily Reading List: July 8, 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 include Cyberspace, the continued Taliban Initiative, The Assassination in Haiti and a look back at the Iraq War via FRONTLINE.

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July 8, 2021

The Tyranny of Battle Drill 6 – Modern War Institute

Remembering the Geography in Geopolitics and Indo-Pacific Discourse – The Strategy Bridge

Cyberspace is an Analogy, Not a Domain: Rethinking Domains and Layers of Warfare for the Information Age – The Strategy Bridge

Watch: Understanding Policy Responses to the National Disinformation Challenge – NSI

Biden’s Troubled Southeast Asia Policy Needs a Reboot – RAND

What Xi Jinping’s Communist Party Valedictory Speech Can Tell Us About His Conception of China and Its Role in the World – RAND

Taliban assaults northern provincial capital – Long War Journal

Podcast: Ep. 52 — Mapping the Taliban’s Offensive – Generation Jihad (June 25)

Another “Crisis” in Civil-Military Relations? – War on the Rocks

An American Force Structure for the 21st Century – War on the Rocks

“Hackerman”: How diverging cyberspace portrayals influence the ADF’s perception of cybersecurity and the cultural ramifications of these judgements – The Forge

Responding to the Next ‘Unprecedented’ Event; The Case for Compassion and Emotional Intelligence in Leadership – The Forge

07/07/2021 News & Commentary – National Security – Small Wars Journal

07/07/2021 News & Commentary – Korea – Small Wars Journal

Casebook on Insurgency and Revolutionary Warfare – ARIS Studies

Pivoting to Cities: Why CARE Is Addressing Urban Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa – Center for Strategic and International Studies

Haiti police battle gunmen who killed president, amid fears of chaos – Reuters

Analysis: N.Korea reshuffle signals military policy not top priority now, analysts say – Reuters

EXPLAINER: Assassination threatens more chaos for Haiti – AP

Haiti police kill four after Jovenel Moise assassination – DW

Birds are dying in the United States and no one knows why – DW

The Takeaway: Does Iran want to scuttle nuclear deal talks with militia attacks in Iraq? – Al Monitor

Houthis’ unmoved so far by US diplomacy to end Yemen war – Al Monitor

Iran hosts Afghan government, Taliban for talks – Al Monitor

China to US: Two can play at technological war – Asia Times

US-Iran proxy war rages back to life in Iraq – Asia Times

Hybrid war could replace ‘forever war’ in Afghanistan – Asia Times

A magnet for exploitation: Haiti over the centuries. – The New York Times

Security Council expected to discuss Ethiopia’s dam Thursday – Africa News

Regime Change Is Not an Option in China – Foreign Affairs

Spies Like Us – Foreign Affairs

Chronicle of a Defeat Foretold: Why America Failed in Afghanistan – Foreign Affairs

America leaves Afghanistan on the brink of collapse – The Economist

Water Wars: No One in the Mood for Compromise in the South China Sea – Lawfare

As Troops Withdraw from Afghanistan, the UN Needs to Act – Just Security

With Syria’s Last Aid Crossing on the Line, Can U.S., Russia Make a Deal? – United States Institute of Peace

Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Funds Redirected By Army To Buy New Humvees – The Drive

American Troops Have Evacuated Afghanistan, but They’ve Left Their Pokémon Behind – Popular Mechanics

Boston Dynamics, BTS, and Ballet: The Next Act for Robotics – Wired

Watch: Bush’s War – FRONTLINE

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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