In case you missed it: Links round-up
- “Putin Accuses Clinton of Instigating Russia Protests” (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/09/world/europe/putin-accuses-clinton-of-instigating-russian-protests.html)
- “War clouds gather in the Middle East” (http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/ML09Ak04.html)
- “Declassified: Nixon Caught Off-Guard By India’s 1974 Nuclear Test” (http://www.asianscientist.com/topnews/national-security-archive-nixon-admin-caught-off-guard-by-india-pokhran-1974-nuclear-test/)
- “Could Playing Videogames Be a War Crime?” (http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/12/video-games-war-crime/)
This is such a blatant example of nerd bait that I’m loath to actually link to it, but Michael Peck does Wired and Danger Room a huge disservice with this story that is almost tailor-mode to generate pageviews. I think the ICRC’s position is wrong (though Rex Brynen at PAXSims disagrees), but Peck severely exaggerates the implications of their position and the commenters on the article seem to buy it up without question. The story would have been interesting enough to warrant a click without turning it into sensationalized “controversy” bait. Shoddy journalism at its finest.
- “India: Possible Misuse Of New TECHINT Capabilities – Analysis” (http://www.eurasiareview.com/05122011-india-possible-misuse-of-new-techint-capabilities-analysis/)