For your pleasure:
- Long, interesting post from Dmitry Gorenburg on conflict at the Russian Academy of Military Sciences.
- I suspect that Hamas and Hezbollah will be delighted by the opportunity to bleed Israel of $25000 at will. Tactically impressive, but quite likely to be a strategic failure.
- Partially contra Krugman, the US military excelled at lots of different tactical tasks in World War II. It would be best to say that the US military was an outstanding learner, and became very proficient at many jobs as the war proceeded.