Editor’s Note: Reboot
As you might have noticed, the title has changed. As has the theme. This is indicative of a new focus on this page; I hope you’ll find my new content, explained below, a bit more fulfilling (and frequently-posted) than before.
“The Wire” refers to the security perimeter surrounding a military FOB, or Forward Operating Base. Military operations are conducted “outside the wire.” This is where split second decisions are made – where saving lives trumps grand strategy.
Outside the wire, idealism meets reality and succumbs to it in full. Academia has a very small role there. This blog recognizes that primary shortcoming; I have rebooted the page in an effort to show how ivory tower security theory can sometimes mesh with on the ground decision making, and also how it frequently fails. This is a place for my analysis of global security issues, and critiques of others’ analysis. While I admit that I will likely stray from those stated purposes occasionally, I plan to keep my information relevant and academically interesting for those that share my passion for international security issues.