Posted on March 1, 2012 by
Welcome to IISS.
For those of you who have seen this acronym before this is not the group in London. This is the Isenberg Institute of Strategic Satire. I have a longstanding interest in military, national and international security, and foreign policy issues.
Like most of you I think the current state of global carnage is bad. Bad for little kids, bad for business, bad for environment et cetera. But what to do about it? We’ve tried all the usual things, appeals to morality, ethics, basic human decency and none of that seems to work.
My motto: Let’s stop war by making fun of it. The nice thing about doing this is that, as they say at the Pentagon, it’s a target rich environment.
I’ll have more to say in that regard on future blogs. But this site will continue the private military and security contracting issues focused blog, originally started on the Security Contracting Network site.
Given the numerous claims – some, but not all of which are true – made by PMSC advocates you can see why the subject is of interest here at IISS.
Enjoy and, if so inclined, feel free to contact me.