Friday, April 23, 2010

As good as being there: Army War College Strategy Conference YouTube channel

Remember that conference where I was pal-ing around with Martin van Creveld? No? Well, me neither, or at least probably not as well as I should. Lucky for me, the Army War College has its own YouTube channel, complete with extensive video from the conference.

Some highlights:
  • Carafano craps on conference concept
  • Vlahos* acts like a total nut
  • Standard Hammes (which is always worth your time)
  • Nathan Freier, who I thought gave pretty much the best presentation of the conference

There's a lot of good stuff there, so take a look. I'm hoping to delve back into a few of these subjects in greater depth now that I've got this resource.

*Readers will no doubt be disappointed to note that this is Mike Vlahos (who is nuts), not Kelley Vlahos (who is not nuts, just contrarian, and also a little bit hot).

14 comments:

  1. Gulliver, I believe that Kelley Beaucar Vlahos is married to Michael Vlahos.

    SNLII

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  2. Gulliver, I believe that Kelley Beaucar Vlahos is married to Michael Vlahos.

    Noted with interest. SNLII's always looking out for me!

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  3. Word to the wise: girlfriends do occasionally read this blog.

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  4. This is being empirically tested, ANV. So far, the consensus seems to be that she's "hot."

    I have no opinion on this because I'm not sexist.

    SNLII

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  5. ANV = Another Nutty Vlahos?


    SNLII

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  6. ANV = Another Nutty Vlahos?

    Ha! You have too much time on your hands. (But alas, no.)

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  7. To be clear SNLII, the claim was only that she is "a little bit hot." Though Gulliver's alas-ing might nonetheless annoy said girlfriend.

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  8. Though Gulliver's alas-ing might nonetheless annoy said girlfriend.

    Just for the record, "alas" =/= "unfortunately."

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  9. I'm not sure that this helps you, Gulliver.

    SNLII

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  10. I'm pretty sure it doesn't. But we can all enjoy watching him dig the hole deeper.

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  11. I really do enjoy reading this blog...and this is partly why! Thanks for sharing highlights.

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  12. I also enjoy reading this blog. Gotta say I've missed Schmedlap's contributions this week!

    Distilled

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  13. Oh Gulliver.

    I don't think all of that came out quite as you may have meant it too....

    I second the enjoy reading this blog above - for the heads-up to the kinds of things you are reading and listening to, and for some of the ensuing silliness in the comments section.

    Is Schmedlap taking an internet vacation or something? Well, good for him! Filthy habit - the internet.

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  14. Gulliver, you said that Jerrmy Black eviscerated Vlahos in the Q & A, which weren't included in the Youtube's presentation of the conference, I would appreciate it if you would elaborate on that as I wasn't at the conference. Thank you in advance for so doing

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