With the advent of the internet, many common sense understandings about copyright protections and acceptable usage of other writers’ works seem to have flown out the window. Many times I’ve been tempted to just post entire articles or pictures from other websites, but my “following the rules” nature caused me to hesitate. Stratfor authorizes reprinting their articles, so I took the liberty of posting that, but I’ll continue writing my rather boring little pieces about great articles and offering a link. Here’s another very insightful piece by none other than the amazing G. Murphy Donovan (GMD), in which he cuts through the trendy strategic claptrap and hones in on strategic ground truth and our national security demise (from The American Thinker, “The Decline and Fall of National Security”). GMD chronicles the American intelligence demise coupled with the rampant politicization of our top military brass. I would add one other factor to his list – the complete collapse of a shared national security viewpoint among our two main political parties and amongst our populace. Many days reading or watching the news, it sure looks like each side views the opposing domestic political party as the main national security threat rather than any foreign entity. From biblical times to today, that old adage that a house divided cannot long stand presages our demise, unless we can find a way to fix our foundational damage and rebuild a more sound structure – tall order with the fractured polity and populace in America presently.