Archive for May, 2016

Germ Warfare

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

A new article for The New York Daily News: Imagine the Zika virus as a terror weapon

On Michael Ian Black’s Podcast “How to be Amazing”

Friday, May 13th, 2016

How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black – Episode #30 Max Brooks

Tomorrow’s smart minefields, a new article for the Modern War Institute

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Preparing for the ‘Pure Risk’ of Tomorrow’s Smart Minefields

A Marine’s Message

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Just returned from the Atlantic Council Global Strategy Forum and the best part was a note given to me by a young Marine officer named Angelica. Here’s a part of it.

“Being a Marine, surrounded by Marines, I forget that we are unusual. I forget that most Americans don’t know how the setting sun colors the endless sky in the middle of the Afghan desert or what the tiny sand particles feel like as they crash onto your face in the middle of a suffocating sandstorm. Most Americans wouldn’t recognize the sound that bullets make as they fly all around you or that feeling you get in your stomach and in your heart when you truly don’t know if you’ll get to complain about evening chow. I rarely allow myself to wonder if society thinks about us and our experiences.”