Opinio Juris (which is a big deal in international law circles), I am getting far more traffic than I had anticipated. I thought that it might be useful to explain what this blog is all about. This is not my first blog. For years I wrote on faith issues at my "Guy in the Pew" blog, and was also the "weekend corespondent at the Episcopal Cafe's "The Lead" news blog. I also had an Office blog when I was the Air Force General Counsel (which sadly folded after I left that office). While in private practice, however, I did not feel I had time to go back to blogging. After finding myself doing several long posts on Facebook that were very well received, I thought I should give this blogging thing another try.
My intended audience for this blog is not for other national security practitioners. There are plenty of existing blogs and websites that already do a good job of reaching that audience. Instead, this blog will be written for the same audience as my Facebook posts: people like my friends and family who have never had a national security job, but are curious about what is happening in the world. I certainly hope that true experts like Kevin Jon Heller come join the conversation (and correct my inevitable errors), but my blog will be successful if I help explain the often surreal world of national security and foreign policy to the curious folks like my Facebook friends.
I do allow comments, so please join the conversation.
(And by the way, that is me in the back seat of the F-15E you see above--one of the coolest experiences as Air Force General Counsel)