Please read the latest John's latest assessment of the situation in Iraq: The Window of Controlled Chaos Slams Shut:
Back in 2004, I wrote a brief on how the US, unable to contain the growth of Iraq's open source insurgency, was planning to use loyalist paramilitaries (the Latin American solution) to contain it (this is analysis I repeated a year later in the New York Times)
Because of his experience having been in the first Gulf war and his technology background, John has a very unique perspective to security and where it is going in an age of accelerating change.
Later in the comments, which are worth reading too, he promises:
I'm going to spend some time working on the scenario and will post an expanded version.
This expanded vision will probably be part of his presentation this Friday at the Future Salon. Don't miss it.
A Future Salon has the following structure: 6-7 networking with light refreshments proudly sponsored by SAP. From 7-9+ pm presentation and discussion. SAP Labs North America, Building D, Room Southern Cross, 3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 [map] As always free and open to the public. Improve your commute by sharing it with a fellow Futurist. Check the Ride Board for opportunities. Free and open to the public. Spread the word and see you there.