Could viral video and wikis be the key to successful, 21st century counterinsurgency?  RAND thinks so!  Byting Back — Regaining Information Superiority Against 21st-Century Insurgents: RAND Counterinsurgency Study — Volume 1.

Chapter Five, “Embedded Video,” and Chapter Six, “A National Wiki,” look particularly intriguing.  Of course, by “intriguing” I mean “sounds like a stretch” and “smells like desperation.”  I could be wrong.  I haven’t read the report yet.  But from the abstract and some other reviews I’ve read, it sounds like your typical add wikis and stir approach.

-SL

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