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Jim Molan's excellent adventure

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13 July 2009 10:54

Or, a very short study in blog networking and influence.

Maj Gen (Retd) Jim Molan's 'Thoughts on operations in Afghanistan' appeared on The Interpreter on 6 July. It was excerpted on the Small Wars Journal blog the next day (a site favoured by UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband) where, clearly, lots of people read it and linked to it on their sites.

One of the first to recommend it was a Canadian military-themed blog, The Torch, and from there it made its way to a Canadian Army online forum. World Politics Review found Jim's piece via Small Wars Journal too, and that piece was cross-posted on Progressive Realist. An American blog called Democracy Arsenal picked it up too. And finally, yesterday, the UK newspaper The Guardian linked to Jim's piece in a post on their politics blog.