First, there's American grand strategy (and I use the term loosely - if I can get enough time, I'll write that in-class essay up into a blog post and go into more detail on that). Here are the most recent editions of the documents that inform American grand strategy:
In the last sixteen months, there have been several major policy papers released to guidea shift in American grand strategy. There have also been plenty of commentaries. So, being a strategist-in-training, I need to read it.
Oh, yeah, and I've got SND, so that means I have plenty of additional reading specifically for that:
Researching for and writing that in-class essay, and re-reading part of Sloan also reminded me of a lot of documents and concepts from my brief naval career years and years ago. I have no legitimate reason to read all of this right now, but I sure want to try... Because, who knows? Maybe I'll wind up analyzing naval strategy when I grow up. Anyway...
Oh, yeah, and there's a bunch of additional strategy stuff that I'd like to read... At some point... Maybe this semester... ? Probably not.
As I've noted, I'm doing my group presentation for GSI on the GCC/PSF, so I probably ought to get up to speed on that particular topic. Or, you know... Further up to speed?
I'm probably going to do my dissertation on the Dhofar Rebellion, and CN Odin and I are still putting one foot in front of the other on our journal article, which means plenty of reference material on Dhofar, Algeria, and counterinsurgency.
Oh, and how 'bout some recreational stuff? 'Cause, y'know... I totally have plenty of time for that.
Ugh. And these are just the PDFs. And this doesn't include the various military risk management field manuals I'll have to start reviewing at some point. Or the traditional/dead tree books. Basically, I have no justification to blog, or to have a social life, or to sleep, or... Ehhhhh, it's all about risk management, time management, and prioritization. On the plus side, since it's on my Kindle, I can read it anywhere, and I can also read the various non-time-sensitive bits once the semester is over.
As usual, I have my hands full.