DNI Relaunches

Defense and the National Interest, the real one, not the faux site now at d-n-i.net, has relaunched courtesy of our friends at the Project on Government Oversight (POGO).

For the time being, it’s an archive — new content isn’t being added — and we’re still in the process of tracking down some of the original files.  Please let POGO know when you find broken links.

When DNI launched in 1999 it was unique:  The only site devoted to furthering the concepts originated by the late USAF Col John Boyd, and its original mission was to house Chuck Spinney’s commentary that applied Boyd’s strategy, and his own insightful analysis, to issues concerning national security.  Today, there are any number of sites that provide cutting edge commentary, including zenpundit, John Robb, Tom Barnett, and Fabius Maximus.  Please visit them and contribute.

POGO’s press release announcing the reposting of DNI follows after the fold.

July 12, 2010
For Immediate Release
Contact: Keith Rutter, (202) 347-1122 or email pogo@pogo.org

POGO Launches (Re-Opens) Defense Resource Website

The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is proud today to re-open an incredible resource on national security issues: Defense and the National Interest (DNI).

Created in 1999 with initial funding from POGO, DNI served as a forum to discuss issues regarding the military, particularly military spending and waste. The site began as a collection of commentaries by Franklin C. (Chuck) Spinney, who served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense from the mid-1970s to 2003, and Colonel John Boyd, a former fighter pilot and icon of the military reform movement.

DNI grew into a thriving community, eliciting commentaries, insights, and healthy debate from Pentagon insiders and active, reserve, former, and retired military. Although the site’s founders recently decided it was time to put down their keyboards, POGO has since gone in to preserve this valuable resource.

Now, we invite you to stop by DNI and have a look around. The site is still receiving comments from visitors.

Chuck Spinney received POGO’s Good Government Award in 2003 and Colonel Boyd was posthumously inducted into POGO’s Good Government Hall of Fame.

Founded in 1981, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is an independent nonprofit that investigates and exposes corruption and other misconduct in order to achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government.

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