In episode 40 of the Covert Contact podcast Phil Walter joins me to discuss some of the concepts laid out in his recent post on Blogs of War about ungoverned spaces and how they’re viewed from a national security perspective. Phil challenges some of the lazy assumptions and imprecise thinking on the topic. We dig a little deeper, and explore the possible implications of it all, in this episode.
Phil has served in the military, the intelligence community, and the inter-agency. His written works are catalogued on Storify and archived at philwalter1058.com. I highly recommend them if you are at all interested in national security issues. You can follow Phil on Twitter @philwalter1058.