Rapid Fire 08/21/06

Greetings, earthlings. Back for another round of guest-blogging for Noah, who reports the following: “My honeymoon has been a blast… Pristine beach towns, 2,500 year-old temples, active volcanoes, swimmable grottos, etc. etc.”
Sounds terrible.
Anyway, I’m the editor of InsideDefense.com and its companion NewsStand, for which I write the Insider. I’m also working on a new project, Inside Green Business, and I write regularly for Scientific American.
A little Rapid Fire to start things off:

* Now even missile totals are being kept secret (more on this trend later this week)
* What’s next in ‘the new Middle East?’
* Hezbollah’s cruise missiles ‘reshaping global realities?’

* More money for the Army?
* Write as you fight!
* ‘Radiation Belt Remediation’ plans cause a stir (note: related to this)
* It’s StrongAngel III time this week, in San Diego

Finally, kudos to Eric Umansky, a.k.a. the guy who write’s Slate’s “Today’s Papers” column. Eric is a good guy, a fine journalist and a longtime friend of this blog. (He’s also one of the great practicioners of the mini-headline: This is the guy who once used “Hand Jab” to describe stories on a limp handshake involving George Bush and Jacques Chirac — the kind of headline you can get away with when you publish hours before your editors wake up.) Eric is moving on to a fellowship at Columbia, where he’ll study national security and human rights. Then it’s a year studying Arabic abroad. More here.
Dan Dupont