A few quick links, from several scattered sources - posting these more so I can read them again later than anything:
China's problem with quality control
Why work is like a video game
A new approach to Iraq
Great posts by Tom on China (read the WashPo article he links to understand better) and on "abusive intel"
John Robb on MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) in the Russia v. Estonia computer attacks
And for my readers who hate reading, here's Mr. T in a Tank...
And my favorite blog of the day, Passive-Aggressive Notes