I keep a few links to blogs I read on the right side. I've recently been shifting them around but they are still not in any order that my Third Grade teacher would be proud of. You may note in the next few days that Bill Roggio's The Fourth Rail will be moved closer to the top. I encourage you to read Bill's fine work, especially now that he is back as an embed in Iraq.
In addition to his excellent embed posts, I also commend his work on the accelerating crisis in Somalia, including this post.
I don't know Bill, though I have exchanged couple of emails with Bill and someday I hope to meet him in person. In the meantime, keep reading him. I know I will be.