links for 2011-01-12

January 13, 2011
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    10:Metering leaders get together on interoperability standards 
    9:PJM smartens up transmission grid with more synchrophasors 
    8:Smart grid demand response: Why today’s leaders are at risk as DR 2.0 emerges 
    7:Beyond metering: 10 pretty darn interesting stimulus-funded smart grid projects 
    6:Lessons from LinkedIn: Industry folks (not utilities!) need to a make a better business case 
    5:Are we building the grid @$$ backwards?
    4:GE's smart grid strategy: Cool little pieces, no glue
    3:Smart energy device testing taking off: Explosive global growth predicted
    2:Cisco smart grid strategy: The grid's first operating system
    1:SmartGridCity meltdown: How bad is it?
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  • David Finkel, Reporter, Washington Post
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    When President Bush announced a new military strategy for Iraq in July 2007 dubbed “the surge,” it immediately drew both supporters and critics. Yet few are as intimately familiar with the surge as journalist David Finkel, who spent eight months embedded with the 2-16 infantry battalion deployed on the outskirts of Baghdad as part of this new strategy. Finkel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Washington Post, will discuss his book, <i>The Good Soldiers</i>, which provides his account of the war as experienced on the ground. He details the successes, struggles and psychological traumas of soldiers on the front lines, while underscoring the cognitive dissonance between the violent reality taking place on the ground and the abstract policy debates back in Washington.  
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