Yes, I owe Ben Wittes a response to his exceptionally thoughtful replies to my Awlaki posts. But I was swamped today by some investigative reporting and a bit of kinda-spot news for Danger Room. For now, go read both of Ben's posts.
In the meantime, some home news. After a frustratingly long effort, I finally own Attackerman.com. That means in the very near future, this blog will migrate over there. And it won't just be this same thing in a new spot. I've been working for months with a first-rate design team to make the relaunched blog both beautiful and -- especially for a reader -- functional.
A founding assumption is that readers in 2011 and beyond who want incessant, short-take posting will want that via Twitter and Facebook, so we'll have full integration with my feeds; and readers who want more considered (but not buttoned-up) takes on national security will want that from Attackerman itself. And they'll want the blog to look good, from both the layout of the posts to the fonts to the colors to the placement of all the functionality. Finally, I'll have all my archives back -- from the long-lost ThinkProgress era in '08 through my time at FDL to today -- and there will be places for my WIRED and long-form work, too.
We're not ready to relaunch immediately. And I'll totally need your feedback when we do. But this long 2011 nightmare of an ugly blog with an ugly URL is almost over.