Here are some of the more popular posts from the archives of The Adventures of Chester, in chronological order. They are notable for either their arguments, the attention garnered in other parts of the blogosphere, or the degree of response from readers:
Zarqawi: Be very afraid . . . is really the post that got things rolling around here. Not long after starting this blog, I predicted that the Second Battle of Fallujah would occur immediately after the US presidential election in 2004. When It did, I live-blogged the whole thing for about two weeks straight. This post was the first of those efforts. For more, see my October and November archives from 2004.
Reflections on the Flash Presentation on The Anbar Campaign: This strangely-titled piece is actually a comparison between the remarks of two brigade commanders in Iraq and a "news" piece in Time magazine.
Globalization and War was submitted to a little symposium held by ZenPundit in the fall of 2005.
Sinking Feeling is not really unique for its commentary, but because it received more reader response than any other Adventures post before. It considered what will happen between the US and Iran, and readers really weighed in with a variety of opinions.
The Key Strategic Question made the case that the key strategic question of our times is whether Islam is compatible with democracy. It generated a heavy response.
Iran Extravaganza Post was also about the looming conflict with Iran. It considers the issue from four different angles, each of which uses a different academic source to illuminate the crisis.
Taken together, Israel's Beka'a Dilemma and Game, Set, Match: Hezbollah's Demise Has Been Decided more or less summarize my two predictions during the Israeli-Hezbollah War of 2006: that the war would not spread beyond Lebanon (correct!) and that Israel had been given diplomatic room to destroy Hezbollah (perhaps correct, but it seems they did not take advantage of this opportunity if so).
A Nuclear Leviathan in the Pacific spent some time examining the nature of security relationships in the Pacific Rim, and in particular, considering the notions of adding Asian states to NATO, and of Japan going nuclear. It was cited by the Council of Foreign Affairs' web site.
The Autumn of the Patriarch considered the future of the state given the proliferation of proxy warfighting organizations. There were a number of very interesting comments as well.
As time passes, this page will be updated with other notable posts, if there are any.