Author of Military, Inc., Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa, was due in the Bay Area to give talks at Stanford (Sep 28) and Berkeley (Oct 1). See here:
Unfortunately, Dr. Siddiqa fell seriously ill in New York and could not come to California. FOSA sent cancellation notices, but organizers still met at Stanford venue to entertain those who did not get the news.
David Merritt, author of 20th Century American Struggle 21st Century Hope, read excerpts from Military, Inc., and talked about his travel observations in Pakistan.