What should we expect from President Obama?

Update:  Buried in this was a remarkably accurate prediction about President Obama.  Red emphasis added. This question surfaced during an email exchange with the always interesting Dan Tdaxp (here is his blog).   We can only guess at the answer, but I believe blogs provide a valuable service for America — one that we will need in …

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Quote of the day: this is America’s geopolitical strategy in action

This 2300 word essay by George Friedman of Stratfor shows the essence of America’s geopolitical engine, the heart of the War on Terror.  I strongly recommend reading it.  The end is especially worth pondering.  More than just reading it, I recommend mailing copies to your elected representatives along with letters of outrage. “Al Qaeda, Afghanistan and …

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ABCDs for today: About Blitzkrieg, COIN, and Diplomacy

Here and here I discussed our tactical retreat in Anbar Province of Iraq.  Dan Tdaxp raises an interesting and valuable question (here) about this:  what does “retreat” mean in 4GW? The previous generations of war occured in physical space.  We plot their course on maps, using lines and arrows.  A  3GW “retreat” means movement away from geographic objectives.  Can we …

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Good news about Iraq

In Surrender in Al Anbar province I described the tactical retreat we made in Anbar, and why it may prove a wise move.  History shows that apt tactical retreats have ocassionaly led to strategic gains, and often ended fruitless and expensive engagements. While a big step backwards in terms of our strategic goals — to establish a strong, friendly Iraq State — this …

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