A key to the power of FM 3-24, the new COIN manual

FM 3-24 provides a basis for DoD's people to describe a society. This is sketched out under "Describe the Effects of the Operational Environment" (3-16 through 3-65+) using standard social science definitions. This is valuable, as we cannot describe that for which we lack the words, and clear language promotes clear thinking.  Ths post discusses … Continue reading A key to the power of FM 3-24, the new COIN manual

The Myth of Grand Strategy

Summary: What would a grand strategy for America look like? This critiques our current policies and Barnett's proposals in terms our limited wisdom and power. It ends with recommendations for design of a modest but functional strategy for America. Contents Introduction What is grand strategy? Primal Strategies Grand Strategies are a Chimera Barnett's Grand Strategy … Continue reading The Myth of Grand Strategy