Another brilliant essay by William Lind: " If Wishes Were Horses. . .", #285 in his series On War, 8 December 2008. The FM site has many articles on the two themes he discusses. Of esp import now is reform of the State Department -- the necessary element for success of Obama's policies. Links to … Continue reading Lind explains why Obama’s foreign policy will fail
Summary: Zenpundit writes about one of the major geopolitical problem facing America. His analysis, like mine and others, misses the key point -- the key challenge. Describing the problem is easy; describing the solution is difficult. Zenpundit has a typically excellent post up about one of the major challenges in American geopolitics: "Hillary Should Dare … Continue reading The State Department needs help, stat!
Summary: a quick look at the basis of America’s post-WWII grand strategy, and why it no longer works. Ninth in a series of notes , we discuss solutions. Regeneration America is a State, not a person. The arrow of time points only one way for an individual, but nations are reborn every generation. It's outside … Continue reading Thoughts on fixing America’s national security apparatus
here is an important new report on a subject of vital importance to America, one that has been much-discussed here. "Ready, Aim, Foreign Policy", a joint publication from the Center for International Policy, the Latin America Working Group Education Fund, and the Washington Office on Latin America (March 2008) -- "How the Pentagon's role in foreign policy … Continue reading Ready, Aim, “foreign policy” away
M E M O R A N D U M To: Ambassador Crocker From Manuel Miranda, Office of Legislative Statecraft Date: February 5, 2008 Re: Departure Assessment of Embassy Baghdad Foreign Service and the State Department's bureaucracy at the helm of America's number one policy consideration. You are simply not up to the task, and … Continue reading Truly cracked advice to the State Department, receiving wide applause