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One step beyond Lind: What is America’s geopolitical strategy?

Part X of a series about America’s new Long War First, we would have to adopt a realistic strategic goal, one that might be attainable. The present strategic goal of turning Afghanistan into a modern, secular, capitalist state with “equal rights for women” and similar claptrap lies in the in realm of fantasy. — William …

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The bad news is that Lind’s good news is wrong

Part VI of a series about America’s new Long War But if my assumption is valid and al-Qaeda’s leadership wants to change course (in Anbar) but cannot, we may have found a seam in 4GW entities we can exploit. It will not exist in all 4GW organizations; gangs, for example, often have tight top-down discipline. …

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America takes another step towards the “Long War”

Summary:  This report is just a sketch, some thoughts that hopefully spark discussion about America’s rush to war. It proposes the following: There is as yet insufficient evidence that America is threatened sufficiently to justify the large-scale mobilization of citizens that we call “war.” There is insufficient public evidence that al Qaeda or Islamic jihadists …

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The Fate of Israel

Summary:  This is chapter two in a series of articles about grand strategy in our era, when 4GW has become the dominate form of war. This post shows the difficulty of distinguishing strong from weak in 4GW, and that choosing a wrong grand strategy can be terminal for a state.  It could easily prove fatal for …

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