The Best Defense

How we think about our wars matters

A comment from Christopher Swift, national security thinker at U. Va., has me thinking: "If we don't define the war we're engaged in, then the war will invariably define us."

Is this true? If so, we probably should be paying more than intermittent attention.

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The Best Defense

Quote of the day: To improve the U.S. military, brutally examine its assumptions

"The identification and exploration of anomalies is essential to military innovation. . . . The irony is that in seeking relentlessly to prove our assumptions wrong, over time we are more likely to have the right assumptions."-Andrew Hill and Charles D. Allen in the July issue of ARMY magazine.  

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