March 5, 2009

Don't Plan to Win the War Unless You Plan to Win the Peace

Hat tip to Cobb, an intellectual mentor in the blogosphere, always provoking thinking. This is a fascinating discussion of war and geopolitical crisis management at a 50,000 foot level. I find this discussion deep enough to warn you that you're not going to get all of whats in there watching it just once.

There are some indications that some of these ideas are informing the President's thinking about the future of America's military. How do Barnett's ideas strike you? Is he on to something here about how we should be thinking about the power projection capabilities of the United States in the future?