Profoundly insightful piece. This is precisely the type of examination that is regularly dismissed in the Pentagon both before and after the fact. It directly addresses multiple specific points that require consideration, thus making it ‘overly academic’ as far as the various commands and the politicians are concerned. They like things simple. It’s easier for them to make decisions when situations are presented as not being excessively complex. Unfortunately, geopolitics, politics in theater, the decision to go to war and warfare itself are rarely, if ever, simple.”
— MARK KONRAD, COMMENTING ON RETIRED COL. DOUGLAS MACGREGOR’S “WASHINGTON’S WAR” FEATURE IN THE OCTOBER AFJ.
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