November 1, 2013  

‘Get it right quickly’ | What is al Qaeda? | Navy, space leader

Daniel P. Bolger, a retired Army lieutenant general, writes about a military’s duty during times of uncertain peace. “The best the U.S. Army — or any military — can do is try to be ready to ‘get it right quickly.’ We surely tend to end up fighting in places we did not expect and sooner than we would like.” (Army)

Adam Elkus synthesizes the latest efforts to characterize al Qaeda — complex organization or set of lone wolves? — and finds that it’s a combination of both. (War On The Rocks)

Intriguing: Robert Farley and Max Lord argue that the Navy is better suited than the Air Force to lead the U.S. military in space affairs. (War Is Boring)

Warlord’s Quote

“Perfection of means and confusion of ends seems to characterize our age.” — Albert Einstein

Contributed by Col. Scott Nestler, the Force Strategy Division Chief at the Center for Army Analysis (CAA), Fort Belvoir, Va. From a list compiled by the Warlord Loop, a private email forum for national security experts.

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