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August 6, 2013  

U.S. imports Pakistan strategy to Yemen

Writing at Foreign Policy, Gregory D. Johnsen says the U.S. efforts to drone-kill AQAP leaders in Yemen is a poor substitute for a winning strategy.

Micah Zenko argues at a Council on Foreign Relations blog that the $52 billion FY2014 State and Foreign Operations Budget Request ought not be cut. “Back in 2011, former secretary of defense Robert Gates warned that everything the U.S. military had accomplished in Iraq was at risk if the State Department did not get funding to continue its work after the withdrawal of U.S. troops.”

Looking for easily digestible arguments on a dozen strategic questions, from Syria to star creep? Third Way offers their 2012 “National Security Recess Book.”

Warlord’s Quote of the Day

“There are but two pains in life, the pain of discipline and the pain of regret. Discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.” Jim Rohn

Contributed by Gary Bloomberg, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who is vice president of strategic development at Visual Awareness Technologies and Consulting. Bloomberg is a member of the Warlord Loop, a private email forum for national security experts.

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