Three thoughts for 2016 … from far away in time and space

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Going off on e.g. a peacekeeping mission just because one wants to be different, to chart a new course, to effect some undefined change is “Tactics without Strategy.”

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Having a sound plan, a reasoned “Strategy” based on one’s vital interests, is how one wins before deploying troops.

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Before deploying ships, soldiers or aircraft on any mission one needs to do the small, easy things: make sure one has enough of the right people and make sure the people have enough of the right tools and make sure, above all, that one has a “Strategy” before sending the sailors and soldiers off to do “Tactics.”

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