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Forum: International Politics 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 54,218
Posted By Bill Moore
My initial thoughts on implications related to...

My initial thoughts on implications related to Kagan's book are a combination of revisionist history, the prevailing dumbing down of the West due the toxic impact of social media, and the deliberate...
Forum: International Politics 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 54,218
Posted By Bill Moore
9. How can we measure if the U.S. is in decline?...

9. How can we measure if the U.S. is in decline? To compare American influence today with a mythical past of overwhelming dominance can only mislead us. While the U.S. government can exercise more...
Forum: International Politics 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 54,218
Posted By Bill Moore
I recently read two excellent books. The first...

I recently read two excellent books. The first was A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order, by Richard Haass that provides a view on challenges to the World...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 5 Days Ago
Replies: 132
Views: 66,856
Posted By Bill Moore
The biggest shortfall in the article at this link...

The biggest shortfall in the article at this link is there is not an evaluation of the effects. The U.S. did a lot of interesting psychological operations in WWII to the present day. However, no...
Forum: The Whole News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 4,903
Posted By Bill Moore
We now know why, and why it generated some drama,...

We now know why, and why it generated some drama, and there will be accountability and lessons studied based off this event. Maybe more importantly we need to double down on dealing with North Korea....
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Week Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 75,553
Posted By Bill Moore
This is the second church they destroyed in...

This is the second church they destroyed in recent days. Behavior that is one step removed from ISIS, but at least they're not killing Christians in large numbers yet. This is a sign of communist...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 1,553
Posted By Bill Moore
A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and...

A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order, by Richard Haass

A good book on World Orders and why the current order is in disarray, with recommendations for...
Forum: International Politics 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 54,218
Posted By Bill Moore
David, Think the following paragraph...

David,

Think the following paragraph contrasts the difference between the British and U.S. approach at the strategy level.



We focused on sustaining the liberal international order and...
Forum: International Politics 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 54,218
Posted By Bill Moore
U.S. National Security Strategy 2017

The President released his National Security Strategy on 18 December 2017, and it is largely consistent with previous strategies with some key differences.

The NSS summary can be found at the...
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 12-14-2017
Replies: 67
Views: 75,553
Posted By Bill Moore
Angry Of course we would like to avoid the trap, but...

Of course we would like to avoid the trap, but the trend line remains negative.

http://www.atimes.com/article/pla-warplanes-carried-missiles-taiwan-airspace/





Heck, why we're all getting...
Forum: International Politics 12-14-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 54,218
Posted By Bill Moore
We all tend to have negative views of the world...

We all tend to have negative views of the world based on the "if it bleeds, it leads" media news standard; however, I think we would be hard pressed to make a case that the U.S. has not relatively...
Forum: International Politics 12-13-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 54,218
Posted By Bill Moore
Well said, and it isn't so much the COIN or FID...

Well said, and it isn't so much the COIN or FID mindset that matters as much as our tendency to reflexively apply doctrinal recipes for UW, COIN, FID, or high end war without gaining understanding...
Forum: International Politics 12-13-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 54,218
Posted By Bill Moore
Ultimately, I do not desire to dilute this thread...

Ultimately, I do not desire to dilute this thread with an argument on whether we're applying enough violence to compel an adversary to bend to our will, but if we're going to honestly relook strategy...
Forum: International Politics 12-13-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 54,218
Posted By Bill Moore
The Task and Purpose critique was better, I think...

The Task and Purpose critique was better, I think the author hit the nail on the head with this comment.



So even we do apply sufficient violence to clear an area of the Taliban, we can...
Forum: International Politics 12-13-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 54,218
Posted By Bill Moore
First, the Moral Repugnance response in Foreign...

First, the Moral Repugnance response in Foreign Policy. The author's argument that commander's own the ROE, therefore, it wasn't the lawyers who hampered operations. Partially true, but commanders...
Forum: International Politics 12-13-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 54,218
Posted By Bill Moore
I would have been surprised if there wasn't a...

I would have been surprised if there wasn't a self righteous backlash to the think again article. The think again article was partially flawed by comparing the war against Japan and Germany with the...
Forum: International Politics 12-12-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 54,218
Posted By Bill Moore
Bob, Where we sometimes disagree is over the...

Bob,

Where we sometimes disagree is over the following statement.



Some the VEOs are waging a war within a single political system, many are waging a global jihad with ambitions to change...
Forum: International Politics 12-12-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 54,218
Posted By Bill Moore
Azor, Thanks for posting, I was going to do...

Azor,

Thanks for posting, I was going to do so this weekend. The oft repeated phrase that you can't kill your way to victory is another example of misguided group think. People simple repeat...
Forum: International Politics 12-05-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 54,218
Posted By Bill Moore
The author asserted he was going to challenge or...

The author asserted he was going to challenge or clear up the imprecise language, unqualified assumptions, and outright myths that muddles DoD's thinking. That is an ambitious agenda for a short...
Forum: International Politics 12-05-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 54,218
Posted By Bill Moore
You're right, I thought it was specifically in...

You're right, I thought it was specifically in response to the NSS comments, so my response was a crude way of asking for clarification. It is very relevant to the thread. Actually one of the more...
Forum: International Politics 12-05-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 54,218
Posted By Bill Moore
A good article, but perhaps misplaced here. I...

A good article, but perhaps misplaced here. I didn't hear McMasters use any buzz phrases, and the ideas he promoted for this NSS are built around enduring principles in U.S. strategy. McMasters,...
Forum: International Politics 12-04-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 54,218
Posted By Bill Moore
Slapout, You have a lot of company in this...

Slapout,

You have a lot of company in this belief, but I think it is essential. I'll debate it with you later, but food for thought now. We have allies and partners, which shapes the balance of...
Forum: International Politics 12-04-2017
Replies: 57
Views: 54,218
Posted By Bill Moore
The emerging U.S. National Security Strategy

The Reagan National Defense Forum has been annual event for the past few years where several leaders in national security come to share their ideas. This year NSA McMasters provided an overview of...
Forum: The Whole News 12-04-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 4,903
Posted By Bill Moore
I think it is believable, and it doesn't mean we...

I think it is believable, and it doesn't mean we don't have existing missile defense systems in place (you can read about the tests of those defense systems in the media). I interpret this to mean...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 11-27-2017
Replies: 60
Views: 57,803
Posted By Bill Moore
American Radical

American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1101986158/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is a simple and fast read, but...
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