A short article by Professor James Russell @ NPS, looking at the choices faced today and ends with:
Until we grasp the central truths about the distinction between strategy and tactics and the limits of our military power, we will continue to thrash around ineffectually in yet another attempt to address the problem of fighting limited wars for limited objectives.

Here's another passage, yes it is written for an American audience, but I would argue it applies to other nations, allies etc:
The inability to think through the lessons of more than a decade of irregular war symbolizes the intellectual fog gripping the foreign and national security policy establishment that has confused and blurred the distinctions between tactics and strategy.
There is a swipe at the creation of the US SOF capability and whether lessons have been learnt from UW / IW / COIN.