Monday, September 27, 2010

Civil-Military Relations Explained Well

But it is one thing to debate how to marry military strategy and domestic politics -- it is another to debate whether to do it. The need for the latter is clear: Good strategy is politically sustainable strategy. Anything else is unrealistic and self-defeating. And any president who did not worry about the domestic politics of his strategy would be a very poor commander in chief indeed.
 Steven Biddle at does a great job of destroying some of the new mythology about Obama and Afghanistan being generated by Woodward's new book.  Read it (Biddle's post). 

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