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Synergy of Coercion

December 17, 2012


This post originally appeared as a guest post at The Prying Eye “Air power is an unusually seductive form of military strength, in part because, like modern courtship, it appears to offer gratification without commitment.” Eliot A. Cohen, “The Mystique of U.S. Air Power,” Foreign Affairs. January/February 1994. In the quote above, Cohen references in […]

Terra Incognita – How the Frugal Superpower Navigates Democracy’s Latest Wave – Wikistrat

April 14, 2011


In the rush to define President Barack Obama’s “doctrine” following his decision to lead NATO’s initial no-fly-zone operations in Libya, experts have latched onto every detail’s possible meaning. But in the end, it’s easier to say what his strategy is not than what it is. While frustrating, such ambiguity makes sense for a cost-conscious superpower […]