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Defense Strategy Requires New Mindset
« on: March 11, 2019, 07:36:04 AM »
Defense Strategy Requires New Mindset
Wednesday, March 06, 2019

The Trump administration’s 2018 National Defense Strategy represents a “fundamental shift” in defense and deterrence policy for the U.S., one of its authors told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Elbridge A. Colby of the Center for a New American Security, and former force development and strategy adviser to then-Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, said the strategy “requires a change in the mindset of our defense establishment. We have left a period of overwhelming American dominance and have entered one in which our armed forces will have to prepare to square off against the forces of major economies fielding the most sophisticated conventional and survivable nuclear forces.”

The military must “shift from an expectation that they could dominate the opponent to one in which they must expect to be contested throughout the fight—and yet still achieve the political objectives set for them in ways that are politically tenable,” he said.
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