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Pentagon Swaps 'Lesser Includeds' for 'Greater Inclusive'

Back before the Iraq surge, "military operations other than war" -- a now-antiquated term referring to non-traditional warfare -- were treated as "lesser includeds," filed deep under subsections of big-war plans, doctrine, and acquisition strategies. Today, by contrast, the U.S. national security establishment is increasingly embracing what I like to call the "greater inclusive" paradigm, which recognizes our military's rising quotient of such operations, not as some rare exception, but rather as the new rule.

Continue reading Tom's New Rules column for WPR this week.

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Tom! One of the reasons I read your blog is that you "Get It" with "IT" being the fact that in the arrows in the quiver of the US military, the levianthan force is only one arrow. Here is to having many arrows in that quiver.
June 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWilliam R. Cumming

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