Integrity Emergent: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs

Advanced Cyber/IO, DoD, Ethics, Officers Call
Capt Wayne Porter, USN

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Captain Wayne Porter discusses “A National Strategic Narrative”

Posted: Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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Captain Porter explained that US policy could benefit from adhering to a coherent strategic context. He was concerned that our leaders increasingly are becoming captive to temporal urgency without being able to consider a wider strategic perspective. We need to appreciate the interconnectedness and complexity of our strategic environment – better described as a strategic ecology. He said that this argues for a whole-of-nation, functional approach to development, diplomacy and defense, versus simply treating these as organizational stovepipes. He pointed out that such a functional approach has now been recognized in the National Security Strategy, the Quadrennial Defense Review, and the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review.

Reference: National Strategic Narrative

Phi Beta Iota: It has been evident for some time that Admiral Mike Mullen, USN, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has been struggling to represent integrity in a dysfunctional system that does not value integrity, preferring a mix of hubris, complacency, and ideological accommodation.  This narrative is an extraordinary display of integrity in the holistic analytic sense, a strategic counterpart to the operational narrative produced by General Mike Flynn on irrelevant intelligence.  It has to be said: there are a handful of flag officers and rising Colonels & Captains (O-6) with real promise. The above is the August 2010 version, the only one we have been able to find in public circulation.

See Also:

Event/Trip Report/Reference: 1200-1330 8 Apr Woodrow Wilson Center DC In Search of a National Security Narrative for the 21st Century

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USA National Military Strategy 2011 + RECAP

2010 The Ultimate Hack Re-Inventing Intelligence to Re-Engineer Earth (Chapter for Counter-Terrorism Book Out of Denmark)