James Mattis: US Suffers from Strategic Atrophy

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General James Mattis, USMC
General James Mattis, USMC

Mattis: U.S. Suffering ‘Strategic Atrophy’

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USNI News, 14 May 2014

Speaking in Washington, D.C., retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis said, “the perception is we’re pulling back” on America’s commitment to its allies and partners, leaving them adrift in a changing world. “We have strategic atrophy.”

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Robert David Steele Vivas
Robert David Steele Vivas

ROBERT STEELE: This is a well-intentioned recycling of the established concept of strategic decrepitude, but it avoids the fundamentals. The US Government lacks intelligence (decision-support) and integrity (commitment to the US Constitution and the public interest). Absent electoral reform (http://tinyurl.com/OpenPower) there is ZERO chance that the two-party tyranny will change its spots — no single issue from a strong military (30% budget cut, close all bases, create a 450-ship Navy, long haul Air Force, air-mobile Army) to climate change to legalizing marijuana and ending fracking and creating water desalination plants with solar energy — will get an honest hearing. Whole of Government strategy, policy, acquisition, and operations does not exist in the USA. ethical evidence-based decision support to strategy, policy, acquisition, and operations does not exist in the USA. As Europe now understands, foreign policy should be about assuring prosperity everywhere else so the illegal immigrants stay home — foreign policy should not be about selling arms and starting elective wars. We don’t lack for solutions. We lack for an honest government.

See Especially:

2012 Robert Steele: Reflections on Healing the Americas — Open Source Agency & Hourglass Strategy

2012 Robert Steele: Reflections on the US Military — Redirection Essential — and a Prerequisite to Creating a 450-Ship Navy, a Long-Haul Air Force, and an Air-Liftable Army + Sanity RECAP

2001 Threats, Strategy, and Force Structure: An Alternative Paradigm for National Security

1992 E3i: Ethics, Ecology, Evolution, & intelligence (An Alternative Paradigm)

1989 Al Gray (US) on Global Intelligence Challenges

See Also:

450 ship @ Phi Beta Iota

1957+ Story Board: Peace & Prosperity Through Ethical Evidence-Based Decision-Support — Analytic Sources, Models, Tools, & Tradecraft

Foreign Policy @ Phi Beta Iota

Marcus Aurelius: Can the Army [CSA] Handle the Truth? Includes Copy of SSI Monograph “Closing the Candor Chasm”

Marcus Aurelius: LYING TO OURSELVES – DISHONESTY IN THE ARMY PROFESSION (Free Monograph) Plus RS on BD Opportunity

Strategy @ Phi Beta Iota

Winslow Wheeler: USAF Lies About the A-10 — Is This Treason? Should the USAF Be Abolished and the US Army GIven Air Support Mission?

Winslow Wheeler: US Navy Status Quo Culture — Lessons Not Learned, Substituting Pork and Lies for Effective Weapons Systems + US Flag Officer Lack of Integrity RECAP