Marcus Aurelius: House Republican National Security Policy Paper Plus Grand Strategy RECAP

Government, Ineptitude, Officers Call, Strategy, Threats
Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius

The documents have some laudable “ends” and some “ways” that may or may not be appropriate (suitable, feasible, acceptable, etc.).  What did not appear to be present were the “means” to be employed.

Better Way Fact Sheet
Better Way Snap-Shot
Better Way FAQ
Better Way Policy Paper

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Phi Beta Iota: There are no facts in the fact sheet, and the depiction of “national security” is retarded. These documents are unprofessional political theater devoid from the FACT that the US military today consumes 60% of the disposable budget while being unable to win wars because DoD is 45-75% waste within service budget share arrangements that are divorced from reality, requirements, relevance, or accountability for performance. The offering fails to understand that the militarization of the police through the drug war has failed and turned a majority of the public into skeptics of the police. Immigration is easily solved by demanding 100% compliance by employers and landlords with e-verify (under Barack Obama the compliance rate is 10% and it is not enforced — everyone skates). These documents are a perfect representation of what you get with a two-party tyranny where politicians can public crap and not be held accountable by the media, think tanks, universities, or citizen activist groups. The level of ignorance as well as false statements within our national “dialog” are reprehensible.

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National Security, as with National Competitiveness, is about everything always and the two cannot be divorced. Ron Paul is among those on the right that “get”  this. Here is a simple graphic that reflects the wisdom of, among others, LtGen Dr. Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret),  then the US member of the UN High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges, and Change. The House Republicans are ignoring eight of the ten high-level threats to the USA, and do not have a clue with respect to how we must restructure our spending to achieve a formidable home-based military (450 ship Navy, long-haul Air Force, air-mobile Army, Open Source (Technologies) Agency as the centerpiece of a massive new global development effort focused on keeping illegal immigrants home while providing an exit strategy for dictators), while shifting the 50% in savings to job creation at home.

See Especially:

Royal Danish Defence College: Interview with Robert Steele on Grand Strategy, Intelligence Reform, and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

Robert Steele: An American Grand Strategy

Review: Grand Strategies — Literature, Statecraft, and World Order

2015 Robert Steele: The National Military Strategy – Dishonest Platitudes

See Also:

Yoda: Delusions of Grand Strategy

Worth a Look: New Books on Grand Strategies

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Government Corruption

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Dereliction of Duty (Defense)

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Empire as Cancer Including Betrayal & Deceit

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on War Complex—War as a Racket

William Martel (RIP): On Grand Strategy

Tikkun Rabbi Michael Lerner: The Blind Alley of J Street and Liberal American Zionism

Rob Dover & Robert Steele: Intelligence and National Strategy? Rethinking Intelligence – Seven Barriers to Reform

Review (Guest): The Global Village Myth (Grand Strategy)

Review: Theodore and Woodrow – How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom

OpenDemocracy: Robert Steele, American Intelligence and National Defense 2.0

NOW Will You Listen? Paris Attacks Bring Home Need for a Grand Strategy Based on the Truth…

Michel Onfray: French Joined the Americans in War on Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Mali…Reap As Ye Sow…

Marcus Aurelius: SSI Monograph on Known Unknowns – Unconventional “Strategic Shocks” in Defense Strategy Development

Marcus Aurelius: Jim Mattis on a New American Grand Strategy with Comment from Robert Steele

Marcus Aurelius: Barbarians Are Inside the Gates While President Barack Obama Sleeps — And a Grand Strategy Solution from Robert Steele

Free Republic: US Grand Strategy? List of 11 No-Nos

Chuck Spinney: Wallerstein on China-Russia Grand Strategy

Chuck Spinney: Time for a Real Grand Strategy?

Chuck Spinney: Strategy? Or Stupidity on a Grand Scale?

Chuck Spinney: Has the US Lost Its Grand Strategic Mind?

Chuck Spinney: Col Pat Lang Provides Strategy on Syria — For Adults with Intelligence and Integrity…

Chuck Spinney: Is Israel on Cusp of Grand Strategic Set-Back as Universities Mobilize (Precedent South Africa)?

Chuck Spinney: Is Israel on a Grand-Strategic Pathway to Ruin?

Chuck Spinney: Grand Strategy Analysis of 9/11 Blow-Back

Chuck Spinney: Criteria for a Sensible Grand Strategy

Chuck Spinney: An American Sun Tzu — John Boyd

Book Reviews by Robert Steele Tagged Strategy

Antechinus: Time Is Running Out For Pax Americana’s Apologists

RELATED:

2014 Robert Steele Answers to Richard Olivier on 21st Leadership with Annotated Bibliography & Links

Worth a Look: Democracy Lost & Found Essay, Book Review Blurbs and Links [Updated 7 January 2015]