Doug Macgregor: Margin of Victory Presentation at Metropolitan Club, Washington DC 9 February 2017

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Col Dr. Douglas Macgregor

On the evening of 9 February 2017 Col Dr Doug Macgregor presented a new briefing to a packed house at the Metropolitan Club of Washington, DC. Summarizing his latest book, Margin of Victory, his extemporaneous commentary was riveting.

His two most important points: first, that Grand Strategy covers all elements of national policy, not only national security — commerce and diplomacy, agriculture and energy — ALL elements of national policy must be managed as a whole to achieve peace and prosperity; and second, that wars are won or lost based on the ten years of strategy, policy, and acquisition that precede them — he did not say this, but it was clear that the military we have today cannot win wars.

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Graphic: ARSOC Political Warfare and the Global SOF Network

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Source: SOF Support to Political Warfare, White Paper, US Army Special Operations Command, 10 March 2015, p. 27

Graphic: ARSOC Trends in International Competition

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Source:Redefining the Win,” White Paper, US Army Special Operations Command, 6 January 2015, p. 1.

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Graphic: ARSOC Human Domain

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