That insurgency is now over. Its OODA loop is smashed.
Worried that Trump would end existing US spending/policies (largely, still geared to cold war priorities), the senior military staff running the Trump administration launched a counter-insurgency against the insurgency. They have been successful (if only they were half as good fighting against real world insurgencies). Here’s how:
- Former generals took control of key staff positions.
- They purged staff members that were part of the insurgency and tightly limited access to Trump.
- Finally, and most importantly, they took control of Trump’s information flow.
That final step changed everything.
Tip of the Hat to Owl for referring this excellent post to Phi Beta Iota.