Robert Steele: Creating a Post-Western Independent Internet (Trump Revolution 22)

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Robert David STEELE Vivas

Creating a Post-Western Independent Internet

An Open Source Internet Can Create Peace and Prosperity for All

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Robert David Steele

The recent decision by President Vladimir Putin to create an independent Internet with a separate Domain Name System (DNC) that is impervious to Western attack including data corruption and mis-representation is a good decision. President Putin’s desire to have such an independent Internet in place by August 2018 is ambitious but achievable.[1] It is a great pity that the BRICS have wasted four years since they first considered this essential need.[2]

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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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Robert Steele: Reinventing the US Army Part III – Strategy, Reality, Precepts, Structure, & Leadership

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Robert David Steele
Robert David Steele

Steele, Robert. Reinventing the US Army Part III – Strategy, Reality, Precepts, Structure, & Leadership, Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Press, Projected Publication 2017.

Part III in the Reinventing the US Army monograph series.

Robert David Steele

This is the author’s preliminary draft of the third of three monographs focused on the future of the US Army as an expeditionary force in a complex world that is rapidly decentralizing while also facing major development challenges.

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We have, with the election of Donald Trump,a once-in-a-century opportunity to rethink, reinvent, and reinvest in our national military concepts, doctrine, human capital, organizations, technologies, and command structures, while eradicating much of the waste that is characteristic of a “government specifications cost plus” approach to contracting. Donald Trump won against all odds, against both parties, without the support of the military-industrial complex. Donald Trump is “unshackled” (his word) – his instincts on costly foreign entanglements and the utility of organizations such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are on display.

Wars are won or lost in the decade or two before those wars begin. Whether countries have a Grand Strategy or not; evaluate all high-level threats or not; devise a coherent force structure in which all services and civilian agencies are complementary, inter-operable, and sustainable or not; invest in the human factor for leadership and solider agility or not – these will determine the outcome of future wars a decade or two before the first shot is fired.

If the US Army does not re-invent itself, it will absolutely not win the next war.

DOC: EIN 7FV42 ERAP Steele Vol 3 Reinventing the US Army 2.5 LINKS

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Graphic: Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) Draft Logo

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Comments and suggestions to robert.david.steele.vivas AT gmail DOT com.

See Also:

Robert Steele: Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) – UN Global Sustainable Development Report 2016 – All the Secretary General has to do is ask…

D3 Innovation Memorandum 3.0

Steele Bio and OSE Recent Chronology

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Chuck Spinney: US-Iran Strategic Convergence?

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Chuck Spinney
Chuck Spinney

Refugee Flows: a Grand Strategic Weapon of Mass Destruction

by FRANKLIN SPINNEY, Counterpunch, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015


Pro-Israeli American neocons, who promoted the invasion of Iraq and the toppling of the Assad regime, may well think that Israel is the prime strategic beneficiary of the breakup of Iraq and Syria.  However, the reality is that Israel is now faced with the spectre of horrendous and unending blowback over the long term at the more decisive grand strategic level of conflict.

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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’


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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