Hudson Institute Presidential Transition Papers
January 8, 2009
by Seth Cropsey
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The new administration should look carefully at the shift in U.S. military emphasis that is underway, and satisfy itself that we do not exchange an excess of conventional forces for an excess of irregular warfare capability. Changing the course of an institutional behemoth such as the Department of Defense is extremely difficult, but once accomplished is more likely to result in oversteer than the slight adjustment that was originally intended.
Seth Cropsey is a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute. Previously, he served as Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy during both the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations.
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