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Avoiding Hubris in a World of Asymmetric Warfare

Seth Cropsey

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.

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