The original modern whistle-blower, whose friends got him the cover of TIME Magazine to protect him from vengeful senior policy-makers who did not wish to hear truth spoken to power. Below is his book, still the most trenchant and relevant and certain NOT to be read by anyone engaged with the Quadrennial Review (QDR) or 2010, which is already known to be focusing, at the USD Policy level, on three challenges: China, China, and China (China space, China sea, China cyber).
Focusing on China to justify long-haul high-end weapons and mobility and space systems we do not need is NOT to be confused with having a “China Strategy,” or any strategy at all. As one wag advised us today, first the politicos decide what they want to do, then they convince themselves that whatever they decided to do is a strategy.
Irregular Warfare (IRWF), IInformation Operations (IO), and everything else we actually need appear to be in line for lip service, nothing more.
2010 NEW: Chuck Spinney’s Personal Blog The Blaster